Everything you need to know to start in commercial studio product photography
Instructor: Alex Koloskov & Genia Larionova
This course – Kick-In Product Photography Course for Beginners is a free course that will not only show you the basics of product photography, but it will also give you an idea of the quality of training that you will find if you want to pursue the more advanced courses that are offered here on Photigy.com.
The course is broken down into three parts.
- The first part looks at all of the gear that you will need to successfully photograph products. This does not mean high end gear, but rather the fundamental items to take quality images that you can use to build a portfolio.
- Part two takes you into the studio to use this equipment.
- Part three looks at what it takes to finish a product shot in Adobe Photoshop.
You will learn how these images were created:
Total Running Time: 3hr 36min
Part 1: Gear for Studio Product Photography: – 1hr : 16min
Cameras: - 17min
explores the kind of cameras needed for product photography. While many modern cameras can be used, here you will find the minimum requirements that are needed to be able to control the look of your images.
Lenses: - 10min
are really more important than features of the camera and here you will see what to look for in your lenses to create really great shots.
Studio Lighting: - 24min
is what illuminates your image and can bring out the best in the product. Here you will learn about different ways to light your subject.
Studio Light Modifiers: - 16min
are the single most important part of product photography because this is what you use to paint the light on your subject and bring out the details that make your image shine.
The Conclusion: - 12min
summarizes what you have learned so far.
Bonus: List of Gear for a Studio Photographer: - PDF file
with a gear list for you to use when selecting equipment.
Part 2: Practical Work in the Studio: – 1hr : 24min
Behind the Scene of a Product Shot: - 56min
takes you on a walk-through the shooting of a glass of ice tea. Here you will see the basics of building a lighting set up to create a very high quality product shot.
Tricks and Tips: How to Create a Gradient Reflection with a Large Softbox: - 14min
looks at how to create gradient reflections – transitions between dark and light areas that can really make your images pop.
DYI LED Lighting for Studio Photography: What You Can Do with $30 LED Bulbs: - 11min
now takes a look at how to use low cost LED bulbs to create quality product shots. These can use when you are just starting out in product photography on a budget or for use in particular situations. Here you will learn how to set up and control the power of LED lights when using them to shoot a vase of flowers.
DYI LED Lighting Chrome Kitchenware Shot: - 4min
takes the LED lighting and shoots a tea kettle which can be quite challenging because of all the reflective surfaces.
DYI LED Lighting in Jewelry Photography: - 10min
finishes this shoot by creating a shot of a jewelry bracelet using LED lighting.
Part 3: Post- Production – with Genia Larionova: – 47min
Post-Production: – 47min
finishes up the course by taking you through the post-production process of completing a professional product shot. Here you will see from start to finish the cleanup work on the ice tea shot.