May 3, 2015


I am overjoyed to announce that my Shibori napkins are featured in the new craftsy class, Product Photography At Home, taught by Jessica Marquez from Miniature Rhino. I have always loved the embroidery kits Jessica makes and her book Stitched Gifts is absolutely amazing (she did all the photography herself)! Needless to say, I am honored to be part of this class.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Craftsy, it’s an online resource that offers classes, supplies, and tools to help you grow as a artist and maker. There are hundreds of classes on quilting, knitting, sewing, art, and so much more.

The description of this class follows, “Improve your product photography and your sales with images that give you an edge in the marketplace and attract the customers you want. Professional photographer and small-business owner Jessica Marquez demonstrates how to create simple tabletop setups that bring any product to life. Then, discover how to manipulate light, use a variety of backgrounds and shoot from different angles so that you always show your products in their best light — indoors and out! Next, learn how to incorporate a live model into your shots, and get tips for lighting and directing your subject for relaxed, natural-looking photos. Finally, find out how to expertly style props to lend personality and depth to your shots, and learn to create and scale editorial images with confidence. Plus, get postproduction tips for flawlessly finished images that resonate with your customer.”

To celebrate the launch, Jessica is doing a contest on her blog for 50% off the class and a chance to win a free class of your choice from Craftsy. To enter, click here. This contest will close May 8 and the winner will be contacted directly by Craftsy with the details on the 9th.




all above photos taken by Jessica Marquez for Craftsy
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