Yeshen Venema

Links & Resources

Friends who create, Websites, Magazines and Blogs I contribute to and also some handy resources.

Websites, Magazines and Blogs I contribute to

Confessions of a Design Geek is never less than a great read - includes interviews and peeks inside creative spaces.
Read My latest post is How to Photograph your Products.

The Design Trust is a wonderful resource for professional designers and craftspeople.
Read my post all about Professional Photography for your website.

Folksy run a great blog full of practical advice.
Read How to take great styled product shots.

Mollie Makes have a Craft Business series covering online sales, branding and of course product photography. Read my post here.

WeMakeWebsites do just that, but also publish an excellent blog focussed on e-commerce. Read my posts here.

91 Magazine is a quarterly online magazine, published by interiors and lifestyle brand, Patchwork Harmony. Look our for my features in the Autumn 2016 issue.

Cockpit Arts are a social enterprise supporting contemporary crafts with two locations in London. They also have an excellent resource, free to all:


The presentations I do with The Design Trust, New Creative Markets and others are available free through my Projeqt page: but also via my tips page.

We use for planning shoot alongside our Pinterest boards.

Shotkit has an excellent list of apps and tools to help your grow your online business:

Did you know Adobe offer free video tutorials on all their software? Well, they do, and they're rather good. Another site for After Effects tutorials is Video CoPilot.
if you want alternatives to Adobe try Affinity Photo (like Photoshop) and Capture One (like Lightroom).

Want to know what 'inbound marketing' and other such things are? HubSpot publish regular (free) e-books on everything social media related.

Ken Rockwell does honest and in-depth camera reviews. For a second opinion, go to DPreview.