Grow your confidence in front of the lens and become your own small business super power with self-portraits

There are two great reasons to learn how to take photos of yourself for your business. To be the invaluable face of your small business, and to model for your own lifestyle photos.

Step out from shadows of your business and forge valuable connections with your ideal customers.

Your customers want to see and connect with you. It's your biggest advantage over large corporations. Are you showing up in your business?

Take your own compelling lifestyle photos to increase your traffic, engagement, and sales by being your own model.

No model? No problem. Showcase your own products in photos and incorporate a the powerful mental trigger of human connection that compels customers to buy.
Learn how to beautifully capture your business's greatest asset - you.

Inside Self-Portraits for Brands and Products you will...

  • Find the confidence to step in front of the camera by knowing how to properly style yourself and pose in your photos
  • Learn the proper techniques for setting up, lighting, and focusing the shot for professional-looking photos
  • Build authenticity and infuse your personality into your brand to connect better with customers who love to support handmade
"Thanks to Amy's straightforward and clear approach, I took back my power and can take pictures of myself AND edit them with confidence. Now I feel like I can really do this - and it's fun too!!!"

The Lessons

  • Lighting

    Learn how to seek out the best lighting in your home, how to augment natural lighting with a ring light, and how to position yourself to best take advantage of the available light.

  • Styling

    Learn how to style yourself in a way that makes you feel great and truly authentic.

  • Posing

    You look great no matter what the angle, but in this lesson you'll learn to play around with your angles and side to see what ones are your favourites so you can photograph yourself more confidently.

  • Taking Your Portrait

    In this lesson we dive into the technical "how-to" of setting up your tripod, focusing the shot, and capture those fantastic brand portraits.

  • Editing

    Finally, I'll show you how to edit your brand portraits to look their absolutely best (no airbrushing required!).

Bonus Resources

With your enrollment, you'll receive: a downloadable PDF workbook that includes guides, checklists, and a preparation planner.
  • A downloadable PDF workbook that includes guides, checklists, and a preparation planner

  • Access to the exclusive students-only MAPP group

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will the class take?

    This class is self-paced, with concise lessons designed to help you learn effectively and efficiently. You can complete the class as quickly as you want, or take your time. There are no time restrictions on your access to the class.

  • How long will I have access?

    You will have lifetime access to this class. “Lifetime” refers to the lifetime of the class and Maker's Academy of Product Photography. As long as it's is offered, you will have access to it and any updates. Should the class no longer continue to be hosted on my site, you will have ample opportunity to download the lessons for your own personal future reference.

  • What if I have questions or want feedback?

    When you enroll in any MAPP class, you are invited to join the private student community where you can ask questions, get feedback, and connect with other learners.

Will I need extra equipment for this course?

    You will need a tripod (or something to hold your camera), and there are some optional tools that can make self-portraiture easier that I'll share as well, but I always teach with using what you already have in mind. I always approach product photography in the most accessible way possible and will never recommend something you don’t really need.

  • Can I use my smartphone camera?

    Absolutely, this class is applicable no matter what you’re using for a camera and I show examples for both DSLR and smartphone cameras.

  • Is this for any kind of product?

    The lessons in this class are applicable to any product, from jewelry to quilts to wall art (and everything in between). If you encounter any issues applying them to your specific product, you can ask for advice in the private MAPP group.

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Hi, I'm Amy.

Through my signature, no-muss no-fuss teaching style, I teach exactly what you need to know through clear, simple steps, which enables you to take gorgeous product photos, quickly and easily. Swirl in a healthy dose of creativity and artistic approach, and these beautiful images allow you to effectively market your products and themselves. That’s why I’ve become the go-to instructor for brand and product photography, having taught over 1500 makers and creatives through my courses.
I was really encouraged to learn that I don't need any expensive equipment to take some great photos and Amy's teaching style and course content is so easy to follow.

Find the confidence to show up as the face of your business and give yourself the tools to capture yourself with your products.