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DIY Photography

DIY Product Photography Techniques

Camera Controls and Composition

This workshop focuses on building manufacturers’ technical skills in camera control (cellphone camera, digital SLR or digital point and shoot). Participants will also receive professional feedback on their website and social media photography and work together to identify what they’re doing right and what could be improved. Every manufacturer will leave with tangible ideas & strategies for improving their brand and product photography.

Camera Controls and Composition Fall Saturday, November 2nd 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Camera Controls and Composition Winter Saturday, January 11th 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Camera Controls and Composition Spring Saturday, April 4th 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lighting Techniques

This workshop focuses on building manufacturers’ technical skills in lighting, composition and styling. It will include demonstrations of how to shoot with daylight, artificial light and set-up a variety of small studio set-ups for DIY product photography. This workshop aims to empower manufacturers to be self-sufficient in documenting their products as well as creative image-making for marketing purposes.

Lighting Techniques Fall Saturday, November 16th 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lighting Techniques Winter Saturday, January 25th 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lighting Techniques Spring Saturday, April 18th 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Photoshop and Lightroom

This workshop covers the basics of how to use Photoshop software to digitally edit, resize, and change resolution of digital images. It will serve as a primer for someone learning Photoshop for the first time or as a refresher course. The goal of this workshop is to lay down a foundation for post-production photography skills. No prior experience is required.

Photoshop and Lightroom Fall Saturday, December 7th 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Photoshop and Lightroom Winter Saturday, February 8th 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Photoshop and Lightroom Spring Saturday, May 9th 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For more information on these opportunities, email Joanna Reynolds at jreynolds@prattcenter.net.
These workshop are powered by Pratt Institute faculty, staff & students.