Take Catalog Shots Professionally and Effortlessly: All Techniques You’ll Need in This Course
Instructor: Alex Koloskov
This is a Level 2 studio photography course. Photographers should know the basics of camera usage and studio lighting.
Instructor: Alex Koloskov
Catalog Product Photography is a series of videos that will take you through various real-world situations of photographing products in the studio.
By working through four main scenarios you will gain a fundamental grasp of working with different lighting situations as they present themselves. These are step-by-step demonstrations that are shown in free-form mode.
This means that you will see how the process works in real life where you diagnose the problems and learn how to solve them.
You will begin with a through look at studio lighting, cameras, lenses, support, and all of the other items that will come in handy when working in the studio.
At this point, you are not required to have all of this gear, but by gaining an understanding of what is available, you will be in a better position to know what you may need for a particular shot.
A lot of information is presented here and the question and answer session will help fill in the blanks.
From there you will see how to work with several types of subjects including shooting white products on white backgrounds, glossy on white, textured objects – in this case shoes, and how to bring out the texture while still preserving the semi-gloss nature.
You will look at how to shoot clear glass and how to deal with the reflections on the glass that can occur because of the lighting, and finally you will see how to work with a dark bottle of wine in a variety of lighting situations.
Total Running Time: 10hr 25min
Once again, this is the type of course that is meant to be worked with. That is, you can only learn so much by watching what Alex does. It is best to watch one of the segments and then try to recreate the look.
When you have recreated the look, then try to change it up and make it different. Most of all make mistakes and try to correct them.
That is the main purpose of these exercises – to show you how to diagnose and correct problems when they happen. No matter what level of skill you obtain, there will always be things that come up and the better prepared you are to overcome those problems, the better product photographer you will be perceived as.
|Basics of Studio Lighting|
|How to use lighting and light modifiers in studio product photography||00:35:00|
|Gear for Studio Photograhy|
|Camera and Lenses (part1)||00:59:00|
|Studio Grip and Support (part2)||00:56:00|
|Lighting Equipment and Light Modifiers (part 3)||00:52:00|
|Questions and Answers Video Session||00:40:00|
|White Subject on White Background|
|Catalog photography: How to bend plexiglass||00:06:00|
|Catalog photography: shooting products on a complete white background||00:50:00|
|Bonus: How to get a white background in-camera with in-studio product photography||00:10:00|
|Shooting glassware on white background: high-key in product photography||00:20:00|
|Working with Textured Subjects in a Studio: Shoes||00:38:00|
|Common Mistakes: Critique and Review (shoes shot)||00:55:00|
|Working with Glass in Studio: Introduction||00:03:00|
|Clear Glass on a Black Background||00:03:00|
|Clear Glass on a White Background||00:40:00|
|How to photograph glassware on a black background||00:10:00|
|Common Mistakes in Glass Photography: Critique and Review||00:59:00|
|Dark Glass: Bottle of wine|
|Bottle Of Wine: Introduction||FREE||00:03:00|
|Bottle Of Wine on a White Background||00:45:00|
|Bottle Of Wine on a Black Background||00:11:00|
|Classic Look of Wine Bottle||00:12:00|
|Common Mistakes: Critique and Review (wine bottle)||00:30:00|
|Q&A and Review Online Sessions|
|Support call (09/22/2014) Level 2||00:59:00|