Photigy Online Workshop: Starting In Studio Photography:
Part 2, Practical Examples
Instructor: Alex Koloskov
Starting in Studio Photography is the first in a three part series of workshops that will provide the basics of studio photography. While this is primarily geared toward the beginner student, there are a lot of fundamental techniques that will also benefit those who are already working to create product photography images that may not have acquired all of the subtle techniques that can take them to the next level.
Instructor: Alex Koloskov
In this course you will build on the information that you acquired from the first part of this series – Starting in Studio Photography: Understanding Studio Lighting. If you have not completed and worked through the examples from that series, it would be highly advantageous for you to do so before attempting this course.
This course will take assume that you understand those techniques and will continue to build on them. Also, most of this course is very free-form. This means that viewing it will resemble a live on-line workshop. The benefit here is that not only will you get to see what works, but also the problems that occur and how to troubleshoot them on the fly.
After a brief introduction and a look at the equipment that will be used for this course, you will explore, in real-time mode, the setup and shooting of a number of different products. The first will be a cosmetics product shot which will look to photograph a cylindrical product. From there you will move on to a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Crème as well as a bottle of Vodka. Both of these provide additional challenges based on container size and shape.
Next you will learn the basics of macro photography by shooting both a single flower as well as ladies ceramic watch. These will provide instruction on shooting up close as well as exploring depth-of-field and working with textures. You then move on to a shot of an external hard-drive for more of a high-tech look and then to a box of cereal which will show you how to take a simple item and make it bigger than life. Finally you will finish up with shooting the combination of glossy metal and glass.
After successfully finishing this course you will be issued with a professional certificate from Photigy Photography School.
Professional certification shows potential clients that you are committed to your profession and are well-trained.It gives them confidence in your abilities because it proves that your skills have been evaluated and approved by a well-regarded professional organization.
Total Running Time: 4hr 8min
To start off, Alex introduces you to what you will learn from this course. This course is primarily focused on the use of lighting in the studio to create high quality product images. The core concept is that in the studio, you should be in control of everything – camera settings, lights, and environment. It is because of this, you can build your own reality in relationship to the image that you want to create.
|Studio Equipment of The Course||FREE||00:15:00|
|Skin Care Product Photography, Part 1: Preparation||00:07:00|
|Skin Care Product Photography, Part 2: Building a lighting setup||FREE||00:11:00|
|Cosmetics in product photography, Part 3: working on the shot||00:14:00|
|Skin Care Product Photography, Part 4: Troubleshooting||00:14:00|
|Skin Care Product Photography, Part 5: Tricks and Enhancements||00:19:00|
|Skin Care Product Photography, Part 6: Tweaking||00:19:00|
|Liqueur Bottle: Setup, Lighting, And a Final Shot||00:05:00|
|Bottle of Vodka Shot: Lighting Setup||00:14:00|
|Bottle of Vodka Shot: Tweaking||00:05:00|
|Bottle of Vodka Shot: Setting a White Ballance||00:07:00|
|Bottle of Vodka Shot: Conclusion||00:04:00|
|Macro Product Photography|
|Flower Shot, Part 1: Setup||00:12:00|
|Flower Shot, Part 2: Working With Camera||00:13:00|
|Flower Shot, Part 3: Tweaking||00:15:00|
|Watch Shot, Part 1: Setup and Shooting||00:16:00|
|Watch Shot, Part 2: Tweaking||00:07:00|
|Electronics Product Shot Part 1: Setup and Shooting||00:18:00|
|Electronics Product Shot, Part 2: Tweaking||00:09:00|
|Boxed Product Shot, Part 1: Lighting Setup||00:11:00|
|Boxed Product Shot, Part 2: Tweaking||00:14:00|
|Boxed Product Shot, Part 3: Exploring Colors||00:12:00|
|Glossy Metal and Glass|
|Glass and Glossy Dressing Bottles: Fixing reflections||00:07:00|