Last week I went on a product photography workshop at Definitely Dreaming so I can start to take photos of the jewellery and new products we are creating at work. The workshop taught us which settings were best to use on our cameras, how to find the best light and how to manipulate natural light and what to do if there isn’t enough of it. We also discussed props and styling and how to position the product to have maximum impact. The workshop was set in a smallholding and I knew when booking that it only took a maximum of 6 students so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed. My workshop had myself and 3 other students.
If you are a newbie photographer, pop over to Definitely Dreaming as Janet is currently offering a free five week online course to improve your photography skills which is suitable for phone and camera users. To sign up you only need to give your first name and email address.
One lady who attended the workshop creates luxury candles and reed diffusers. Flo Candles are created using soy wax from a renewable source and are free from any artificial or toxic elements, meaning they burn cleanly and last much longer than traditional paraffin. They enrich the candles with 100% essential oils. Their reed diffusers are created using certified organic and 100% natural ingredients.
They have various scents and if you aren’t sure which you would like, you can order 2 free scent samples to help you decide, they will also send you a discount code with the samples to get 15% off your first order. That is fab customer service even before you get started. I have ordered the Relax candle which is a blend of lavender, marjoram, bergamot and petitgrain. I can not wait for it to arrive!
Another lady creates bespoke pottery as well as holding craft workshops for both adults and children at her workshop in Preston, Fired 4 U. She took a pair of hand painted ceramic wine goblets to the workshop and they were stunning, the attention to detail was superb.
The 3rd lady at the workshop with us was Swifty Bell Designs, creating fabric pictures and greeting cards. Each item is unique so you can be sure that no one else will have the same picture as you. Using various materials, some of them are so precious that she only uses them sparingly on the wing of a bird or a cherry on a cupcake. I adore her cards, I think they make a beautiful gift as it could be framed after being given as a card x