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Learn The Makers Method for taking scroll-stopping product photos that attract more customers and make more sales and money for your business without the headache and cost of becoming a professional photographer so that you can get back to doing what you love most, creating your product. 

You are a creative maker who has perfected your craft and creates amazing products but you struggle to take product photos that truly reflect the quality and value of your products and this is LOSING YOU SALES

 

Product Photography is a time suck that leaves you feeling frustrated, defeated, and doubting your ability to be a successful business owner.

 

You know how important quality product photos are to your success, but you've tried different setups, equipment, and techniques without any progress. 
 
You’ve spent COUNTLESS HOURS searching for help online but 96% of the information out there was created for professional photographers not for non-photographer makers, like you. 
 
All the complicated setups, technical jargon, and equipment recommendations make your head spin and your pockets empty.

 

You have no desire to do ALL THE THINGS to become a professional photographer. You just want to make your craft and sell it!

Tell me... How many bestsellers have you created that you are avoiding listing and losing money on because you dread the idea of having to take your own product photos?

You have put it off long enough so you set aside an entire day just to take photos.

When the day you have been dreading finally comes you wake up only to find that it's overcast outside and it has started to rain.

So you start walking from room to room trying to find a place that has enough light, your space is limited so it isn’t like you have a lot of choices. 

After a few hours of moving your setup to each room in your house, you finally say, “forget it, this is good enough, I will just spend hours trying to fix the light in editing.”

You are frustrated and doubting yourself before you even begin shooting.

Annoyed, you just throw some random props into the setup and call it good.

You tell yourself, “if I just take a bunch of photos at different angles I am bound to get a few that look decent, right? Who am I kidding, I have no clue what I am doing.”

YOUR Light...

  • is dull 
  • is uneven
  • creates hard shadows 
  • creates distracting reflections
  • is yellow or blue, never white
  • is constantly changing 
  • NEVER consistent
  • not reliable 

As if chasing the light isn't bad enough, you struggle...

  • to use your camera correctly
  • with image storage (surprise your storage is full, you have to delete images before you can take any more photos) 
  • with choosing the right background
  • with choosing the right props
  • to style and compose your images
  • with resizing your images for all the different platforms
  • with choosing the right editing software and how to use it

This is the story I hear from makers all the time.

Imagine what it will feel like to go from inconsistent results to being able to confidently take your own product photos anytime of the day with a consistent hassle free light setup that reduces the time you spend shooting and editing so that you can get back to doing what you love.

How Would You Feel If you...

  • only had to set aside a few hours to shoot your product, not an entire day 
  • were able to shoot anytime of the day and in any type of weather because your aren’t relying on natural light 
  • had enough light and your images never looked dull or gray
  • could create a white background with ease
  • could minimize and eliminate reflections on your product 
  • could edit an image in under a minute 
  • had a light setup you could conveniently throw your product into and get instant results when you do custom work or when customers have additional questions 
  • could get quality results from your smartphone
  • could style and compose images that stop the scroll and convert to sales

Picture a Life Where You...

  • feel confident about taking your own product photos 
  • have more time to create new products and grow your business
  • create a product, shoot it and list it the same day and by the weekend you're hearing cha-ching and making sales
  • are featured by Etsy and influencers 
  • steal all the sales from your competition and look good doing it
  • raise your prices because your shop looks professional 
  • increase your engagement on social media 
  • create a loyal following that drools over your products and styling
  • release a new product and have it sell out 
  • do all of this without becoming a professional product photographer 
 

What if it were this easy?!

YES, I WANT EASY!
Introducing

The Makers Method

 

After working with makers for over 3 years the most common issue is understanding light. The makers who use natural light struggle to create consistent quality results while my most successful makers who are getting consistently stunning results are all using artificial light and more specifically my design setup.

The Makers Method will allow you to go from losing money because you're avoiding listing new products to confidently and consistently taking your own product photos with a simple, proven 5-step method that will sell more of your products and make you more money. 

What's Included in The Makers Method

 

Photography Foundations

Get clear on the photography skills you need to confidently take your own quality product photos that look professional and accurately represent your product without all the technical jargon and complicated techniques. 

Product Photography Foundations

Learn how to visually communicate the right information to the right shoppers so that you can attract more customers and make more sales and money for your shop.

The Makers Method

Take the guesswork out of planning, shooting, and editing your product photos with a repeatable, proven method that will allow you to confidently shoot your product photos consistently every time.

Inside of The Makers Method you are going to...

  • learn how to create an artificial light setup that produces consistent results and allows you to shoot anytime of the day and in any weather so that you never have to wait to list your next product
  • get DIY plans for multiple light setups so you never have to fight with light again
  • learn how to get the most from the camera you already have saving you hundreds on an upgrade
  • create a recognizable brand aesthetic by choosing the right setting, backdrops, and props that keep your loyal shoppers wanting more
  • get The Makers Method Workbook that takes you step-by-step through planning, shooting, and editing your products so you never miss an important step again allowing you to easily rinse and repeat the process
  • get the support you need from the actual expert with the private Facebook group, The Makers Method | Product Photography Studio and never be left guessing again (yes, I personally answer every question)
  • get a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked so that you can confidently invest in the growth of your business

The Makers Method literally gives you everything you need to take your own stunning, scroll stopping product photos without fighting the light, without the tech headaches, without the styling drama, and without spending hours editing, allowing you to get back to listing your products and making money! 

I NEED THIS!

The Makers Method Bonus Library

The Snapseed Lab

By Kristina Nicole

The Snapseed Lab was created specifically for makers who want to learn the ins and outs of the editing app Snapseed. This course goes over all the tools and features inside of Snapseed allowing you to easily edit your product photos like a PRO and for FREE!

($197 value) 

INSTANT ACCESS

iPhone Product Photography

By Kristina Nicole

The iPhone Product Photography Course guides you through all the settings and camera features specific to your exact iPhone model. It walks you through how to shoot, edit, organize and transfer your product photos to streamline your entire photography workflow.

($97 value)

INSTANT ACCESS

Shopify for Artisan Businesses

By Lucy Kelly

Shopify for Artisan Businesses is the ONLY program of its kind that walks you step-by-step through how to best set up your Shopify website with a blueprint designed specifically for handmade businesses.

($97 value)

INSTANT ACCESS

Etsy Photo Graphics That Sell

By Kaelynn Priest

Create beautiful Etsy graphics for your product listing with Kaelynn's 25+ editable Canva templates that educate and sell! Never used Canva? No worries... Kaeylnn walks you through how to edit and personalize the templates in Canva without having to pay for Canva Pro 

($27 value)

INSTANT ACCESS

Creating Video for Etsy

By Kara Vogt

Step above the noise and learn how to create eye-catching videos for Etsy with your smartphone. From your shop story, to listing videos and the new Explore feature, you will learn how to set up, record, and edit videos that will engage your audience, drive more traffic to your shop, increase brand awareness, and increase sales.

($67 value)

INSTANT ACCESS

Hey, I'm Kristina

Product Photography Coach for Makers 

With my experience as a top seller on Etsy and my 20 years of experience as a photographer, I teach makers a simple, proven method for taking their own quality product photos that sell without the headache and cost of becoming a professional photographer. 

As a maker myself I know what it takes to run a successful product-based business and as a professional photographer who has all the fancy cameras, equipment, and software 90% of the time I rely on my smartphone and a free editing app to shoot my product photos because it saves time and gets the job done right! 

I'll Shoot You Straight... You Can...

INVEST IN THIS COURSE WITH ME...

  • feel confident about taking your own product photos 
  • shoot anytime of the day and in any type of weather
  • get quality results from your smartphone
  • style and compose images that stop the scroll and convert to sales
  • get  featured by Etsy and influencers 
  • increase your sales and revenue
  • increase your engagement on social media  
  • have more time to create new products and grow your business 
  • pay yourself every day you continue to create
  • Never left guessing again PRICELESS

OR CONTINUE...

  • chasing and fighting dull, uneven light with hard shadows and reflections that is NEVER consistent
  • having low-quality smartphone images
  • guessing when it comes to the right backdrops and props
  • guessing when it comes to styling and composing your images
  • throwing away your time 
  • wasting your money on unnecessary equipment
  • getting low engagement on social
  • losing sales and money
  • to not accurately represent the quality of your product in your photos
  • wondering what you're doing wrong 
  • getting lost in all the noise instead of standing out

I can teach you the shortcut in 3 Modules or you can continue to do the same thing over and over again with the same low-quality results.

Stop losing sales, time, and money.  Join The Makers Method today and learn to CREATE THE PHOTOS YOUR PRODUCTS DESERVE.

ONE-TIME PAYMENT

$697

MOST POPULAR

  • 3 Main Modules
  • The Makers Method Product Photography Studio
  • The Makers Method Workbook
  • 5 Incredible Bonuses Valued at $485
  • 60 Min 1-on-1 Private Coaching Call with Kristina ($97 value) 
  • Lifetime Access to the Course, Updates, and Support
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee, No Questions Asked 
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3 INSTALLMENTS

$257

per month for 3 months

  • 3 Main Modules
  • The Makers Method Product Photography Studio
  • The Makers Method Workbook
  • 5 Incredible Bonuses Valued at $485
  • Lifetime Access to the Course, Updates, and Support
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee, No Questions Asked 
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Student Gallery 

See their results and hear what they have to say about working with me.

Lis Bokt 

"I have learned so much with Kristina. I started with the viewpoint of a photographer (albeit a nature photographer) and found myself with some fairly technical questions to get the most out of my product photography. She has been so helpful and willing to just jump right in and mimic my setup and products to find what works best. She sincerely cares about good results for everybody and puts the work in."
 
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Merrilee Defoe

"Before taking Kristina Nicole’s course on photography, I was completely ruining the image of my products in the editing process trying to get the white background, So I stopped trying all together! I switched to a background that was easy and didn’t create a lot of shadows and the lighting really didn’t have that much of an effect on, after all I was the only one who knew what color it was supposed to be anyway. All of this changed when I took Kristina Nicole’s course! She taught me how to use artificial light to get clean crisp white backgrounds every time! No more waiting for the perfect conditions for photographing outside, I can take pictures anytime of day or night using artificial light and get that perfect white background with very little editing I might add! Her course has streamlined the photography process for my business so much so that I love photography now! With the knowledge and skills her course gave me I now have the confidence to take my own product photography and slay it!"

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Sylvia Katvala

"Kristina has helped me so much with her detailed and professional tips. She does it in a nice way, so you want to learn more and improve. I struggled with photography for years, and since watching her videos, things start to click and fall into place."

skfiberfun.etsy.com

Carol Hoey & Charlotte Gerwin

"Kristina is the real deal! Not only does she provide top-notch education related to photography, but she is 100 percent behind each and every one of her students so we all succeed. Kristina is a genuine person and a successful businesswoman who ran a very profitable handmade business. She kindly shares her wisdom on a wealth of strategies related to running a handmade business. She is extremely generous in her time, always caring to her students, and she never seems to mind if your question deviates a bit from photography as she understands that to be successful in this competitive, online selling world, you need to be firing on all cylinders in all aspects of your business. With Kristina, you really feel like your goals matter to her, and she takes joy in seeing everyone flourish. She also understands the need to pace yourself and not burn out! I would not hesitate to buy and go all-in with any course, blog, group, etc. that Kristina is running. She is really one-of-a-kind!"
 
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Anni Christie 

"Kristina’s light setup and course are amazing. I went through the process of buying a little lightbox online and I could never get the lighting right. The “white” of my photos were always either blue or yellow still. When I finally found Kristina, I figured I would give her artificial lighting set up to see if it would work and it has changed my WORLD. I went from editing photos ten to twenty minutes each (and still not actually getting a white background) to snapping photos, editing in the one minute it took me to walk to my computer and uploading it. This process has saved me over and over again. When customers have a question and need to see a different angle or if a reporter needs a photo super fast for publication, I can take a perfect photo at any time of day in any weather and send it over immediately."

magpiemischiefshop.com

Kara Vogt

"Kristina is AMAZING. I have learned so much from her. Not only is she a great teacher, she is not afraid to tell you how it is in a nice, supportive and professional manner. She wants to see you learn, grow and succeed! Many times, she has gone out of her way to make sure that happens. I cannot recommend her enough."
 
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Erin Balm 

"When I first found Kristina’s photography course, I thought that my pictures were good, but I realized I struggled with consistent lighting and relevant props. What I love about Kristina is that she meets you where you are in your photography journey. If you just have natural light, she teaches you to work with that. If you can’t afford fancy backdrops, she gives recommendations for every budget. Her course gives you all the knowledge and tools that you need to succeed in concise, easy-to-understand lessons. I’ve been able to up my photography game to new levels that have opened doors to amazing opportunities."
 
starfall.etsy.com

Katherine Maldonado

"Kristina Nicole has helped take my product photography to the next level! I now understand how important light is and how it applies to my specific product. Her step-by-step class and real-time support has shown me how amazing my cell phone can be in taking product photos. She even helped me build my own lightbox which has been a real game-changer. 
 
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Ann Yaconis

"I have been having trouble taking photos of my products for years until... I met Kristina. Taking photos of glass has been a task I dreaded until now! I was introduced to Kristina and boom, I now understand light and how it can make or break your photos. I’ve used natural light in the past but the inconsistency was troubling. Learning how to make, set up, and use a lightbox has taken my photos from drab and ordinary to something I am proud of. The knowledge I have learned from Kristina has made taking photos fun! I can’t thank her enough for teaching me and supporting me! She is truly a caring and knowledgeable teacher!" 

brusheswithaview.com 

Kitt Skonie

"OMG OMG OMG. After six years and hundreds of hours of edits I have NEVER been able to capture the Red in Swarovski Crystals without having to paste other crystal pictures over them or use masks. Much of my work is custom and they ask for pictures of "What if that crystal was this color" constantly. I used to groan knowing that although taking the picture only took a minute, it would take an hour to edit it to accurately portray the colors. NO EDIT of any kind now. I can die and go to heaven. Life is better with my new best friend, the Beastly LightBox."
 
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$697

MOST POPULAR

  • 3 Main Modules
  • The Makers Method Product Photography Studio
  • The Makers Method Workbook
  • 5 Incredible Bonuses Valued at $485
  • 60 Min 1-on-1 Private Coaching Call with Kristina ($97 value) 
  • Lifetime Access to the Course, Updates, and Support
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee, No Questions Asked 
ENROLL NOW

3 INSTALLMENTS

$257

a month for 3 months

  • 3 Main Modules
  • The Makers Method Product Photography Studio
  • The Makers Method Workbook
  • 5 Incredible Bonuses Valued at $485
  • Lifetime Access to the Course, Updates, and Support
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee, No Questions Asked 
ENROLL NOW