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

Light Tent Photography Made Easy
3.6 (4 ratings)
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Created by Photofonz Media
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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.
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  • 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.

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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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
5 Lectures 25:35

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

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
About the Instructor
Photofonz Media
3.9 Average rating
174 Reviews
2,648 Students
7 Courses
Professional Photographer/Instructor

Ferdinand Neubauer, founder of "Photofonz" Media wanted to give photo enthusiasts an opportunity to further their knowledge and passion in photography through on-line education. He shares his knowledge and experience from the many phases of photography he has been involved in, from his part time start up when he booked wedding and portrait assignments from their dining room. He built a full time home studio, then moved into a commercial studio space. He operated his studio there for twenty more years before selling his studio. He now spends his time doing occasional assignments and education in the field of photography.

He earned his Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America and the Accolade of Photographic Mastery degree from the Wedding & Portrait Photogs. International. His Award Winning prints have been displayed at Walt Disney’s Epcot Center. Other awards include the Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.

Whether you are looking to advance to a more professional level of photography as a photo enthusiast or you would like to make photography your career, he has been there and shares his knowledge, experience and his passion for those wanting to get into the wonderful adventures of photography. Where there is never a dull moment.