Product Photography for Beginners with Simon Mills

7 March 2023

Deadline: March 28, 2023

This session is fully booked.

Taking place on Tuesday 28th March from 11am-3pm, join us at the University of Atypical for Product Photography for Beginners with Simon Mills.

This half day session has been developed for complete beginners to photographing work. No prior knowledge is required for this session which will be aimed at using a camera phone and basic household materials to document your work. While focusing on the basics of photography and lighting, many of the fundamental ideas discussed would be applicable for those using more advanced cameras and lighting setups. The day will cover the following:


  • Brief intro to documenting work
  • Best practices for using the camera on your phone
  • Benefits and drawbacks of camera phones



  • Working with light
  • Basic light modifiers using card etc
  • White background shots using natural light (weather dependant)
  • Making your own light tent
  • Using artificial lights


Important information:

This session will accept a max number of 15 Attendees

Please bring along your camera, and send details of the make/model to Lorna when registering.

There will be a short break at 12 noon for lunch, please either bring lunch or there are local shops nearby which you can visit.


To register your place, email

About Simon:

Simon Mills is a Belfast based documentary photographer and film maker. As well as exploring making processes and communities, Simon also documents exhibitions, installations and works for galleries and artists across Ireland and the UK.

Find out more about Simon here.


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