Professional Jewelry & Small Product Light Tent Photography
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Professional Jewelry & Small Product Light Tent Photography

Light Tent Photography Made Easy
4.2 (28 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
177 students enrolled
Created by Photofonz Media
Last updated 9/2018
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Take professional looking small product & jewelry photographs. Students will also learn how aperture control affects depth-of-field and learn how to use this as an advantage when creating their photographs.
  • A beginner’s level in the basics of photography is helpful so students may be more prepared to take the course.
  • A tablet, smartphone, mirrorless, or DSLR is also needed to take the photos along with a light tent and a set of LED lights for lighting equipment.
  • Students may also consider photo editing software to crop, fine-tune & clean-up their photos.

Course updated on September 21, 2018 - This course is for anyone who wants to learn to take beautiful small product and jewelry photographs using minimal equipment. You'll learn several ways you can set up your light tent and lighting gear to help you get professional looking photos.

You'll also learn about using other accessories to give your photos even more impact and variety, all done with minimal equipment.

Also included in this course is just enough theory in the "Basics of Photography" to help you understand how aperture control and depth-of-field can drastically affect your photographs.

Whether your camera of choice is a tablet, phone, mirrorless or DSLR, this course can help you create photographs that outshine the competition and help give your products or jewelry more of a perceived value.

Please note that this course is also part of "Mastering Small Product & Jewelry Photography", which goes into more detail about different lighting techniques, backgrounds and more.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who would like to learn to take beautiful small product & jewelry photos using a light tent and simple lighting system.
  • On-line sellers of jewelry & small products who would like to learn to create & showcase their products using professional images that can add more value to their products.
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:21:49
+ Introduction to Course
1 lecture 02:08

An introduction to what the course will cover along with several images to show the type of photography you will be able to create.

Preview 02:08
+ Introduction to Light Tent Photography
9 lectures 47:31

Here is an in-depth look at setting up and using the light tent along with lighting techniques and backgrounds.

Preview 09:14

Getting the most from your light tent & lighting set up as we look at different images.

Fine-tuning Your Setup

Here are the simple steps you can do to obtain a clean white background when photographing your small products, regardless of whether you use a tablet, your phone, or a DSLR.

Photographing With a White Background

Take your background adjustment & enhancement up a notch with simple techniques you can use in image editor software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Simple White Background Enhancement

For those who want to learn a few more advanced techniques in background control such as adding a shadow and changing your background color.

More Advanced Background Enhancement

Sometimes it may be an advantage to add an image to one of your product photos. Here's the technique I use to do that.

Please note: Some of these techniques require a certain level of skill in using an image editing software program like Adobe Photoshop.

To my serious students: I highly recommend taking the time to learn such techniques. Yes, it's important to get the best possible image straight out of the camera, but, many of our world's famous great photographers used post processing techniques to help create their finished masterpieces.

Don't limit yourself. You may want to consider expanding your photographic knowledge and skill level.

Using an Image As a Background

A Look at the results when using a set of LED lights without the Light Tent.

Photographing Without a Photo Tent

A look at defocus backgrounds and using selective focus to blur your background even more. Also, comparing background focus of a small sensor camera like an iPod touch or smartphone to a larger sensor camera.

Selective Focus & Defocused Backgrounds

Here's an amazing photo effects editing program that offers thousands of effects and enhancements to your photos.

Getting Creative With Your Images
+ Advanced Theory In Depth-of-Field & Aperture Control
2 lectures 08:42

This section starts with a brief discussion about how you can use depth-of-field to your advantage.

A Short Lesson In Depth-of-Field & Aperture Control

Here we continue with aperture control by looking at images taken with different settings to show how you can use this as an advantage and what a big difference aperture has on your images.

A Look At Depth-of-Field & Aperture Control
+ Alternative Lighting Techniques
4 lectures 04:47

Here two Fluorescent Bulbs are placed in a Light Clamp Reflector. The reflectors are placed on a light

stand with one on each side of the tent.

Alternative Lighting Technique #1 - Fluorescent Bulbs in a Light Clamp

This clip shows a zoomable tactical flash light used as the light source.

Alternative Lighting Technique #2 - Using a Zoomable Flash light

A simple one light source such as the LED Hanging Magnetic Work Light can also be used to light your photo tent.

Alternative Lighting Technique #3 - LED Hanging Magnetic Work Light

In this final clip on alternative lighting techniques, we take a look at this powerful LED Video light and it's soft light qualities.

Alternative Lighting Technique #4 - LED Video Light
+ Bonus Added: Create Great Looking Photos Using a Simple Light Box
3 lectures 18:41

See what makes this type of set up so great for small product photography.

Introduction to Light Box Photography

Here we look at what's included in this light box kit and we also look at different ways you can use the light box along with photos taken with it.

Using the Light Box for Small Product Photography
Take Professional Looking Photos With This Portable Photo Studio Light Box