Product photography is the most dynamically growing type of photography. Photos are all around us and have become a very important communication tool and a language, especially in business transactions. This is why product photography is one of the most important types of commercial photography and should not be underestimated. Gaining some knowledge about it seems indispensable, regardless of the industry in which you work.
What will you learn?
In this training course, we will guide you through the basics of working in a studio with a flash, starting from equipment and ending with practical exercises. Then you will get to know the most important issues related to product photography. We will present the ways of taking photos of various products depending on their shape, form, colour and texture. These elements are very important in this type of photography. You will also learn how to take photos of objects which reflect light, for example those made of metal, glass, leather and plastic, and objects on white or black background. You will also learn how to arrange lights and get example lighting setups, how to add reflections and how to come up with scenic design in creative advertising photography.
The course is divided into two parts: working with studio lighting and product photography. It means that some issues related to using studio equipment may be repeated. However, you can never get enough of technicalities, so even if you repeat something twice, it will pay off when you work in a studio. After all, practice makes perfect. Good luck!
•You will learn how to work in a studio with professional lighting
•You will get to know how to connect your camera to studio lamps
•You will get to know lighting setups useful when working with models
•You will learn how to use specific light modifiers
•You will learn how to take photos depending on the texture, shape and colour of the product
•You will see how to take photos of products made of metal, plastic and glass
•You will photograph objects on white or black background
•You will get to know how you can add the reflection of an object
•You will learn the techniques used in creative product photography