Jewelry Photography Course, Part 1 – Studio Work
Instructor: Alex Koloskov
Advanced Jewelry Photography Course, level 4
This course – Jewelry Photography Part 1 – Studio Work is an extensive course in jewelry photography made for professionals and emerging photographers. As with most of the Photigy training, it is free form and as such, you get a real-world look at how product photography is created in the studio.
The first part is an introduction and a look at the equipment that you will need to begin to create jewelry based product photography.
Part 2 is two separate workshops that were held in 2013. The first one was an online workshop with students attending online and covers shooting a single object with multiple items combined. The second was recorded with students live in the studio as well as those who attended online. It covers the shooting of a wide range of jewelry items, textures, and settings.
The remainder of the training tackles other areas of professional jewelry photography including working with various backgrounds and settings and shooting for catalog work which usually means you need to handle a lot of different items and get them right in the camera. This is important since to do it in post work would take too much time for too many items.
There is also training on how to make do-it-yourself (DYI) items in the studio to both save money, but sometimes you have to learn to improvise. Finally there is a session on how to work with focus stacking when you need to get the shot just perfect and it can’t be done entirely in the camera.
Total Running Time: 14hr 27min
In Jewelry Photography Part 1 – Studio Work you will receive a lot of hands on training in how to shoot and perfect your techniques when working with jewelry. With over 14 hours of video you will see Alex as he works through various objects from watches, to earrings, necklaces, rings, and more. He shows you how to handle situations from catalog work to creative ideas in such a way that after completing this series of lessons, you should be able to handle any situation you are placed in.
The next part, Jewelry Photography Part 2 – Post-Production, will take you through how to finish the some of the shots that were taken in part one. Here you will learn the fundamentals of cleaning up and making your shots look perfect for your client.
|Introduction to Jewelry Photography Course||00:06:00|
|Equipment for jewelry photographer: what the best to start from?||00:41:00|
|Composition of a gold watch, peals and leather (1)||00:51:00|
|Composition of a gold watch, peals and leather (2)||00:35:00|
|Composition of a gold watch, peals and leather (3)||00:59:00|
|Composition of a gold watch, peals and leather – bonus||00:04:00|
|Jewelry Photography Masterclass, Part 1||00:59:00|
|Jewelry Photography Masterclass, Part 2||00:59:00|
|Jewelry Photography Masterclass, Part 3||00:59:00|
|Dark and Glossy Background|
|Large Crystal Golden Ring on a black background||00:59:00|
|Pearl Necklace on a Grey Glossy Background||00:35:00|
|White Background Catalog-Style|
|Crystal Earrings: Complete white background right from a camera||00:58:00|
|Swarovski Crystal necklace on a white background||00:35:00|
|Bonus 1: DIY Solutions for jewelry photographers|
|DIY solutions for jewelry photographers, Introduction||00:03:00|
|Part 1, Inexpensive Equipment for jewelry photograhy||00:16:00|
|Part 2. Building The Lighting Setup||00:09:00|
|Part 3. The Shooting, Behind The Scene||00:04:00|
|Part 4. Bonus: How to Use a Point and Shoot Camera||00:06:00|
|Part 5. Post-Production in Adobe Photoshop||00:20:00|
|Bonus 2: Focus Stacking|
|Focus Stacking technique in studio photography, Part 1||FREE||00:15:00|
|Focus Stacking technique in studio photography, Part 2||00:15:00|
|Q&A and review sessions|
|Support call (09/30/2014) Level 4 Jewelry||00:40:00|
|Fighting Issues getting glossy metal look on spherical shapes||00:14:00|
|Assessment of the course|
|The Final Assessment For Jewlery Course||00:10:00|