Ursula Krause is a product photographer and stop motion artist based in Texas who has found her true calling after nearly a decade in the fitness industry. Once feeling lost, she now channels her creative spirit into producing striking product photos and captivating stop motion videos for her clients.
With an engaged following on social media, Ursula gives her audience an inside look into her innovative process, sharing resourceful tips and tricks for product photography and stop motion animation. Her creative kindness shines through in her willingness to share her knowledge and educate others, like in her recent 7-day product photography bootcamp for beginners where aspiring creators can learn her exact techniques for capturing bright, sharp, and stunning product photos.
Ursula has big plans for her community and spreading her creative love far and wide. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at Krause's journey into photography, accentuating her creative goodwill and the beautiful images she produces.
Hey Ursula! We'd love to learn more about you and find out how you got started as a product photographer and stop motion artist?
Hi, I’m Ursula! I’m from Texas.
Actually, I never thought I’d end up here (in the creative industry) haha. I was in the fitness industry for almost a decade. However, entering my 30s I felt lost and didn’t know what I wanted to do next. My fiancé had a supplement brand that needed photos so I decided to shoot some for him. I was SO bad in the beginning to be honest haha. But I fell in love with the process, so here we are now.
What are some things people might not know about you?
What equipment do you currently use to produce your content?
I have the Sony 6600 paired with the Tamron 17-70mm. For lighting, I mainly use the Godox SL150W (which is my favorite lighting to use) and the Godox SL60W. I have a C-stand where I mount my backdrops and lights as well sometimes. I also have a tripod with a 360 ball head.
What are your three favourite props to use?
Oh gosh, it all depends on the shoot really! But I’ve recently joined the Propysland Creators Club and I’ve always been a fan of their props because they’re such high quality and all you need is one block to elevate your shoot. Great for newbies!
What is your best advice to share with aspiring photographers and stop motion artists?
Have fun with it and don’t compare yourself to other people's work! Product photography is a process and the only person you should compare yourself to is yourself from yesterday 🥰
Your reels are really fun and educational (and so popular!), any advice for creatives wanting to produce this type of content?
Honestly, to share the work you enjoy! I absolutely love showing my creative process and behind the scenes. And I think my audience knows how much I love it and the passion for it shines through. The worst thing one can do is post only because you think you have to. Find your thing, add value to people, and people will follow your work naturally.
Which other creators do you admire and find inspiring?
What is next for you?
My membership where I will share weekly tutorials of my work, step-by-step videos to help people learn how to shoot beautiful product photos, stop motion, and video 🥰
Thank you Ursula for spreading your creative magic and inspiration throughout our community. Follow Ursula’s tips and tricks over on her instagram and keep your creative eyes peeled for exciting things to come in the world of Krause Media.
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