Geared toward crafters, makers, and small business owners, this workshop will offer tips and tools to simply style, light and photograph your products and make them look amazing! Shooting on location at the newly opened West Elm location in DUMBO, students will have the opportunity to stage small scenes and shoot lovely products of their own or those on display at the store, while guided by Big Leo photographer Evi Abeler and prop stylist Robin Zachary. Participants should bring a camera and our instructors will guide you through the process of creating interesting and unique photos that you can use in your online store or in your marketing materials.
This is a BYOC (bring-your-own-camera) workshop that will meet for a brief intro and slideshow presentation by the instructor at the United Photo Industries Gallery before heading out for a guided shoot. The workshop also includes an (optional) wrap-up session and casual group critique, where students can share the work they shot and get feedback from instructors and workshop peers.
New York City-based food and product photographer Evi Abeler helps clients communicate the love, passion and craft that go into every project through simple, elegant imagery. In addition to her commercial work, she runs the Food Print Shop and offers photography workshops and one-on-one training. Her clients include Whole Foods, Rodale, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Robin Zachary is a NYC-based Tabletop and Prop Stylist, and Educator who has lectured and taught at the New York Botanical Gardens, The Penumbra Foundation, and FIT. She is the Contributing Home Editor of Bridal Guide Magazine and formerly it’s Creative Director. Her clients span famous home product and food brands, national magazines, e-commerce and social media outlets. She loves designing creatively inspired tables and selecting just the right dishes, glassware, linens and props to tell a great story rich with history and personality.
She is the creator of The Prop Styling Experience®, a unique hands-on workshop in-person and online for learning the creative and business aspects of the prop styling career. She hosts these workshops in her sun-drenched studio among her ever-growing, curated prop collection. Her book STYLING BEYOND INSTAGRAM: Take Your Prop Styling Skills from the Square to the Street (Schiffer Craft) will launch on July 29th.