Online Course

Cosmetic Photography

About this course

In this course you will learn how to approach a commercial assignment where series of products needs to be photographed.

We cover the whole process from start to finish, showing you how we came up with the idea, how made props, setup and completed a shot and full post-production.

Course Breakdown:

Total Running Time: 2 hours
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Introduction and a creative idea

How we came up with the creative idea for the shot, what tools and props we used and why

Making props

Behind the scene of a props-making process with Genia Larionova

Lighting setup and first image

How we approach to a lighting setup, selected light modifiers and did a first shot of the first set of cosmetic products

Second set of cosmetic products

Shooting a second set of images from this series

Third set of cosmetic products

Shooting a third set of images from this series and a conclusion

Post-Production - part 1

Genia Larionova explains how she did a post-production on one of the images from this photoshoot

Post-Production - part 2

Second part of a post-production on one of the images from this photoshoot

This course is for you, if you are:

Looking for inspiration and techniques on how to make series of product images for your portfolio

Already have a basic knowledge of studio lighting and have some lighting equipment (1-2 softboxes and few diffusers)

Passionate about studio product photography

Course Completion Certificate Included:

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.

After program you can make photos like this

Sample photos from the program’s video lessons that you will learn from and also shoot yourself for course assignments.

Final Images

Cosmetics photography
Cosmetic Photography


Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, you can ask an instructor, as well as get a feedback on your work. We have a support forum for this course where you can ask questions, get answers, and feedback from your instructor.

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How to Create Series in Cosmetic Photography

Course Curriculum

Cosmetics photography: Introduction and a creative idea
Duration: 00:17:00

Cosmetics photography: Making props
Duration: 00:03:00

Cosmetics photography: Lighting setup and first image
Duration: 00:34:00

Cosmetics photography: Second shot
Duration: 00:12:00

Cosmetics photography: Third shot
Duration: 00:13:00

Cosmetics photography: Post-Production, part 1
Duration: 00:06:00

Cosmetics photography: Post-Production, part 2
Duration: 00:33:00


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