The Prop Styling Experience is a unique, hands-on approach to learning developed by creative director and stylist Robin Zachary
that gives students a behind-the-curtain look at the stylist life and the tools
to successfully embark on this exciting career.
This immersive workshop is designed to arm anyone interested in prop styling – from makers and creatives looking to learn the basics to professionals hoping to hone their craft or switch focus in their careers – with the tools needed to successfully conceptualize, plan, produce, and shoot creative and memorable still life projects. Whether your goal is to capture product imagery that sells, create beautifully styled social media posts, enhance your online portfolio, or enter the fast-paced world of styling, The Prop Styling Experience has a course for you. From personalized one-on-one sessions designed just for you to group classes and online learning, Robin Zachary shares the knowledge culled from over 20 years as a highly sought-out professional stylist and creative director in an easy-to-understand and engaging way. Learn the secrets of the trade (and Robin’s favorite prop resources) and leave class feeling
creatively energized and ready to take the next step in your styling career.
The Prop Styling Experience is an exploration of the creative and business side of styling for commercial work in editorial, ecommerce, and branding. It is designed for aspiring stylists, makers, photographers, social media strategists, Instagrammers, and creatives of all types and levels who are interested in learning how to style still-life photography in home décor & tabletop, food & entertaining, organizing, crafts & DIY, jewelry & accessories, fashion & beauty, and weddings & events.
Attendees have improved in the following areas:
• Shown rapid turnaround and improvement of the visual feel of their social media feeds and websites
• Created portfolios
• Increased motivation and drive to persevere
• Signed with agents for representation
• Booked freelance jobs
• Styled cookbooks
• Landed full-time staff jobs
• Achieved more clarity of focus and direction about entrance into the field
• Increased knowledge of styling resources and acquisition of props
About Robin Zachary
"In my early days in business, I wish I had a mentor to help me explore who
I wanted to be as a stylist. That's why I created The Prop Styling Experience.
My styling workshops are unique laboratories for experimentation and self-discovery, perfect for anyone who needs guidance through the many creative possibilities that
await them." – Robin Zachary
A self-proclaimed smart shopper and vintage junkie with a passion for ephemera and handmade objects, Robin is always on the hunt for her next great prop score, scouring thrift shops, boutiques, and tag sales both at home and on her travels. She loves devising a narrative and selecting just the right objects to create photographs that tell that story. Robin believes in the emotional connection between a photograph and its viewer, and strives to unlock the components of that connection. Her hope is that The Prop Styling Experience will awaken in her students that same hunger for original storytelling and the perfectly composed image.
Robin is an NYC-based tabletop and craft stylist, art director, and a faculty member of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also Contributing Home Editor of Bridal Guide Magazine, where she was formerly the Creative Director – a job that provided her the opportunity to style and direct hundreds of shoots. She's a regular attendee of Bridal Fashion Week and the New York Tabletop Market and her clients span famous home product brands, national magazines, e-commerce, and social media outlets.
Robin is available to speak and lead workshops at conferences and retreats. Past events include: