The great folks up at creativeLIVE produce new learning experiences for photographers, designers, illustrators and more. Their plan of delivering focused, intensive learning that is student centric instead of geography or school centric, is bold and, I think, disruptive.
There have been many workshops at CL involving photographing people. I did my introduction to Lighting Essentials workshop in early April, and we did a lot of cool setups with people shots.
However, they noticed that I also like to shoot inanimate objects and cool things. Still life and product.
And they also know that I think the ability to shoot some product can help most emerging photographer’s bottom line.
So they invited me back in June to do a new kind of workshop. A product and still life centric workshop. It will be the first on CL, and I hope you join me for a very exciting “Introduction to Table Top Product Photography” weekend.
Still Life and Product is one of the mainstays of commercial photography.
Some shooters prefer it, some do it was as an ancillary part of their work, and some, like me, love it for its various intricacies and detail. I flat out have a blast when I am shooting product and still life.
And the subjects rarely have attitude… ya know?
Craig and Kendra asked me to come back to do an introduction course on Product and Still Life photography for those photographers who want to learn how to do it, want to do it better, and want to add the discipline to their services.
The other cool group that will like this workshop are the various artists and creators out there who make things for sale. Whether you are an artist at Etsy, or a jeweler selling your work online, or a fashion designer making accessories, the ability to make decent. well lit and composed product shots can add to your bottom line.
We start out on Thursday, July 21 with a half day introduction to the INTRODUCTION course. We will cover the basic lighting tools, and lighting itself – especially as it is being used for table top and still life.