Yeshen Venema

Shoot Prep Old

How to prepare for your shoot - the ultimate guide for small businesses and designer/makers when working with a professional photographer.  By Yeshen Venema featuring examples, quotes, tip and more.

How to prepare for your photoshoot.

This section will soon be updated with an all new Shoot Prep Guide which specific tips on product types such as textiles, ceramics, glass and stationery/prints. In the meantime please use the resources linked below.

Parking: Full day (£14) or 3 hr (£6) permits must be requested in advance and paid cash on day. You can also try Just Park app or for local options, but this will not be right next to studio.

Pease note the studio is shoe free - feel free to bring thick socks or slippers.

In addition to this document here are some more resources and tips.

Free download of my presentations for The Design Trust, Crafty Fox Market, ETSY and New Creative Markets:

Tips from bloggers, PR and my clients:

Info on my studio space and examples of shoots showing backgrounds, surfaces, different products and props.

Detailed spec on how to optimise your images for the web from Squarespace.

Free tool to resize your image for social media use (header images/profile images and so on):

One of my most regular clients Thornback&Peel - are a fantastic example of how to shoot a whole collection of products in a consistent way using lifestyle photography.

How to prepare for your shoot

"The shoot prep guide was incredibly helpful, I liked the fact it's all there laid out in black and white, what I’ll need to do, consider, costings etc.  Super helpful!"
Claire Vine. Textile Designer

I've been emailing blogs and magazines all week, asking for features. Having the bank of photos to draw from is so brilliant. I don't need to think about it - I know they are clear, calm, well composed and attractive. It's been so helpful already.
Trudi Murray, Artist