Product Photography Workshop #85
Blending CGI and Photography is the modern recipe for commercial success. Not because it’s always cheaper or easier to create a CGI product or environment—oftentimes it’s quite the opposite; poor or cheaply done CGI is always obvious and is a surefire way to tank an ad campaign. The reason CGI and photography are converging is because CGI enables advertisers the opportunity to pursue bold and unique presentations of commercial products that capture people’s imaginations to sell more product.
Consumers are bombarded by visuals at every turn; to capture even a moment of their time, product advertisers must continually strive to present fresh, compelling imagery and CGI offers almost boundless opportunities to do exactly that. Every product photographer will need to come to terms with this emerging paradigm shift: CGI will be used more and more in product photography, and CGI editing skills will be crucial for a commercial product photographer.
In this workshop you will learn how to use Blender, a free 3D modeling and rendering software application, to create a composition for a real product.
Enjoy our previous product photography workshops:
Deadline for homework submission: September 9, 2020
The date of the live review: September 9, 2020 | 1PM PST
Alex is one of the worlds best commercial advertising photographers, co-founder, and teacher at Photigy.com
He is also the man behind Photigy’s most popular courses and tireless idea generator
Janine Pauke is a CGI artist and product photographer based in Best, Netherlands. She has more than 25 years of experience, having worked for an impressive range of companies, including Maxon and visual effects house The Moving Picture Company, before starting her own boutique studio Liandi, where she specializes in high-end images and product animations.