THE NEXT WEBINAR : to be announced
Taking good jewelry pictures is a necessity. This unexpected skill often trips up artisans. But hopefully the webinar will help you get going in the shortest amount of time.
The webinar is especially designed to cover the basics and explain camera settings in an easily understandable and efficient manner. Do you really need a dSLR? With smartphone camera quality on the up and up, many people are switching to what they already have - their cell phone. This webinar demonstrates how to use smartphones and save a whole lot of money and time. It includes not only how to take great pictures on a smartphone but to watermark and submit to online stores and promote on social media - all without having to go anywhere near a computer!
In addition, it is always from the perspective of what a jewelry artisan needs to know and do for selling jewelry online. For example, your photography should reflect your brand. Many examples are given.
- Computer or tablet - if you have both, then prepare to use either on the day
- Fast enough internet - no dial up or satellite internet
- No software download for computer users; tablet users will need to download a free app. Full instructions will be sent to participants
- All participants must use ear buds/ear phones
- Microphones on computers are an asset if you wish to talk to me. If not, there is a chat box to type in questions. Tablet users are fine.
- Pen and paper for taking notes is recommended
Cost : $20/person payable in advance and is non-refundable. This small fee goes towards the cost of the webinar software service used.
The webinar will be offered on a regular basis and is constantly updated to reflect changes especially in technology. It will be held on weekends to accommodate those of you who work*. How often and when will depend on demand, my schedule and whether the webinar is completely filled.
Sign up or register for my special webinar newsletter so you can be notified when the next one is. I will also announce on this blog. Or email me for more info (email@example.com)
*I have had one request for a weekday class. Please let me know if you prefer weekdays. If there are enough of you, then I will schedule one for the week.
- Why isn't this webinar free? The fee goes towards paying for the webinar software I use and helps compensate for the large blocks of time I spend teaching.
- I've paid. But for some reason, I cannot attend the webinar. No worries, you will be able to attend another webinar at your convenience. Life happens, so I understand
- I want to retake the webinar. Do I have to pay again? It is just $8 to retake the webinar.
- Can I get a copy of the webinar? Alas no. The webinar is not a static presentation but one which is updated frequently.
More questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
FEEDBACK (More in the comments below)
"Your webinar was great! The content you covered was very helpful. I always wondered what was meant by "white light" and why it is so important when taking photographs. I like your "check list" of things to do before you take a photo. Never thought much about the settings and how important it is to do them before you shoot! I learned so much!" Margret from Joyfull Jewellery
"Thank you so much for the wonderful class. It was informative and inspiring! I learned so many things, and I'm especially happy that you talked about artificial light -- my place is very dim in the winter." Maria
"Just wanted to thank you, again, for a most informative webinar.You reviewed things I'd already discovered on my own, and added MANY tips and suggestions to motivate me to start the
process of taking photographs of my necklaces again. I really liked the flow of information and the before/after shots. Think I'll try the android app before the camera as I think the phone/computer setup looks so efficient." M Teresa Santiago
"I love it when a class exceeds my expectations. In Pearl’s photography webinar I found a wealth of new ideas along with a great refresher on long-forgotten camera basics. I particularly enjoyed the sections on spot metering, depth of field and exposure value. Another big plus was seeing the Modahaus Tabletop Studio in action. Combined with Pearl’s tips, it’s the ideal way to take great photos of my work. I’m ordering one right away. Many thanks, Pearl!” Sally Bee.
"I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to improve the photos they take of their jewelry. She explained so well how to set up the camera settings, what types of focus to use, lighting, backgrounds, etc. The detail was excellent. Pearl is personable and easy to understand. She allows the students to communicate with her and ask questions. It is jam packed with helpful information, and a terrific bargain for your education dollars." LeAllyson M.
"I just took this webinar again with Pearl. I just can't recommend this webinar with Pearl enough.I learned more again the second time around plus Pearl has added to the webinar since her early days. She also answers any questions you might have no matter how trivial (and we all have those questions we are afraid to ask in case we look just plain dumb). Pearl goes through your answers step by step and makes everything so clear and easy to understand.
We had the great good fortune to have Lex McColl who developed the Modahaus Tabletop Studio for photography. It was wonderful to listen to him talk about photography and cameras and have him listen to our problems about taking jewelry photographs. He even had incredible patience to wait while we searched for a photograph I had taken of one of my creations that I had a problem with. I learned so much from him as well. Thank you again Lex!
And - Thank you Pearl for the amount of work you have put into this webinar. I - always - learn something new each time I take it. I really can't thank you enough for your professionalism and your experiences and your sharing." Aims A.
"The webinar was well thought out and comprehensive, providing a wide variety of things that might never occur to a newcomer. As you said, you've been there and done that but how helpful to have that information in the planning stages! The presentation was very professionally done as well." Chardell K.
"First, let me say how much I learned in your jewelry photography webinar! I'm switching to using my iPhone 5s, and have a tripod and camera mount coming soon. I'm playing with the Camera + app, so I'll be putting it all together shortly!" Karen O.
"It was well organized and presented. I more fully understand how to photograph my jewelry now and with further experimentation, I am confident I can begin taking the quality of pictures my creations deserve! I gained much needed info from your webinar and am very excited to start applying that knowledge. I am glad I waited and learned how to do it correctly instead of posting poor photographs! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and I am addicted to your blog!" Tamera V.
"Pearl, the webinar was amazing! Lots of great information and I am looking forward to playing around with my new iphone 6 as well as getting more familiar with my samsung camera. Thanks so much for all the hard work that obviously went into this webinar!" LeAnne R.
"I thought your presentation was very good and I appreciated getting all the information in one place. I took copious notes and am going to try to get to know the settings better on my Lumix camera and try some of your recommendations." Kay A.
"Thank you kindly for your patience and persistence in helping me get access to the webinar. The information and resources you provided were wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed it." Theresa T.
"Although I knew my pictures were terrible and not of any quality to “share” or show my completed jewelry designs for potential buyers, I did NOT realize how easy it would be to obtain those quality pictures until I took your seminar." Beth
"I was able to watch your slide presentation with ease and as you explained the best settings for a compact camera or iPhone...I made those adjustments along the way. Your experience and excellent attention to detail simplified such a challenging subject. I loved that we were able to communicate with you and ask questions and get quick responses. So now I believe "I can do it!" because of you! Where as before it felt daunting." Ginny
"Thanks so much for this webinar. There was a lot of great information given in an accessible way." Tiffany
"I have taken this seminar from Pearl and I have to say that I was blown away with the amount of information and knowledge I gained from this!! Pearl answered every question I had and I ended up with 3 pages of notes that I took as the seminar went along. I HIGHLY recommend this webinar for anyone who wants to learn the ins and outs of photographing their creations." Aims ( my first guinea pig for testing the webinar software)