Product Photography: BTS Lesson from a Pro

A full behind the scenes lesson for a commercial studio product photography shoot.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Over the duration of this course, I'll take you behind the scenes and walk you through shooting a bottle of Tom Ford cologne flanked by gold leaf flakes for a luxurious ad campaign shot. I'll walk you through the set-up, lighting and styling props all the way through post production to saving out the final image.

This course is about 2 hours long and the shoot uses the following gear

  • Nikon D800 (any DSLR)
  • Macro Lens (preferably tilt-shift)
  • 2 Lights (strobe,speed light or constant lighting)
  • Post-Production Software (preferably Photoshop)

Just so you know, this course will continue to grow in content with more BTS shoots of different products. Each time a new Shoot is posted in this course, the price will go up.

What are the requirements?

  • Need: Camera
  • Need: Lighting (Monolights, Strobes, Speedlights or Constant Lighting)
  • Need: Photoshop
  • Need: Desire to Learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Properly Light Reflective Surfaces
  • Adjust Depth of Field
  • Use a Tilt-Shift Lens
  • Prop & Style Products
  • Post-Production & Retouching

Who is the target audience?

  • For: Novice to Advanced Photographers
  • For: Photographers who own and use studio lighting of some kind
  • Not For: Beginner Photographers
  • Not For: Photographers who have no experience with using Manual mode on their cameras

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Tom Ford Shoot
In this short video, we'll introduce the main objective of the shoot, talk about what's needed and some of the techniques we'll use to achieve our goal.
In this video, we'll set up our mirrored shooting table/surface and position our product for shooting.
In this video, we'll add our lighting the set and position it so that we achieve the gradients of light we want on our product.
In this video, we'll add our gold leaf prop material to the scene for added intrigue and texture in the final image.
In this short video we'll wrap up the shoot with a little post shoot chat and advice for moving forward.
Image Post Production - 01
Image Post-Production - 02
Image Post-production - 03

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Instructor Biography

Joshua Geiger, Commercial Photograher

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, I began my early career in the graphic/visual design industry working with local agencies and clients like Yahoo!, UPS, PepsiCo, MasterCard and AT&T. After a decade of design, I made the move into Commercial Product Photography and haven't looked back. With my new found love, I have had the great pleasure of working with wonderful new clients like EndoChoice, Anisa International & Bhindi Jewelers among many others.

I specialize in commercial product photography and have been teaching studio photography for the past few years over at a very popular studio photography school.

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