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Moranbah Small Business Week Workshop: Product Photography with your Smart Device

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Product Photography with your Smart Device

A Small Business Week Workshop supported by the Queensland Government & QSBW

The product photography with your smart device workshop is designed to help small businesses & sole traders, who may not have easy access to professional photography services or equipment, to understand the principles of product photography; learn how to set up a working product studio with simple items found around the home; and how to use their smart devices/professional camera to create impactful photography for print or online marketing.

The course will cover aesthetics, styling, lighting, product vs lifestyle photography, basic processing on their smart devices and getting attendees to think differently about their images for sales/marketing. A big thank you to Queensland Small Business Week and Queensland Government for their support in this workshop.

Date: 9am-3pm, Friday 31 May 2019

Cost: $30 per person paid on registration online

Location:   Moranbah State High School - Blue Shed Training Room

Who: Small businesses/sole traders across CQ & Isaac Regions

Duration & Topics:

The workshop is six hours with an emphasis on practical workshop experience, with the layout of the day covered below:

  • 9am-9.30am: The basics of product photography: the different forms of product photography – lifestyle or stock, the principles of lighting, angle of shot, displaying your product at its best; styling.

  • 9.30am-10.30am: Working with a simple compact camera/phone camera including phone app worth considering to give more control over your camera phone (Pro Camera, Photoshop Fix, Be funky, etc)

  • 10.30am-12.30pm: Replacing studio lights with alternative and cheap lighting sources. Building your own mini-studio, matching light temperatures, using reflectors and scrims and how to build your own using household items (We will bring them items of paper etc to make these)

  • 12.30pm-1pm: LUNCH

  • 1pm-2pm: Practical time – Setup a mini studio, take shots using apps shown and then we will go through some editing on the apps. Apps – Photoshop fix etc and Adobe editing programs on phone. Deep etching – how to put objects on a white or transport background.

  • 2pm-3pm: Social media + Wrap up with questions – Using Instagram and Facebook (scheduling, content generation, hashtags), creating a personal brand.


Attendees must bring their camera/smartphone/ipad for the course, a notepad and laptop if they wish. Those who work with smaller products are also invited to bring them to use as subjects. We will be providing a light platter of fruit at morning tea and some a savoury platter at lunch, but please feel free to bring your lunch or snacks on the day.

Sign up

You can register for the event below. You will be prompted to pay your $25 admission on registration and we will ask you a few questions about why you are attending the workshop. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on or call Andy on 0415 562 045 or Em on 0423 082 039.

If you wish to find out more about Queensland Small Business Week 2019 please visit