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!
Perfect Props and Stylish Backdrops — Product Photography 2.0
Featuring: Evi Abeler and Robin Zachary
Presented in partnership with
Big Leo and West Elm
Friday, September 23 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Meets in the lobby of Empire Stores at 55 Water Street
Register to reserve your space here.
All workshops are FREE but require a $10 refundable deposit to reserve a space.
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.
A self-proclaimed smart shopper and vintage junkie with a passion for ephemera and handmade objects, Zachary is always on the hunt for her next great prop score. She is a New York City-based tabletop and prop stylist and Contributing Home Editor for Bridal Guide Magazine. Her clients span home products brands, national magazines and social media agencies. She’s a faculty member in the Photography Department of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and is the creator of a one-on-one styling workshop, The Prop Styling Experience, a custom-designed program that explores the creativity and business behind the career of prop styling.