video2brain - The Art of Craft Photography | 2.93 GB Duration: 3h 21m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1024x576 | Audio: AAC 44.1KHz Mono Genre: eLearning | Language: English | Level: Beginner
Show Your Work in the Best Light The ever-increasing popularity of handmade crafts has spawned thousands of blogs, forums, events, websites, and digital tools. With so much competition out there, the best way to catch a viewer’s attention is with an incredible photograph of your incredible craft. In this one-of-a-kind workshop, professional craft blogger and photographer Megan Andersen Read, "Radmegan," takes you step-by-step through the basics of craft photography, starting with how a camera and its settings work. She’ll share composition techniques to make craft photos more compelling, image-editing tips that don’t require expensive software, and some great resources for getting craft images blogged about, printed, and seen by the masses. You’ll even do a little crafting by making three different kinds of affordable at-home and mobile “photo studios.” Whether you are taking photos of handmade crafts to sell, looking for tips on product photography, have a blog and want your images to get noticed, or just want to improve the quality of photos you plan on sharing with friends and family, this workshop can help you produce great images.
In this unique workshop, you’ll learn how to stage, light, and photograph your handmade items in a way that maximizes their appeal to viewers and customers.
The contents of this course include
Getting Familiar with the Camera Understanding how your camera works doesn’t have to be a painful undertaking. In this chapter, terms like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO will be explained in an easy-to-understand way. We’ll also look at getting great shots with a point-and-shoot camera and talk about depth of field, which is an important concept for product photography.
Basic Composition and Staging Tips In this chapter you’ll learn to compose your images in a way that highlights your crafts’ best attributes by using framing, negative space, lines, and the rule of thirds. Your images will be well-balanced, compelling, and downright gorgeous.
Equipment List: Making and Buying Helpful Tools While the best camera you can get is usually the one you’ve already got, there are a few accessories that will make shooting high-quality photos easier and more streamlined. In this chapter you'll learn how to buy – or better yet, make – some tools to help improve your shots.
Image Editing with Photoshop Elements Even the best photographer doesn't shoot a perfect image every time. In this chapter, we’ll look at ways to touch up your craft photos in Photoshop Elements to get the best possible results.
Compressing and Uploading When sharing your photos you’ll often need to compress them, whether to fit in an email or to comply with a publication’s size requirements. In this chapter you’ll learn how to compress and upload your craft photos to ensure you get the best results.
Uploading Images for Blogging, Selling, and Printing There are different strategies for uploading your images depending on whether you want to share them, sell them, or blog about them. This chapter will cover best practices for uploading images for the most common craft scenarios.