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DIY Product Photography Tips for Handmade Business Owners

Rekha Krishnamurthi, Creative Designer | DIY Crafts | Textile Art

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10 Videos (33m)
    • Introduction

      1:14
    • Lesson 1: Photography Checklist

      5:30
    • Lesson 2: Tools To Use

      0:58
    • Lesson 3: Gathering Inspiration & Selecting the Background

      3:12
    • Lesson 4: Setting up to photograph

      1:51
    • Lesson 5: Basic Photo Editing with Photoshop

      6:38
    • Lesson 6: Photo Editing with PicMonkey

      3:59
    • Lesson 7: Compare Edited Images

      1:15
    • Lesson 8: Removing the Background

      7:15
    • Lesson 9: Assignment & Conclusion

      0:51

About This Class

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In this class you will learn easy DIY product photography tips that will help you create better product photos and enhance your visual brand story.   This class is targeted towards crafters and makers who have an Etsy shop, sell handmade product via their own website or sell on other marketplaces such as Houzz or Amazon Handmade.  This is a beginner level class.

As an Etsy seller, I know the importance of having high quality product photos.  As much as I love working with professional photographers, the reality is that I don’t always have the budget to hire them.  So I’ve had to learn as many DIY techniques as possible so that I can take better quality product photos.

In this class, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to effectively plan using a Product Photography Checklist
  • How to gather inspiration for your product photoshoot
  • How to select the best background for the main product image
  • How to set up and take quality product photography
  • Basic photo editing techniques using Photoshop or PicMonkey that will help improve picture quality
  • Tools you can use to remove the background

For the class project, you will take a compelling product photo and use the techniques taught in this class to help tell a visual story about your brand.

I look forward to seeing you in class!

Please note:  This class focuses on tips that will help improve your overall photo styling and can apply to both iPhone and Android users.   

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Rekha Krishnamurthi

Creative Designer | DIY Crafts | Textile Art

Hi! Welcome to my classes on Skillshare!

I'm a creative designer, DIY crafter and generally love anything to do with color, print and pattern!

I love to teach and inspire others especially in the areas of creativity. Engaging in creative activity is not just a hobby - it's a way of life! My mission is to encourage you to explore your creative potential and inspire an artistic spirit within.

So let's get started...enroll in class and unleash your creative spirit!

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