We’re extraordinarily excited to unveil another fabulous contributor to the Folksy blog – the very wonderful Lyndsey James from Photocraft®. Good product photography is critical when selling online, so we’re delighted to have not just one, but two professional photographers on board to share their tips and make sure all the angles are covered.
Yesterday we announced Yeshen Venema’s shoots where he’ll be photographing the work of six Folksy sellers and sharing his tips for photographing different products. But we’ll be kicking off our product photography series with Lyndsey – the inspirational photographer who wowed visitors to the Folksy Summer School with her product shot workshops.
Lyndsey will be writing a series of posts for us covering essential topics like how to get sharper, crisper photos, how to get bright, clear photos, making the most of natural light, getting better results from the camera you have, and how to save and resize your photos.
The series will start here later this month, but in the meantime there’s a brilliant opportunity for one maker to win a full scholarship for one of Lyndsey’s amazing Photocraft® courses. Aimed at all designers and makers working for themselves, the Photocraft® Scholarship gives one lucky designer/maker the chance to boost their business by learning new skills in photography and styling. The winner will receive a sponsored place on the next four-week online Photocraft® course, running from 3rd – 30th March 2014, plus a Photocraft® goodie bag.
The winner will be chosen by Photocraft and the scholarship judges. Sitting on that panel is Folksy captain James Boardwell (check out the full panel description to see why he’s now happily humming a David Bowie song), alongside Annie Sloan creator of Chalk Paint, gift wrap queen Jane Means, business mentor and Folksy’s own Rebel Rose Suzy Rai, and Caroline Rowland, editor of one of our favourite craft and lifestyle mags 91 Magazine.
The deadline for applications is this Sunday 23rd February, so you’ll need to be quick!
You can apply for the scholarship, and see details of all Lyndsey’s courses on the Photocraft website.