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Small Business Photography Workshops

  • Craftivate 172 Center Street Wallingford, CT 06492 USA (map)

This is a four part workshop series that will meet on Sundays in July from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. These workshops are perfect for the entrepreneur who wants to create better social media content without having to use stock images. They are also great for bloggers who want to learn how to take better photos to complement their writing. These workshops will take you through a crash course in photography including how to use your camera and how to edit. You can sign up for all four workshops or choose the workshops that fit your needs. Please read on for more information.


* Must Have : Camera : Any digital camera / phone camera will be fine. You will also need a laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography Edition).

** It is $10 a month to have Lightroom and Photoshop. You can sign up on a month to month basis and cancel at anytime if you choose to no longer edit with these programs.

*** Please bring any and all cameras you use for your business to every workshop.


WORKSHOP 1: Product Photography     07/09/2017

Learn how to better position your product or stylize a photo to create social media content that is visually appealing and will help grow your engagement. Perfect for every small business owner or social media junkie.

In this workshop, we will discuss: Composition, Lighting, Ideas for content, Tips and Tricks for great photos

WORKSHOP 2: DSLR Cameras 101     07/16/2017

If you have a DSLR camera and have no idea how to use it, we will go step by step through the basic settings so that you can take fantastic photos with ease. Learn how to consistently shoot images that flow with your own preferred style of photography. You will leave with the skills to confidently use your DSLR camera in an effect way that improves your images and wows potential customers.

We will cover: Metering, White Balance, ISO, Manual Camera Settings, Depth of Field, Composition, F-Stop and Shutter Speed, Shooting Raw vs. Jpeg

WORKSHOP 3: Lightroom Editing     07/23/2017

Lightroom is a great program to edit your photos. Learn how to adjust your exposure, color temperature, contrast, etc. Don’t know what any of those words mean? That’s ok, we’ll go over the vocabulary of photography and editing in this workshop as well. You will be able to manipulate your photos to fit your personal stylistic goals and help to build a cohesive brand.

WORKSHOP 4: Photoshop Editing     07/30/2017

Photoshop can enhance any photo to make it really pop! It’s a great tool to use to take things out of your images, like blemishes, and it’s great to quickly add things to your photo, like logos,  words or graphics. Resize your photos so they are size specific for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Learn how to use your File Info to help organize your photo library, add copyright, metadata, keywords, etc. Learn how to create actions in Photoshop and batch edit to save valuable time and streamline your workflow.