Edit your jewelry product photography like a pro with these essential dos and don'ts!
Featuring the Lace & Pearls Jewelry Stephanie Necklace.
Style and take better jewelry product photography and shots in three easy steps, with the essential dos and don'ts!
We were always told not to play with our food, but on Instagram it seems like that'll all we do! But playing with your food isn't always easy (not to mention sometimes messy, more on that later). So today I'm sharing my top tips for how to get that adorable food shot for the 'gram you've always dreamed of, from ice cream to cookies and everything in between.
I have an extremely unique name - I've never met another Karya, and I'm pretty sure they all live in Russia and Indonesia where it's a more common name and nickname.
Some fun facts about my name:
Despite the inevitable Starbucks struggle, I absolutely love my name and how unique it is. Along with photography, travel, and dancing, my name is an essential element to my identity (and my business) and I am so grateful that my parents gave it to me. However, my relationship with "Karya" wasn't always so easy...
I can't believe it's already been a week since I walked across the stage at Key Arena and received my master's degree. Currently adjusting to not being a student for the first time in 19 years (including goodbye student discounts), and finding my new baseline as I embark into the next chapter of my career and life. The past week I've taken some time to reflect on what I've experienced and where I want to go, and want to share those lessons and goals with anyone else transitioning into a new chapter (as well as keep myself accountable!)
Taking a great flat lay or product photo for Insta isn't easy! And having the right props can really make or break the shot. Sharing my favorite places to find the best props, without breaking the bank!
Thinking about taking the leap and starting your own freelance business? First off, congratulations! But second, let’s face it, freelancing isn't a piece of cake. Jumping into freelancing can be difficult, especially when you've previously worked in an office or community centric work space. In my first two months of full time freelancing, I struggled with feeling extremely siloed, and with staying organized, motivated, and inspired when I'm my own boss. But thankfully I've discovered a few tips and tricks that have worked for me to stay energized, creative, and happy while freelancing!
This spring has been full of travel for me! NYC, Portland, NYC again, Portland again and again, right now I'm in San Jose, and coming up is San Francisco. With so much traveling, I try to be a thrifty and savvy as I can. When I was looking for places to stay in Manhattan that were centrally located and accessible without breaking the bank, I discovered the amazing Pod Times Square! A great alternative to regular hotels or AirBnbs, read on to learn more about these innovative hotels and how life changing it is for a traveling creative like me!
Just because spring has sprung, it doesn't mean the rain has gone away!
On Day 4 of NYFW, it poured rain all day across the five boroughs. I had three shoots scheduled, plus was attending the Vivi Zubedi runway show in the afternoon and wanted to shoot street style. Instead of cancelling all of my shoots and just spending the day inside with a soy rooibos tea latte, I tapped into my resourceful Seattle-self and found indoor/covered/alternative locations!
Read on for my best finds in Manhattan and Brooklyn for shooting on a rainy day.
Top tips and expert secrets for taking breathtaking and creative travel portraits!
Karya Schanilec is a Seattle based photographer specializing in fashion, portrait, and performance photography.