Serve up delectable photos that will make your work a visual delight! Learn the basics of product photography using only what you’ve got available to you–either your point-and-shoot camera, or your mobile phone! Learn how to work with light, as well as make the most of what you have in making eye-catching setups to enhance your images. With today’s unrelenting social media feeds, we’ve got to step it up to have our photos stand out, and make our products shine.
This session is the third in our Growing Your Handmade Business series in partnership with co.lab, Manila Workshops and Globe myBusiness. Each attendee will not only get the lowdown on how to take great photos, they’ll also get some hands-on action, being able to shoot their products in the set ups we’ll have available at the studio.
Part I: Lecture
Understanding Light and How We See
What is Light?
Uses of Light
Characteristics of Light
Light, Materials, and Surfaces
Effects of Illumination
Light Setups for Product Photography
Modifying Light for Product Photography
Common Tabletop Setups for Product Photography
DIY with Common Household Items
Cameras and Lenses
Choosing the Right Cameras and Lenses for Product Photography
Notes on Mobile Phone Photography
Photo Editing and Apps
Preparing Your Photos for Sharing on Social Media
Part II: Application
Hands-on Activity for Workshop Participants
Available session date for October at our Makati workshop space (Unit 302 Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City):
October 8 (Saturday) 2-5 PM
Workshop fee is PHP 1,500.00 inclusive of the hands-on mini shoot, where you can take home a portfolio of product pictures!* We’ve got a special early bird rate of PHP 1,000.00 up though, so make sure to sign up early!
*Portfolio size will vary, depending on products.
Jeryc Garcia (b. 1973) is a contemporary artist and multimedia arts mentor from Manila, The Philippines. He is currently a faculty member of the Multimedia Arts Department of the School of Design and Art of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde where he teaches subjects in Graphics, Portfolio, and Campaign Development.
He also holds classes at iACADEMY in Makati where he is responsible for developing the Advanced Digital Photography program under the Department of Multimedia Arts. He worked in the Advertising industry for more than 17 years and was Group Creative Director of Square Communications in Vietnam prior to joining Benilde in 2012.
He has also spent time in Publishing as a contributor to various publications and more prominently as Men’s Health Philippines magazine’s Founding Editor-in-Chief. In 2009, he presented nearly 100 portraits of Filipino WWII veterans in Honolulu for his first solo and international show. At present, Jeryc is near the final stages of his post-graduate studies in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He is set to begin his thesis on the visualization of myths. You can follow him on social media where he posts as @jerycgarcia.
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