Studio Product Photography Course

Everything you need to know to start in commercial studio product photography
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

This course is for beginners as well as for those who are already familiar with product photography and want to master their skills. You will learn how to take beautiful product pictures and master essential techniques that you will need as a studio photographer.

The course is consists of three parts:

  • The first part describes all of the gear that you will need to successfully photograph products. This doesn’t mean expensive high-end equipment, but rather the essential items you’ll need to take quality images that you can use to build a portfolio.
  • Part two takes you to the studio and teaches how to use professional equipment.
  • Part three shows how to finish a product shot in Adobe Photoshop.

What are the requirements?

  • Advanced camera settings, manual shooting mode, basic strobe lighting, basic Adobe Photoshop

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will understand how light interacts with a product and how you can manipulate that light, so it successfully highlights your product. Best of all, at the end of the course, you will have a new portfolio piece that you can proudly demonstrate to your clients.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for beginners as well as for intermediate level photographers.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Part 1: Gear for Studio Product Photography
Introduction to Studio Product Photography Course


We explore the kind of cameras needed for product photography. While many modern cameras can be used, here you will find the minimum requirements that are needed to be able to control the look of your images.



Lenses are really more important than features of the camera and here you will see what to look for in your lenses to create really great shots.


Studio Lighting:

Studio Lighting is what illuminates your image and can bring out the best in the product. Here you will learn about different ways to light your subject.


Studio Light Modifiers:

Studio Light Modifiers are the single most important part of product photography because this is what you use to paint the light on your subject and bring out the details that make your image shine.


The Conclusion:

We summarize what you have learned so far.

Section 2: Part 2: Practical Work in a Studio

Behind the Scene of a Product Shot:

It takes you on a walk-through the shooting of a glass of ice tea. Here you will see the basics of building a lighting set up to create a very high-quality product shot.

Lecture One: Behind The Scene of a Product shot - part 2
Lecture one: Behind The Scene of a Product shot - part 3

How to Create a Gradient Reflection with a Large Softbox:

We show how to create gradient reflections – transitions between dark and light areas that can really make your images pop.


DYI LED Lighting for Studio Photography: What You Can Do with $30 LED Bulbs:

Let's take a look at how to use low cost LED bulbs to create quality product shots. These can use when you are just starting out in product photography on a budget or for use in particular situations. Here you will learn how to set up and control the power of LED lights when using them to shoot a vase of flowers.


DYI LED Lighting Chrome Kitchenware Shot:

We use the LED lighting and shoots a tea kettle which can be quite challenging because of all the reflective surfaces


DYI LED Lighting in Jewelry Photography:

We finish this shoot by creating a shot of a jewelry bracelet using LED lighting.

Section 3: Part 3: Post-Production (Retouching) in Adobe Photoshop


We finish up the course by taking you through the post-production process of completing a professional product shot. Here you will see from start to finish the cleanup work on the ice tea shot.

Lecture One: How to use a Photoshop to polish and finish your images - part 2
Lecture One: How to use a Photoshop to polish and finish your images - part 3

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Instructor Biography

Alex Koloskov, The Lighting Magician

Commercial photographer, co-founder and teacher at Photigy Photography School. Instructor at, and 
I’m a mix of technicality, innovation, and out of the box thinking. I love to take technical challenges in anything I do, including photography.
As a photographer, I am completely self-taught. I don’t know the rules, nor do I care about them. I don’t follow the herd; I do it my way. That turned out to be invaluable in what I do. It allows me to experiment, to see outside the borders, to challenge the authorities; and also to create a stunning photography style that is crisp, sharp, and crystal clear.

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