Yeshen Venema


Answers to all the usual Qs on style, pricing, locations, a typical shoot and a few you might not think to ask!

Yeshen. Photo: Helena Le Petite for Spoon Cereals

Yeshen. Photo: Helena Le Petite for Spoon Cereals

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a photographer and film-maker with a passion for the work of Designer/Makers and small businesses. I love working directly with clients in my studio, in this way they are involved with the shoot and can see how it all comes together.

I work from my London studio shared with the Director Natasha Tonkin. When not taking pictures and making films, I write for blogs and magazines and present talks and workshops on the subject of photography and create beautiful websites with Yesh&Tash.

Read a recent interview (Summer 2015) on the Spoon Cereals blog for more.

I can take my own photos, right?

Sure thing. Most of us have access to a decent camera. However, you can always benefit from a fresh (and professional) eye. Product photography has many unique challenges. I consider the use of photography across your website, social media and publications - I see it as a crucial part of your brand.

What do you charge?

Please see the pricing page.

Do you have your own studio?

Yes, in London N1, take a look.

What about testimonials from your clients?

Take a look at these client case studies.

Minor Goods

Minor Goods

Can I see your work online, or in print?

Follow my 'Spotted -Shoots and Press' Pinterest board and 'In Print' gallery for regular updates on published work.

How can I prepare for a shoot?

It's all covered in my 'How to prepare for your shoot' guide.

I created a special webinar with The Design Trust on that topic!
'How to work with a professional photographer'. Please note this video is for Design Trust Business Club members only.


Sue Pryke / Simple Shape

Sue Pryke / Simple Shape

Future and Found

Future and Found

How do you transfer the files?

I use WeTransfer and/or Dropbox.

A CD, DVD or USB can be supplied as an additional backup, on request.

I back up my shoots in three different places and I suggest you do the same.

Do you hold a valid CRB or other industry qualifications?

While working as photographer with Ofsted I obtained an enhanced CRB, this was updated while working for Action for Children (March 2011) and most recently with POPUp Projects (March 2014). I am also a Personal Licence Holder and experienced in event production and health and safety procedures.



What if I am not happy with the photos?

I will happily do a re-edit, or meet with you to discuss. If you are still not satisfied with the results, I will organise a re-shoot at no extra cost.

Are you on social media?

Yes - connect @, follow me @yeshen on Twitter and @yeshen.venema on Instagram or my other social links. And please join the discussion on my blog.  

Anything else? 

I also create short films and animations with the Director Natasha Tonkin. We are Yesh&Tash. If you want to go beyond product photography, drop us a line.

For the 'slightly smaller print' please see my full Terms.

Interviews, links and blog posts.

Autumn 2016, interview on the Folksy Blog

Summer 2015 interview on the Spoon Cereals blog.

Interview with me on Design Juices

Blog post I wrote for Folksy, featuring a case study

Post I wrote for Frankly Magazine (Folksy) on how to take great photos on a gloomy day

My contributions to the WeMakeWebsites blog about ecommerce product photography

Blog on for The Design Trust

Post for Supa Dupa Me on 'Product Photography that sells'

Little Storm

Little Storm