Product Photography 101

  • 20 Jan 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • The Factory, Floor 2, 1223 S 23rd St., #2


  • $150 for Current WI Craft Members

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Product Photography 101

Presented by: Rebecca Ickes Carra 

Saturday, January 20th
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: The Factory, Floor 2
1223 S 23rd St., #2

Learn how to create consistency in your photography, no matter what kind of camera you use. In this one-day class, you will learn the basics of harnessing natural light for professional-looking images. We will then discuss and practice avoiding some of the most popular mistakes I see artists making online with their photos. By the end of the day, you’ll know how to avoid issues like distortion, extreme glare, inaccurate colors, and distracting settings. You will also learn how to get those coveted blurry backgrounds (even with older-model cell phones)! There will be ample time for on-site practicing with hands-on support from Rebecca as well as time for Q&A.

Who is it for?
This one-day masterclass is suitable for any maker who is looking to speed up their photo-taking process and understand how to consistently get the same quality images over and over again. Any type of camera or cell phone is welcome! We will not be using any equipment that you don’t have access to at home (or for less than the cost of a trip to the grocery store) because I want to ensure you can recreate the amazing results you’ll get long after the day is over. This masterclass is for you if you’ve ever spent hours taking photos, only to like a handful of the pictures (and feeling uncertain as to why some turned out better than others). If just the mention of taking photos of your work causes stress, this 1-day class is sure to help!

Cost: $150 for WI Craft Members
$225 for Non-Members
Lunch will be provided (Please inform us of any food allergies when registering)

Rebecca Ickes Carra has been a professional photographer for the past 14 years and a side-hustling ceramicist for the last 6. Having learned the bulk of her photo skills while working in the fast-paced world of weddings, her teaching methods are focused on saving makers' time and being able to consistently get the same results even in changing environments. She skips the "jargon" of photography and gets directly to the heart of what you actually need to know to take better photos, faster. She has taught makers from all over the world in her online classes as well as through visiting instructor seminars at Harvard University and DePaul University. Rebecca is the host of The Maker's Playbook podcast and lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband, Francesco Carra who is a production potter. 

Learn more about Rebecca: @themakersplaybook

Special thanks to WI Craft members Philip Ankney, With The Trees Design Build, and Christian Franczyk, CZYK Woodworks, for providing their beautiful well-lit studio for this event!

For Questions about the event, please contact

Wisconsin Craft

8469 North 50th Street

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

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