Yeshen Venema


Product Photography Workshop 11 Sept

Product Photography Workshop 11 Sept


Date: Wednesday 11 September.
10am-5pm with 45mins for lunch.

Location: 5 Flint Rd, Cheltenham, GL51 3JE.
Snacks, teas/coffees and lunch will be provided, please us know of any dietry requirements. Gluten and nut free and vegan options will be provided.

Full payment must be made in advance to secure your booking. No refunds but if you cannot make it you can of course find a replacement.

Do you struggle to create your own product photography? Are you frustrated in how your products are presented? ‘The Designer/maker’s favourite Photographer’ Yeshen Venema will be hosting a workshop for you!

The session will start with a brief presentation with images shot by Yeshen and a few of case studies and will then move on to cover practical tips and live demos showing you how to shoot a variety of product types from ceramics and textiles to prints, jewellery and stationery

Please bring:
A few of your own products if you wish them to be used in the demo.
Your own camera and tripod if you have them, or your preferred camera, which can be your phone.
Notebook and pen/pencil

You will learn:

• How to prepare for a product photoshoot (mood board/shot list)

• Doing your own photos vs working with a professional

• How to use natural light

• How to visualise your photo

• The top 5 (cheap) essential accessories that will help your product shots

• Specific tips for reflective products

• Using your phone camera vs a DLSR

• How to maximise use of your images on your website and social media


About Yeshen

Yeshen has worked with hundreds and designer/makers and small businesses in the craft and design sector and is one of the leading product photographers in London. He has run workshops around the UK with The Design Trust, New Designers, The Craft Council, ETSY and Folksy. Alongside his photography work, Yeshen is an official Squarespace Specialist plus trainer and creates short films and animations with his partner Natasha as Yesh&Tash. They share a home studio in Islington, London.


Twitter: @yeshen

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Do you work for Squarespace?

No, but I am an official Squarespace Specilaist and Authorised Trainer.

I don't currently have a website, can I still take part?

Best not, this is not an ‘intro to Squarespace’ session - but we will be running those soon. Contact me for wait list.

I need to improve my product photography, can you help me with that?

Yes I can, my studio is focussed on product and still life photography for designer/makers and micro businesses. See: for more and drop me a line for more info on rates, srtyling and how to prepare for your photoshoot.

My website is currently a Shopify/Big Cartel/Wordpress/Weebly site, can you help me move to Squarespace?

Yes I can, it is even possible to import content from pages, blogs and product listings.

Do you only use Squarespace?

Yes, I use this platform because I find it to be the most user-friendly, well designed and intuitive.

Can you get me a discount?

Yes! When you book a session you will receive 20% off your first year with Squarespace. Please note, this discount is only valid on your first Squarespace purchase, not upgrades.

Do I need to know about code?

Not at all, in fact I only use code myself if the project requires a particular customisation.

Will you upload all the content for me?

No, I will show you how and encourage you to do most of this yourself - this helps you gain confidence.

Do I bring my own lunch?

Yes please. Lunch is not provided by tea, coffee, water and fruit/nuts will be provided. We have local shops and sandwhich shop. Lunch will be 45mins 1.00pm-1.45pm.

Is there any backup support provided afterwards?

I am happy to answer simple questions by email, more in-depth support is chargable by the hour or you can book a half day or full day indivdual session. Squarespace also has excellent guides and email support.