How your designs are portrayed visually online and in print will make a huge impact on the success or failure of the pattern.

This course covers the basic principals of taking, editing, storing and exporting photos for print and online publications.

With fewer opportunities to get up close and personal with design samples at shows or in yarn stores, photos take on an even bigger role. Learn how to photograph texture and detail and tell your pattern's story visually

In this course you will learn

  • Photographic skills that will tell your handmade story and showcase your beautiful makes - whether you want them to sell patterns, illustrate your blog or grow raise your instagram game.

  • How to use what you already have - You don't need a DSLR or other high end camera, a phone camera will be fine.

  • Editing workflows and technical information to help you export for web and print

This course includes

  • On demand video tutorials

  • Written tutorials rich with illustrative photos

  • Access to our Professionals Lounge, a forum in which to ask questions, share with fellow designers and learn more

Buy this class on its own

Or buy as part of the Self Publishing Tool Kit

Learn everything you need to self publish your designs

Your Instructor

Kat Goldin is a professional photographer whose photos have appeared in Mollie Makes, the Guardian, Ideal Home, Simply Crochet. She has photographed multiple books for Kyle Books. In her role as The Crochet Project's Art Director she created all graphic media for the business.

Kat Goldin

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to Photographing Your Makes

    1. The Art of Capturing Light

    2. The Exposure Triangle: Part One - The Light Meter

    3. The Exposure Triangle: Part Two - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed

    4. Manual Controls: Putting It All Together

    1. Different Types of Lighting

    2. Bonus: Creating Pack or Cut Out Images in Photoshop

    1. Posing Yourself and Others

    2. Feeling Confident In Front of the Camera

    1. The "Rules" of Composition

    2. Types of Images

    3. Planning Ahead

    4. Backgrounds, Props and a Stylist Toolkit

    5. The Shoot

    6. Finding Inspiration and Developing Your Eye

    1. Editing: From Good To Great

    2. Lightroom: The Library Panel and Organising Your Files

    3. Importing Your Files and a Note on File Storage

    4. Lightroom Walkthrough and Using Lightroom Presets

    5. Lightroom Tools

    6. Editing Multiple Images at Once Using the Sync Tool

    7. Exporting Your Images for Print and Web

About this course

  • $75.00
  • 22 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content