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Create captivating product images with your phone.

READY TO TAKE ACTION & START CREATING STUNNING PRODUCT SHOTS

all by yourself, day-after-day, on your PHONE?

Stop settling for mediocre product shots

Learn how to create captivating product images with your phone!

 

My step-by-step course will show you everything you need to go from blurry, skew product shots to crisp, captivating images that your audience won't be able to resist!

Do your images look dull and dark?

 

Are your colours murky or just frustratingly off?

 

Do you have no clue how to style your products so your images always turn out looking over
cluttered?

 

You’re tired of grainy images and packing
one filter on top of another trying to make something out of “nothing”.

 

Quit winging it and “hoping for the best”. I’ll help you stop the struggle and snap out of constant confusion.

 

Photo proud is a highly practical course comprising bite sized videos which will lead you through solutions to creating professional looking images of your products with your
phone and a few inexpensive extras.

Everything you show off online is an indication of the service you’re likely to provide, the quality of your product and tells a story of WHO you are.

 

Producing consistent, eye-catching images on your website and social media builds trust and attracts those quality clients who will jump to buy your products.

 

Hiring a professional photographer is great and a definite necessity, but for day-to-day shooting, this is hardly possible.

 

You may have a DSLR but most of the time you use your phone because its convenient, but the shots are far from great.

 

But what if I told you, you can take crisp, clear images using your phone!

My students no longer struggle with light, colour

or composition in their photos

 

THEY KNOW HOW TO:

  • Create beautifully exposed and sharp images on their phone camera
  • Take images that show true-to-life colours
  • Style their images to create natural looking images that show their products at their best

AND they can do this consistently, day-to-day

JUST LOOK AT THE RESULTS!

These are some of the pictures my incredible students have taken

BEFORE and AFTER doing this course.

You too can transform how you capture and share pictures of your products!

 

Remember, the more professional your pictures look,

the more trust you build with your clients and the more sales you will make.

Hi, I'm Ria, I’ve been a professional photographer for 14 years, recognised as a Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society...

 

...and I teach product and service based entrepreneurs like you how to take professional looking photographs, to empower you with confidence and creativity to share your products in the way you want them to be seen.

 

Having been around artisan product makers for many years as a high end portrait and wedding photographer, I saw them struggle to take images that did their products justice, it broke my heart to see them disappointed to not have images to market their pieces effectively.

I knew this had to change, so I reached out to my creative community and partnered with 17 artisan makers who loaned their pieces and shared the problems with photographing them. I spent months working out how to photograph their products with a phone and inexpensive kit in a way that could be replicated in anyone's home. I’ve put together everything I learnt in this highly practical course so you don't have to worry about figuring anything out for yourself.

Photo Proud: Create captivating product
images with your phone

A practical course designed to help you take better product photos.

  • Are you a calligrapher or illustrator?
  • Do you make stunning pieces of jewellery?
  • Are you a florist or baker?
  • This course is for you if you make hand made products - Cake makers, florists, dyers, calligraphers, illustrators, book and stationary makers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and beaded and antique jewellery
  • Each product unit is around 2 hours in total. Kick off watching Unit 1 then choose from the product categories you need training on.
  • It’s totally manageable!

THESE ARE THE WORDS PAST STUDENTS HAVE USED
TO DESCRIBE PHOTO PROUD

RIGHT NOW, ARE YOU LIKE THESE ARTISANS?

 

Emily Greenaway - Written By Emily

“My pictures looked dull/dark and whites looked greyish even if I was next to a window.”

 

Louise Bradshaw - Creative Flora

“I struggled with composition and making my images look professional."

 

Charlotte Argyrou

“Photographing my illustrations drawn on white paper never came out how I hope. The paper always looked too yellow or too blue, and always dull."

 

Jenn - Mama P Bakes
“I would always find the light frustrating - shadows and not knowing how to deal with natural light.”

 

Toria Britten - Wildly Beautiful Flowers

“I wasn’t able to replicate the colour of either my flowers or hand dyed silks”

These product makers no longer struggle with these problems because of this course.

 

Don’t suffer in silence or set some unrealistic goal that goes something like “one day I’ll have a pro photographer in my back pocket”.

 

You too can take shots of your products with your phone that will captivate your audience and get you more sales.

 

Jessica Kidby {Frivolities by Jessica Marie}

 

 

 

 

 

"The attention to detail is brilliant, you speak so clearly and just at the right speed so I don’t want to skip forward but I also don’t have to keep going back because its too fast and I miss bits!

 

I feel very inspired to get started. I think the course is fantastic and have really enjoyed it. "

 

 

"The course is fantastic! It's incredibly in depth and covers every aspect you could possibly wish, from composition, lighting and kit through to editing and more. The video tutorials are clear, concise and easy to follow, with no jargon.

 

Ria manages to convey every aspect in a relatable way that is relevant and in bite size chunks so as not to overwhelm. In short, Ria is a wonderful teacher who really knows her stuff."

 

 

 

 

"I cannot believe the difference in my before and after photography from investing in this course! Thank you so much, Ria! I still have lots I want to practice, but now I have the confidence to try different sets-up knowing the
results will be well worth it.

 

I honestly can’t believe the progress I’ve made following your advice, a few hours of experimentation and about £60 of new kit. "

Ginette Pope {LOULOU'S LOVELY LETTERS}

 

 

 

 

"My attitude to photography after doing the course is totally different.

 

I feel like I am armed with the correct equipment (rather than flailing!) and I know how to use if effectively, with the right composition, to better showcase my products. "

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN WHEN YOU SIGN UP TO PHOTO PROUD:

unit 1

THE MAIN ONE YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

I’ll teach you the fundamentals of shooting great product images on your mobile phone, regardless of the products or phone you have.

Is there anything I need? Nope, it’s suitable for Android and iPhones. I’ll show you all the simple and inexpensive kit items and apps you’ll need (along with your mobile phone). We take a look at the various tripods, and what you need to
measure white balance. Then I’ll talk you through the kit you need for a natural light setup using window light as well as the kit you need for an LED setup for shooting in a dark room or at night.

UNIT 2

FLOWERS, CAKES & RIBBONS

Bakers, florists and makers of hand-dyed ribbons, you’re in the right place!
You’ll master how to show off your products using natural and led light. We’ll dive into styling and composition to create striking images, and then editing techniques to give your images that professional finish.

We’ll cover:

  • How to create backdrops for upright products and flat lays
  • How to use colour and choosing a backdrop
  • How to use natural light to create soft airy lighting
  • Creating and using Moody lighting
  • Using backlight to highlight fabric texture
  • Taking the perfect shot with metallic printing on business cards and how to avoid reflection in cellophane

UNIT 3

PAPER ART

Paper artists, this is for you!
Perfect for illustrators, calligraphers, makers of invitations and books vendors of prints. Using LED lighting, I’ll show you how to bring your works of art to life and create flawless images!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use natural and led light
  • Create shadows for atmosphere
  • Create blurry backgrounds and choose your focus point
  • Shoot shine and colour in metallic ink / foiling
  • Photograph larger pieces without distortion
  • Create cut-outs of illustrations on a white background
  • Photograph framed work behind glass minus those pesky reflections

UNIT 4

JEWELLERY

This is for the jewellers out there. Goldsmiths, silversmiths and the artisans who make beaded/crystal pieces. This is also perfect for all those who refurbish and sell vintage pieces.

Polish your photography skills using natural and led light. Learn how to style and compose to create striking images, and up your editing skills - you’ll have everyone asking whether a pro took them!

Some of the specific challenges we will look at are:

  • Choosing an ideal background
  • Using shadows to create an atmosphere and flattering images
  • How to style your pieces in a way that adds and does not detract
  • How to manage reflections in your jewellery
  • Add sparkle to diamonds and crystals
  • Getting a blurry background while precisely choosing your focus point
  • Getting a shot with everything in focus
  • Creating cut-outs of pieces on a white background.

Are you completely new to taking product shots?

 

This course has been designed for you to be able to take images at home - I shot most of the images you’ll see here in my daughters nursery - with very simple setups. The videos are bite sized and on the most part between 5-15 mins long.

 

All that being said, it might feel very new, so take it slow, watch and rewatch, have a go and don’t worry if it doesn’t quite work the way you expected - come and ask questions and I’ll help you figure it out. I’ve set up a Facebook group for that very purpose.

 

 

See what's going on in the facebook group:

here's what you'll learn when you sign up to Photo Proud:

UNIT 1: THE FUNDAMENTALS

the MAIN one you need to get started

I’ll teach you the fundamentals of shooting great product images on your mobile phone, regardless of the products or phone you have.

Is there anything I need? Nope, it’s suitable for Android and iPhones. I’ll show you all the simple and inexpensive kit items and apps you’ll need (along with your mobile phone). We take a look at the various tripods, and what you need to measure white balance. Then I’ll talk you through the kit you need for a natural light setup using window light as well as the kit you need for an LED setup for shooting in a dark room or at night.

Unit 2: Flowers, Cakes & Ribbons

Bakers, florists and makers of hand-dyed ribbons, you’re in the right place!

You’ll master how to show off your products using natural and led light. We’ll dive into styling and composition to create striking images, and then editing techniques to give your images that professional finish.

We’ll cover:

  • How to create backdrops for upright products and flat lays
  • How to use colour and choosing a backdrop
  • How to use natural light to create soft airy lighting
  • Creating and using Moody lighting
  • Using backlight to highlight fabric texture
  • Taking the perfect shot with metallic printing on business cards and how to avoid reflection in cellophane

Unit 3: Paper Art

Paper artists, this is for you!

Perfect for illustrators, calligraphers, makers of invitations and books vendors of prints. Using LED lighting, I’ll show you how to bring your works of art to life and create flawless images!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use natural and led light
  • Create shadows for atmosphere
  • Create blurry backgrounds and choose your focus point
  • Shoot shine and colour in metallic ink / foiling
  • Photograph larger pieces without distortion
  • Create cut-outs of illustrations on a white background
  • Photograph framed work behind glass minus those pesky reflections

Unit 4: Jewellery

This is for the jewellers out there. Goldsmiths, silversmiths and the artisans who make beaded/crystal pieces. This is also perfect for all those who refurbish and sell vintage pieces.

Polish your photography skills using natural and led light. Learn how to style and compose to create striking images, and up your editing skills - you’ll have everyone asking whether a pro took them!

Some of the specific challenges we will look at are:

  • Choosing an ideal background
  • Using shadows to create an atmosphere and flattering images
  • How to style your pieces in a way that adds and does not detract
  • How to manage reflections in your jewellery
  • Add sparkle to diamonds and crystals
  • Getting a blurry background while precisely choosing your focus point
  • Getting a shot with everything in focus
  • Creating cut-outs of pieces on a white background.

Are you completely new to taking product shots?

 

This course has been designed for you to be able to take images at home - I shot most of the images you’ll see here in my daughters nursery - with very simple setups. The videos are bite-sized and on the most part between 5-15 mins long.

 

All that being said, it might feel very new, so take it slow, watch and rewatch, have a go and don’t worry if it doesn’t quite work the way you expected - come and ask questions and I’ll help you figure it out. I’ve set up a Facebook group for that very purpose.

 

See what's going on in the Facebook group:

AND… I’VE GOT SOME AMAZING BONUSES (VALUE £84)

BONUS 1

LIGHT SEEKERS £57

This 3 part video mini series will teach you more about the quality, direction and colour of light. Understand how to control light to your advantage to create the atmosphere you want in your images.

BONUS 2

GUIDE TO BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY£27

A comprehensive 14 page ebook summarising how to take better photographs on your phone, packed with tips and tricks from how to improve sharpness to cow to use HDR to get the best from very high contrast scenes like bright sunshine or spot lights. Includes TOP TIPS FOR SHOOTING WITH YOUR PHONE CAMERA IN LOW LIGHT.

YES, I NEED THIS >>>

And… I’ve got some amazing bonuses (TOTAL value: £84)

BONUs 1

Light Seekers

value £57

This 3 part video mini series will teach
you more about the quality, direction and colour of light. Understand how to
control light to your advantage to create the atmosphere you want in your images

BONUs 2

GUIDE TO BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY

value £27

A comprehensive 14 page e-book summarising how to take better photographs on your phone, packed with tips and tricks from how to improve sharpness to cow to use HDR to get the best from very high contrast scenes like bright sunshine or spot lights. Includes TOP TIPS FOR SHOOTING WITH YOUR PHONE CAMERA IN LOW LIGHT.

MORE PHOTO PROUD WINS

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''I was in an absolute rut when it came to photographing my jewellery! I had amazing visions for my products but was always left frustrated and disappointed when I couldn’t achieve the stylish photographs that I had envisioned. Then I stumbled across Ria’s course…After browsing her incredible photography portfolio, I knew she had a lot to give! Ria’s voice is so calming as she knowledgeably demonstrates everything from camera technicalities to creative backdrop ideas. The course was concise, organised and very easy to follow with an abundance of game-changing tips!

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''Before taking this course I struggled to get quality product photographs, especially getting the colours right, photographing larger pieces, photographing anything in a glass frame, and editing consistently - all problems which were addressed in the course.The course covers everything you can think of and more - but every module is explained in a simple, easy to follow way, with videos and guides which I will be returning to again and again. Not only is there a wealth of practical content but also I found it to be hugely inspirational as the more I learnt, the more I grew in confidence and wanted to experiment with different compositions and lighting."

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"Within a couple of hours of studying Ria’s product photography course, I had solved problems I’ve had with my images for years! Presented in bitesize chunks, it’s a simple to follow, well-presented, efficient course with no fluff and easy-to-implement advice. I’ve loved unearthing the capability of my phone and I know I’ve learned skills I can apply in seconds to vastly improve my photography. I only wish this course had been available three years ago when I launched my business three years ago. I now feel capable of taking better campaign shots when I introduce new products, as the course presents all the kit, set-up, lighting and editing information I need."

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“Ria Mishaal has constructed a course that is beautiful, easy to follow and overflowing with expert details for how to produce high quality photographs with your phone. Prior to starting the course I was happy with how I styled my products, but felt that the quality of my photos could be improved. I wanted to learn how to overcome the challenge of photographing prints behind reflective glass and how to bring more definition to white product on white background shots. I have learned how to do these things and so much more. I discovered the answers to questions I never knew I had and have invested in a few key pieces of kit that I now understand how to use to their full potential."

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“I have been running my own jewellery business for a number of years now and always struggled with taking photographs of my jewellery to show it off at it’s best online. This year is so important to capture the item so prospective online buyers can see it before they buy it. This course has given me the tools I need to be able to do that. I struggled with taking photos that looked elegant and simple and not too complicated There are so many jewellers on the market and this year everyone is trying to sell online. This course will give me a competitive advantage over a lot of other jewellers and allow me to stand out from the crowd!"

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“I highly recommend this course “Phone product photography for artisans and makers”. It is detailed, informative and very helpful. If you want to learn how to take professional looking photos.Ria explains clearly every section and you can dip into each section when needed.There are suggestions for simple kit to improve the quality of your images, lighting, composition.There is a section on editing where Ria guides you through step by step. This is really helpful for those that haven’t edited on the phone before.I have found the course very practical and helpful for ideas for cost effective backdrops and lighting for good set up for taking good quality photos."

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“Having completed Ria’s photography course I can definitely say I have come out feeling far more confident to photograph my jewellery in a way which makes my pieces look more professional and appealing to customers. Before the course I had some experience using a DSLR but really struggled to get the lighting correct without having reflections in my silver jewellery, often resulting in dark images. I wanted to create a soft, natural look for my website and social media but I couldn’t work out how to create the images I wanted. Ria taught me to use shadows and light to control the image, also using soft fabrics for the background which has transformed my images."

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“This course by Ria has honestly been the best photography course I have taken. It has taken me from a place of not knowing where or how to start photographing my products, to having the tools to get started. I have been stuck for so long not knowing how to create the photo’s I had in my mind or had seen on my mood boards. Now I can get on with photographing my products and move forward! Ria’s way of teaching is relaxed, but professional. I feel I can approach her with my questions and receive the answers needed. This course is extremely comprehensive and helps any creative business to achieve their own beautiful shots.”

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"My product photography before taking Ria's course didn't reflect the true colours of my stationery products and was inconsistent with my branding. The course has totally helped me with this, I now know how to use lighting to create the airy feel I want my product photography to be and how to achieve photos that are realistic to the product. I still need practice but I'm confident that armed with all the course info I can take much better photos to promote my products.
Ria is an excellent teacher with a calm and informative manner. She really knows her stuff!"

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You know that being able to take beautiful consistent images of your products will elevate your brand and be key to you selling more, but you are wondering if this course is for you

1. You've tried other online courses, but you didn't stick with them.

My student Toria of Wildly Beautiful Flowers said
I am blown away by your course, having had a binge session yesterday! I find most online workshops a waste of my time and money, I find it really difficult to motivate myself and
am easily distracted from them, but not yours!

 

2. You feel you don't pick things up quickly.

My student Charlotte a botanical illustrator said
“Everything is broken down into clearly labelled short sections. So if you just need to revisit one skill, it’s really easy to find and digest in small chunks.“

 

3. You don't have a lot of time.

The videos are bite sized and on the most part between 5-15 mins long. Each product unit is around 2 hours in total. You’ll want to watch unit 1 and whichever one other unit is relevant to the products you make, and not every video in that unit will be relevant - you choose what you need, so it’s totally manageable.

 

4. You don't have £297 right now.

Don’t worry - I’m offering a three-part installment plan of £100 a month.

What students most enjoy about the course:

Adele Stuart - Poppleberry Stationery

"I loved how the course was in small sections, it made it easy to navigate the content and each section was the perfect length so it didn’t feel overwhelming. All the instructions were clear, concise and easy to follow."

 

Elizabeth Terzza

"You are very calming and knowledgeable, this gave me total confidence in you as a photographer and teacher. I love how you show the mix of behind the scenes as well as the finished photographs. It’s really clear to follow."

Toria Britten - Wildly Beautiful Flowers

"The brilliant and engaging way in which you communicated and shared your knowledge."

 

Ginette Pope - loulou's lovely letters

The thing I liked most about the course was how easy the videos were to watch – it is clear that you know a huge amount about the topic, yet your videos are easily digestible, calm, uncluttered and highly informative.

 

Jenn - Mama P Bakes

I appreciated how detailed all the information was, with the pdf too. I liked that everything was demonstrated - I need visuals to learn!

Have questions? Here are the answers

How much time is required

The videos are bite sized and for the most part, between 5-15 mins long. Each product unit is around 2 hours in total. You’ll want to watch unit 1 and whichever one other unit is relevant to the products you make, and not every video in that unit will be relevant - you choose what you need, so it’s totally manageable.

 

How fast can I expect to see results?

Right away! Check out the before and after pics of past students! You’ll learn tips and techniques that will transform your pictures instantly...then it's up to you to experiment and practice to become the best you can.

 

What kind of support can I get if I get stuck?

There's a Facebook community where Ria is happy to offer feedback. You'll also benefit
from the super supportive community of product makers just like you. to offer encouragement, feedback and motivation.

 

Is there a community with this product?

There is indeed. You'll be able to post in the Photo Proud Facebook Group for feedback and encouragement.

 

Do I need a professional camera?

This course is designed for you to shoot entirely on your phone. No fancy camera needed. Some students have gone on to use all the set up, lighting, composition and styling knowledge they learnt to take pictures with their DSLRs ;-)

 

Do I need a new phone?

No, you can achieve great results on an older phone like the iPhone 7, for example pictures like this:

I have an android can I still do this course?

Yes. Both iPhones and androids are covered in this course. I have had students with new and old phones of all sorts.

 

How long can I keep this for?

You’ll have ‘lifetime’ access for as long as the course is available online.

 

What's the investment?

Your place on Photo Proud is £297. You can pay in 3 instalments of £100

 

How much will I have to spend on kit?

Past students have spent between £40-£140 on kit The videos are bite sized and for the most part, between 5-15 mins long.

 

What's the refund and cancellation policy?

There is a 14-day money-back guarantee. Tell me why you feel it's not right for you after all and I'll refund the full fee. No refunds are offered outside of the first 14 days after you purchased.

 

Get started - ENROL now

I do hope you choose to join PHOTO PROUD, as I know first hand the positive impact growing your skill and confidence in photography will have on your business and sales.

PAY IN FULL

One payment £297

INSTALMENT PLAN

3x£100 (total £300)

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