Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Snaptastic eCourse & eBook

Oh my stars... I am full of that nervous energy and butterflies that come with an exciting announcement and putting yourself out there in a vulnerable way. This is my 1500 post on this blog and I can't think of a better way to celebrate that than with something I am incredibly thrilled to share with you. Deep breath... strong heart... let's do this!

snaptastic cover

In this fast paced digital age and highly competitive market, beautiful photos are a must if you are looking to sell your jewelry. If you have been struggling with your digital camera, and just can't seem to achieve the images you are hoping for, then this is the class for you. I am thrilled to offer my first eCourse and eBook in the form of Snaptastic: Clicking Your Way To Beautiful Jewelry Photos, a beginner's guide to setting up, styling, and editing jewelry pictures. I'll be sharing my knowledge of jewelry photography in a way that is fun and informative. We'll cover everything from how to set up an inexpensive photo booth in your home studio, to tips and tricks on taking unique shots that grab attention, to talk about props and product styling, and I'll walk you through the various settings on your camera for getting the types of images you are looking for. Plus the class will cover instruction on photo editing in both free and professional grade programs. It is time to stop taking photos on your kitchen counter! This is truly a must-take class for jewelers looking to take their digital presence to the next level.

This class is designed for BEGINNER to ADVANCED BEGINNER students!

I am offering Snaptastic 3 ways.

Option 1 - The eCourse! - $75

The Snaptastic eCourse is run over a 5 week time frame. Once registered, you will receive an email before the start of class inviting you to log into the private blog where class will be hosted. If you do not have one already, you will need to register for a free Google password to log in. (Please email if you need information on how to do this.) Posts will appear daily on the blog, Monday - Saturday. Your access to this private classroom will never be closed, so you can work through the content at my pace or your own. You will also receive an invitation to share photos on a private Flickr group created just for Snaptastic students.

After my recent live version of this class, I am now expanding some of the content and going even deeper into what students really want to know!! There will be more on shooting in Manual Mode, a glossary of photography terms, additional comparison photos, and so much more.

Class will begin October 17th 2011 and run through November 20th 2011. Once class ends, you will still have access to the private classroom! So keep coming back to read the posts, classmate comments, and visit the class Flickr group.

*Special Note* - I will close the eCourse comments on December 10th. Any questions that come up after that time can be sent directly to me. Remember, you will still be able to read all the comments and responses which will be loaded with information.

Option 2 - The eBook! - $25

The Snaptastic eBook is a 100 page PDF version of the content that will be shared in class. With more than 140 photos, this comprehensive guide to digital jewelry photography and photo editing is a must have for those that want to take beautiful photos of their designs.

Option 3 - The Combo Pack! - $90

Sign up for both the eCourse and eBook and save! You will have the same unlimited access to the private blog and Flickr group while also having the content PDF to use as a reference guide.

Some FAQ's -

How do you register? Visit the Snaptastic page on my website. Check out as you would in any other online shop. You will receive an order confirmation and before class begins, I will send all your class log in information. If adding the eBook to your order, you will automatically be redirected to a download page where you can save the book to your computer.

What are the benefits to choosing the eCourse instead of just the eBook? Within the daily eCourse posts you will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions. I will be replying to your comments and also creating comprehensive Q&A posts. Although I will be available to answer questions that may come up via email, these Q&A posts will not be available in the eBook. In class, we'll be digging a little deeper and expanding on some of the topics and having discussion on thing not covered in the eBook as well.

Can you still register for class even though the first 5 weeks have passed? YES! The way that this course is set up, you can join at any time. Comments may be closed, but I will always be available via email to answer your questions and you will have unlimited access to the site so you can work at your own pace.

Is this a MAC friendly eCourse? YES! I have viewed the two editing programs I use in the eCourse and eBook on a MAC and they work the same. Sweet!

I truly could not be more excited about this new offering! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message at kerry(at)kabsconcepts(dot)com. It is going to be a Snaptastic few weeks, my friends. I hope you'll join me!

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BahamaDawn said...

i'd love to join you but i have a question.....what kind of photo editing software do we need to do this course? I have a Mac, and right now i just use iPhoto.

Barbara said...

Congratulations Kerry! This looks awesome!

Copper Diem said...

I'm so excited for you! Yay you!

Kerry said...

BahamaDawn: In class we use two programs. 1) Google Picasa, which is free and web-based so it should easily work with your MAC. 2) Photoshop Elements, which is available at It is $100 as a digital download and I highly recommend it!

Thanks everyone!! I am so excited!!

Brandi said...

Wooooohooooo!!! So exciting!

Alice said...

Whoooo Hoooooo! I'm headed over to join right now!!!!!

I just might be as excited and nervous as you.......

Kerry said...

WONDERFUL ALICE! I can't wait for class to start!

Andrea said...

I am interested. However, I feel like I need to go for the book for now, so I can work at my own pace. Too many things going on for me to commit to looking at course work. If I chose to do the course later, will you give me the discount, since I am buying the e-book now? Either way, I will buy the book.

Kerry said...

Andrea: The great thing about this ecourse is that it never closes. Group comments close, but you can still email me, and the course is always there! So, register now and come back in a month, 2 months, 6 months, it doesn't matter... it will always be there, ready and waiting.

Anonymous said...

Kerry! I just had to pop in and say WOW!

The E-book is simply AWESOME!

Thank you so very much for opening up and sharing this wonderful and very valuable information with your peers.

I appreciate it greatly!

Take Care and best wishes on this new adventure.

Anonymous said...

I just ordered your e-book (assume it will be emailed to me?). Thank you so much for doing this. I took a Jewelry Photograph course for one day and it really helped, but I have FORGOTTEN most of it! So this will be my guide now!
Marcy Antle