Product Photography: Beginner's Guide to Captivating Visuals
What you'll learn
- How to photograph different products such as jewelries, perfumes, beauty products, clothes, bags, shoes, etc.
- How to take control of your most powerful weapon in creating scroll stopping product photos - Your camera.
- How to achieve a balanced exposure for professional looking product photos.
- How to choose lenses and accessories for your home studio.
- How to use different light sources to create different moods and vibes in your photos.
- How to capture great product photos anywhere
- Taking photos with whatever camera including mobile phones
- Lighting mistakes you should avoid to save you reshoots
- How to use Long standing but easy composition rules and guides to create product photos with impact
- Visual perception and how to create photos that can connect to your audience.
- How to use lines, shapes and patterns in product photography.
- How to properly crop and frame your product photos.
- How to choose the best orientation and angle to showcase the product.
- What is product styling and why it's important in product photography.
- Why storytelling is the key ingredient in effective product styling.
- Best practices in planning for a product photoshoot.
- How to use brand adjectives to choose a theme.
- Tips and best practices when sourcing product photography props.
- More styling tips and techniques from actual product styling demo for different themes and vibe.
- My basic photo editing workflow for that final fabulous final look.
- Exporting best practices for different social media platforms.
- How to make flat lays for clothes.
- Camera (Smartphone or DSLR)
- Editing Software (Optional)
- White folder or cardboard
- White cloth as light diffuser
- Product to photograph
Are you looking for a beginner friendly course about Product Photography? You found it!
This is a newly revised course that focuses on the fundamentals of product photography starting with digital camera settings, lighting techniques, composition guides, storytelling, props, styling and even basic editing.
Over the years we collected the feedback from the first version of this course and used that to create brand new lessons that answers to student’s needs and pain points like not having access to a professional camera and lighting equipments, being overwhelmed with props and styling and needing to see more examples to really get a good grasp of the topics.
Each section has a demo lesson where I will show you real life examples, troubleshooting and actual product photography photoshoot. Each section also has an assignment to give you time to practice and get your hands dirty :)
Here are some of the things that you can learn from this course:
How to take control of your most powerful weapon in creating scroll stopping product photos - Your camera.
How to achieve a balanced exposure for professional looking product photos.
How to switch from shooting all “AUTO” to manual and how to ease into it by mastering the exposure triangle.
How to choose lenses and accessories for your home studio.
How to use different light sources to create different moods and vibes in your photos.
How to use household items as light modifiers to create irresistible product photos.
How to photograph different products such as jewelries, perfumes, beauty products, clothes, bags, shoes, etc.
How to use Long standing but easy composition rules and guides to create product photos with impact
Visual perception and how to create photos that can connect to your audience.
How to use lines, shapes and patterns in product photography.
How to properly crop and frame your product photos.
How to choose the best orientation and angle to showcase the product.
What is product styling and why it's important in product photography.
Why storytelling is the key ingredient in effective product styling.
Best practices in planning for a product photoshoot.
How to use brand adjectives to choose a theme.
Tips and best practices when sourcing product photography props.
More styling tips and techniques from actual product styling demo for different themes and vibe.
My basic photo editing workflow for that final fabulous final look.
Exporting best practices for different social media platforms.
You can use the skills that you will learn from this course to photograph your very own products or your clients’ products. May it be small, delicate or big products, even fashion photography. There are tips from this course to help you in your photography journey.
What camera should you use?
It does not matter what digital camera you are using, may it be a DSLR, mirrorless or an iPhone you can definitely enroll in this course. :)
Who is your instructor?
Hi there! My name is Rose! I am a Photographer, Videographer and Online Course Creator from the Philippines. My work is focused on events, food and product photography and creating courses to share practical tips from my experiences. I made so many mistakes and bought gear and props I haven't used up to this day. In my courses I share everything. From mistakes to avoid and techniques to help cultivate your photography and videography skills. :) I have taught over 50,000 people locally and globally on how to create scroll stopping food and product photos and here are a few words from some of them:
“Perfect for a beginners' course. Short, to the point, and easy to do in one sitting! I'll be diving deeper into the videos when I put these tips in action. I liked how Rose expressed the importance of using what you currently have before splurging for fancy equipment” - Nika T.
“Best photography course I ever took. Very practical, easy to understand and Rose is wonderful! I learned so much!” - Shiran A.
"This course is simply amazing. It's very detailed and easy to follow. I didn't know much about shooting my own products, but she did a great job of simplifying the process and now I have the confidence and knowledge to shoot my own products." -Valerie
“I just love the course ! It exceeded my expectations. It is just so practical and so genuine and professional.” - Bassem M.
“The steps are easy to follow and the course was not overwhelming. I like how the topics are separated into short videos that are engaging.” - Tiara F.
“I have been watching different videos to improve myself, this one is definitely one of them that is practical and helpful. Thank you again!” -Ming Yin H.
“This course is perfect for a beginner. It taught me so many great techniques about composition, photo editing, lighting, etc etc.” - Tanya N.
By the end of this course you will be more confident in using your most powerful tool which is your camera, you will be more familiar with lighting and different ways you can set up for different effects, you will no longer be intimidated with composition and you will be more confident in styling your scene. I really hope you’ll join me! See you inside the course :)
Who this course is for:
- Beginner Photographers
- Online sellers
- Content creators
- Small Business Owners
Why I teach?
I believe that education makes the world a better place and our generation is so blessed with the availability of information specially online. Over the past years I have immersed in studying and researching and that’s when I discovered my calling for teaching. I did not want all the learnings to stop with me, I had a strong burden to share it with the world and somehow make someone’s life easier by collating and turning my mistakes, knowledge and experiences into a well organised online course. There is nothing more beautiful than giving and changing a person’s life through teaching.
How it all started
My husband and I found our passion for photography and videography back in 2013. We joined a team building activity out of town and when we came back our boss showed us a video of the whole trip. We were both so happy to see ourselves in video and we loved the idea that we can keep it forever. That is when we started studying capturing moments in a lifetime. We’ve invested in online courses, books, cameras, editing laptops and other photo and video equipment. It started as a hobby but a lot of friends and family encouraged us to turn it into a business and we did. In 2017 we launched our events photography and videography business. It immediately grew through referrals and repeat customers. We focused on capturing organic moments, creative storytelling and emotion. This made our clients very happy. We evolved from hobbyists to being one of the most in-demand photographer and videographer in our network. This opportunity allowed us to travel to different places (for free), meet and work with diverse group of people, sharpen our skills and live a life we never imagined. It all started with a desire to learn a new skill, actually learning it and cultivating it. If it happened to us I believe it can happen to anybody, even to YOU.
More about me
When I am not holding my camera, I am with my family and my always curious two year old boy. I spend most of my time being silly with my husband and son, watching movies and strolling outside. I also make DIY flashcards for my son cause I am obsessed with learning and teaching! I also love cooking and planning for our next vacation. During my free time I love to read books to learn new skills, to expand my knowledge and become a better teacher. Just like you I continue to take online courses as well so I can continue to improve and stay up to date.
You came to the right place
A wise man once said that your greatest asset is YOU so invest in yourself by learning new skills. The good news is there is no limit to it. Add value to others by adding value to yourself through education. My goal is to help you learn efficiently and effectively through my well organised courses (some are still work in progress because I want only the best for my students). But if you are still unhappy with our courses, we have a 30-day money back guarantee so there is absolutely no risk. If you have taken my course I would love to hear from you! I am always on the lookout for my student’s messages so fire away