Style My Image – The Flatlay Workshop

A Phoenix Design Week Event – October 2018


Who doesn’t love a good workshop?!

Attending a workshop gives you a chance to learn a new skill, perfect your craft, or just network with others who have a similar interest.

Work alongside fellow business owners, graphic designers, marketing specialists, photographers and creatives to learn the steps in the creative process as a styled stock photographer. The flatlay is the most popular and sought-after type of stock photography, so we start there in my workshops. It’s an easy and basic way to learn how to shoot stock images you can use to attract your audience.

Do I need a camera?

Nope! If you have a cell phone with a good camera or a basic DSLR camera this is for you! What kinds of phones are ideal? Well… an up to date iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or 10. You can even have a newer Android like the Samsung Galaxy, Note, Google Pixel and more.

What if I am part of an in-house team or agency?

Come one, come all! You don’t have to have a product, be a photographer or a business owner. If you’re part of an in-house design or marketing team looking to improve your skills and provide better photographs for the company you work for, THIS IS FOR YOU! Learn how to pick out props and backdrops that fit your companies brand, message, business style, and ideal audience.

Here are a few other key areas we will cover in the workshop.

  • Get to know the history of stock photography and why it’s so popular
  • Learn the quick basics of shopping for props, natural lighting options, and setup
  • Capture your own flatlay images on site, that day! (So don’t forget your phone or camera.)
  • Styling and photographing to fit your own products.
  • How to style images to be flattering, appealing, and universally used in your business

What will this do for me or my company?

This workshop will help you create confidence in how, where and what you’re shooting your images. It will also help with applying professional skills, composition and styling to achieve a fun, cohesive and on-point brand image.

Ready to attend one of my workshops?

Just click below to grab your spot at the October 8th, 2018  workshop being held at the super cute Sunshine Craft Co. location in Central Phoenix. Make it FAST though, there are only 15 seats!!!

Love from some of our workshop attendees

Fantastic! As always you were super enlightening, friendly, and positive. All of the information you shared helped me out tremendously and I would definitely encourage others to attend your future workshops.

~ Alexxis

This was such a fun workshop! I love how hands on it was. Crystal did a great job of giving us an overview as well as some insider tips on where to shop and what to purchase for our flatlays. Then we were let loose to create our own shots. Several of the attendees jumped right in and had great ideas right from the start, some of us (me!) struggled a little and Crystal did a great job of helping me sort through my ideas and props to create a few shots. Then I was off and running and able to create some fun shots of my own. Right after the class I shared one of the images to Instagram and got an immediate reaction from followers saying they couldn’t believe I’d created the image myself. The following week I was finishing up a slideshow for a presentation and needed a few more images… voila, I had some ready to use from the workshop already on my phone! I can’t wait to continue creating my own styled images for my business and maybe even for my clients.

~ Jacqueline

I loved the flatlay workshop and came out of it feeling confident about creating flatlays for social media and for my own personal projects. I loved the hands on time and the information that I felt I gained a ton from!

~ Ashley

I loved the format of the workshop. It was informative and full of resources but also hands-on and fun! Crystal is very knowledgeable and has a great eye so learning from her was a true privilege. I’m looking forward to taking more of her workshops in the future!

~ Jenn

This workshop was perfect for my current needs. Crystal offers an easy to follow guide to utilizing the flat lay photographic technique. All attendees on this date had definite business goals, and it was fun to see everyone’s creativity. Very happy I chose to attend.

~ Connie