We are really excited to announce that we have a brand new photography columnist. Beginning next Monday professional photographer, Jo Bradford will be writing fortnightly posts an various aspects of photography and taking the best shots of your products. We know that this is an area that has many of you frustrated. Sharp, bright images are undoubtedly the vital ingredient of a succesful online shop.
We thought we’d tell you about a few of Jo’s expert credentials for taking on this position as photography columnist for Folksy.
Jo is currently the artist in residence at Plymouth College of Art of Design for 2010/2011, and regularly exhibits her art in shows all over the world. You may have seen some of Jo’s work listed here on Folksy, as she has recently opened a shop selling her prints under the name ‘Green Island Art Studios‘. Alongside her professional work as a photographer, she also writes and delivers courses for college students on GCSE, A-Level and HNC courses in various aspects of photography as well as providing extra curricular photography clubs for children as young as 5.
You can find out much more about Jo over on her website www.jobradford.com and by visiting her fascinating blog. Perhaps one of the most interesting and unusual of Jo’s recent ventures, also happening in February 2011, is that she is going to have one of her photographs blasted into space on the shuttle Endeavour taking off from Florida on its final mission to the International Space Station. (wow!)
We hope you are as impressed and excited as we are at Folksy HQ to have Jo joining our growing team of columnists. We’d love to hear from you about what you find most difficult about photographing your products, so please leave us a comment here and let us know what sort of help you need.