Back to All Events

Product & Artwork Photography Basics with Andria Lo

Good documentation feels like a hurdle for a lot of visual artists, makers, and creatives. The master pieces are made, but how do you capture them in a way that does them justice?

This 2-hour class, taught by Ruby member Andria Lo, will cover product photography basics—simple setups, troubleshooting, and editing tips. I'll help you maximize the gear you already have and work with everyday supplies you didn't know you could use.

The principles and techniques you’ll learn are appropriate for documenting 2D and 3D artworks and products, small and large. We'll work towards achieving a clean, consistent look, that doesn’t distract, so you can finally update your portfolio or professionalize your art practice.

No worries if you haven't yet invested in professional equipment or software. The class is geared towards anyone who has a basic understanding of their DSLR (or camera phone), and wants their documentation photos to look as good as their creations.

A portion of the class is hands-on, so bring the camera you have!

About Andria Lo

Andria Lo is a freelance food and product photographer whose work can be found in San Francisco Magazine, SF Chronicle, New York Times, Sunset and Lucky Peach. She grew up in Alaska and Texas and moved to the Bay Area to study Art at UC Berkeley. You can also find her hiking with her pup or collaborating on Chinatown Pretty, a project that documents the vibrant street style of senior citizens living in Chinatown. Find her online at and Instagram @aweilo.

Earlier Event: April 18
Mahjong night
Later Event: April 20
Snack Attack with Jessica Battilana