When offering product photography as a service, you’re exposed to a mixed bag of requests and image styles you’ll need to create.
“Can you make this feel like summer?”. “We want this to look nice and shiny”. “This needs to look better than our competition”.
This course is about taking control of the photos you create. You need a skillset to draw from to pull off your client’s ideas, as well as your own. We teach you with one foot in the classroom and one foot in the real world. We’ll be shooting real briefs, with real products and paying clients who may be in attendance.
It’s heavily a lighting course and we get technical. We show you lighting setups you’ll use time and time again. And also tinker with more creative setups to help with curve ball briefs.
Product photography using studio lights and ambient light. Lighting setups include flat lay, tabletop and on model
We do studio-based on white shots, and creatively styled scenes
We also explore what outdoor locations can offer our product shots
Suitable for all aspiring professional photographers who have completed our Photography Basics – Composition: Find The Photo.
You may have also completed photography specific coursework at a University, TAFE College or a similar educational provider.
This course assumes basic prior knowledge of photography and using DSLR cameras.
DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully charged battery (point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones are not suitable)
Lens (whatever you have)
Tripod (if you have one)
Lights (if you have any)
Empty memory card for your camera
Any additional accessories you already own for shooting on your camera
Laptop with editing software (ideally Adobe Photoshop)
Notebook and pen