Product Photography using Smartphones
- Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).*
- Start Date(s): Wednesday 22 & Wednesday 29 November 2023
- Duration: Wednesday 22 & Wednesday 29 November 2023, 6-8.30pm, two evenings
- Study Mode(s): Short course
Please note: This course is delivered through the Enterprising Ashfield project, which is funded by the Government's Towns Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support individuals and employees of businesses that are based in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
The standard fee would normally be £225.
Professional-looking product photography is essential for any business; it can sell your product, make it desirable, build your brand image and reputation, and give you interesting content to post on social media.
On this course, you’ll have dedicated time to invest in getting your product photographs right using your smartphone.
Smartphones are great for delivering high quality images if used with the correct know-how.
They’re a quick way to capture your products, saving time and money in hiring a professional product photographer.
With a limit of 15 people on the course, you'll have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue developing your skills at home or work.
Here's what our previous attendees said:
"I took this course to improve my skills and to gain knowledge of the best equipment to buy. I am developing my own website and this course was really useful"
"This course helped me to learn about the camera settings on my phone, I really enjoyed the practical element of taking photos. It was helpful to learn new skills and meet people who run other local businesses"
"I can now use my phone to take good quality photos, rather than relying on a DSLR camera"
"This course was useful as I’m setting up a small business. I enjoyed using the equipment provided and now I know what to invest in for myself"
"I enjoyed being able to network with other local businesses. I also feel I know how to take photographs to suit social media"
How you’re taught
In-person from the Summit Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Wednesday 22 & Wednesday 29 November 2023, 6-8.30pm, two evenings
This course will also run on the following dates:
Wednesday 24 & Wednesday 31 January 2024, 6-8.30 pm, two evenings
Tutor profile: Paul Witney
Paul has been a professional photographer for over 30 years and teaches on the degree programmes at NTU.
He’s British Institute of Professional Photography qualified to Associate Level, and has worked in such diverse places as Kabul, Afghanistan and Glaciers in Iceland.
He’s had an impressive list of commercial clients including Royal Ordnance, Texaco, Local Councils, British Aerospace, Heckler and Koch, Jane’s Defence review (small arms), Mercedes-Benz UK, Thomas Cook and Nottingham Forest FC.
For eleven years he was also the Head of Photography and Video for a small government organisation.
No photography experience is required, although you must be confident in using basic smartphone functions.
To be eligible for a place, you must live or work in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Sutton-in-Ashfield. To check if your home or work postcode is eligible visit the Enterprising Ashfield postcode checker page.