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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

 

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

This program is perfect for:

Product Photographers

Are you looking for new clientele among larger ad agencies and brands? We can teach you the techniques that will bring your work to the next level and we can provide processes that will save you time and give you the bandwidth to do a larger volume of work.

 

Wedding and/or Portrait Photographers

Need an additional revenue source for your off seasons? Product photography can be the perfect complement to your business, and many of the skills, techniques, and tools are applicable to both types of photography.

 

Small Business Owners/Amateur Photographers

Do you need better images of your products to increase sales? We can show you how to set up a mini-studio on-site at your location and learn photography well enough to take professional, beautiful images of your products that will entice your customers.

PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE

Professional certificate and listing in the Photigy Marketplace

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Essentials

$645

$322

58 Lessons

4 Assignments

Access to the forum

Access to recorded webinars

Professional

$1495

$748

164 Lessons

18 Assignments

Professional Certificate

Access to the forum

Free 1-year listing at PhotigyMarket

Monthly Q&A Webinars

Portfolio Review

Advanced

$845

$422

114 Lessons

7 Assignments

Access to the forum

Monthly Q&A Webinars

Images from the Program’s Lessons


What does the learning experience look like?

  • 24/7 ACCESS TO LEARNING MATERIALS

    Watch lessons at your convenience, from any device including tablets and smartphones.

  • VIDEO FEEDBACK FROM YOUR INSTRUCTOR

    Get recorded video feedback for every shot you submit for review. Plus, everything can be discussed on a private forum with the instructor and course students.

  • PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENTS

    You have to complete homework (practical photography) for every module in the program. for a total 16 assignments.

  • NEXT MODULE OF THE COURSE

    Once you finish a module and get your homework reviewed by your instructor, you can advance to the next one.

Course Curriculum

Course includes 11 modules and 164 video lessons

ESSENTIAL


Understand-the-Lighting

01

Understand the Lighting

This module breaks down the fundamentals of studio photography and helps to build a strong foundation of basic photography skills. You will start by looking at the essential gear that you need to begin your professional career in photography.

 

Keep in mind that it’s not about the brand of the gear, but rather about having equipment that is good enough to get the job done.

 

Product and studio photography have more to do with the directing light than with fancy features of the camera or lenses. Light and the ability to control it is what will make the difference in your images.

Product photography online course

02

Starting In Studio Photography: Practical Examples

This module will take to assume that you understand those techniques and will continue to build on them. Also, most of this course is very free-form. This means that viewing it will resemble a live online workshop. The benefit here is that not only will you get to see what works, but also the problems that occur and how to troubleshoot them on the fly.

 

After a brief introduction and a look at the equipment that will be used for this course, you will explore, in real-time mode, the setup and shooting of a number of different products. The first will be a cosmetics product shot which will look to photograph a cylindrical product.

 

From there you will move on to a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Crème as well as a bottle of Vodka. Both of these provide additional challenges based on container size and shape. 

post-production

03

Post-Production

Now that you have taken the shots and completed the photographic work all that is left to do is the post-production. You might think that if you get it right in the camera, there should not be much to do in post-production. For many other photographic disciplines, this may be the case, but not for professional product photography.

 

By its very nature, product photography is created to sell products. This means that the output must be exactly as the client envisions it. This could lead to extensive work in post-production.

 

In many real-world situations, this would call for the outside help of professional retoucher to complete the task. You, as a professional, should have some fundamental skills for working in post-production. The goal here is to have the ability to prepare a quality image for the client to review in as quickly as possible.

DIY Starter’s Guide

04

DIY Starter’s Guide

In this module, you will learn how to build various DIY light modifiers, camera support, diffusers, and other gear to save thousands of dollars from buying all this equipment in stores. It is not always necessary to have a big budget to stat in production photography!

ADVANCED


Catalog work. Essentials

05

Catalog Work. Essentials

Catalog Product Photography module is a series of videos that will take you through various real-world situations of photographing products in the studio.


By working through four main scenarios you will gain a fundamental grasp of working with different lighting situations as they present themselves. These are step-by-step demonstrations that are shown in free-form mode.


This means that you will see how the process works in real life where you diagnose the problems and learn how to solve them.
You will begin with a through look at studio lighting, cameras, lenses, support, and all of the other items that will come in handy when working in the studio.


At this point, you are not required to have all of this gear, but by gaining an understanding of what is available, you will be in a better position to know what you may need for a particular shot.

Food Photography for Beginners

06

Food Photography for Beginners

In this food photography module, you will learn:

  • How to use minimal equipment to get a job done
    Only 3 speedlites, a few foam-core boards, few mini-stands, camera and a lens is all you need to start taking great images of your favorite food
  • Easy to follow photography scenarios
    Learn how to work with different types of food to make it juicy and  create the most interesting images for each dish you shoot
Liquid and Splash Hi-Speed Photography with Speedlites

07

Liquid and Splash Hi-Speed Photography with Speedlites

In this module you will learn:

  • Discover what equipment is good for hi-speed liquid photography: which lighting systems are good and which are not, and why. Speedlites, Monolights and expensive power packs are compared.
  • How to shoot different types of liquid: clear, colored, and completely non-transparent, and what the difference is in how to highlight them.
  • How to shape unique splashes, and how to catch the right moment
  • Find out how to simulate different types of liquids: milk, chocolate, etc
  • How to create a composite shot, how to combine separate photos into one mind-blowing composition
  • Photoshop techniques on how to manipulate with shots of liquid.
Commercial Photography Assignment

08

Commercial Photography Assignment

  • In the First Part photographer will learn how to approach a client that interested in working with a studio. Understanding requirements, creating an estimate, preparing for the shot, etc
  • In the Second Part photographer will learn how to take catalog-style pictures of bottles and jars.
  • In a Third Part we cover a creative part of the project, working with interesting lighting techniques and cameras.
  • Fourth Part showcasing high-speed photography, creating splashes and motion.
  • Fifth Part of the course concentrates on post-production techniques of making the composite images. How to blend layers together, how to modify and match colors and shapes.

PROFESSIONALS


Advanced Product Photography Workshop - 8 shots

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Advanced Product Photography Workshop -8 shots

This module is divided into two main areas – the first is practical work that was done in the studio. This includes a perfume bottle, a microphone, an iPhone, and a woman’s watch.


The second part consists of in-depth workshops that were used to create detailed images that will show you how to work through a lot of complex situations.

 

After completing this set of training you should have a good grasp of what it takes to build up and execute a creative advertising shot from start to finish. If you take on the challenge to replicate these images or create new ones based on what you have learned here, you will have created as many as 15 portfolio pieces that can showcase your work.

Advanced product photography, post-production

10

Advanced Product Photography, Post-Production

This module, Advertising Product Photography Part 2 – Post-Production, takes on some of the images that were created in Advertising Product Photography Part 1 – Studio Work and now shows you how to prepare them for final display.

 

As a professional product photographer, your work is not done yet. Even the best of shots in the studio will still need work done after the shooting is done.

Starting your photography busines

11

Starting your Photography Business

In this module, you’ll be building your photography business. You’ll get a personalized business plan: we’ll help you to find your client’s avatar, build a standout portfolio, create a marketing plan and  start reaching your potential clients.

 

You will have several assignments to be completed and reviewed by your course instructor. 

The Final Assignment

12

The Final Assignment

In this module, you’ll be given a chance to do your best work and get the final review and words of wisdom from your instructor.

 

After a successful completion, you will receive a professional certificate.

 

 Time to receive congratulations and drink champaign with friends!

Program Summary

  • INTERACTIVE LEARNING

    Personalized feedback to help you understand lesson materials faster and to give you practical knowledge in commercial studio photography.

  • UNLIMITED TIME TO GET THROUGH THIS COURSE

    You will have no limitation on how long will take you to complete this program. Usually it takes from 6 to 12 month to complete the program for most of our students.

  • WE HELP YOU GET YOUR FIRST CLIENTS

    All students who successfully complete this certification program will be listed as certified professional photographers at Photigy Marketplace for free.

     

  • ENHANCED PRIVACY

    Your student profile is completely hidden from the public; no one will know that you are taking classes at Photigy School of Photography. You can choose to collaborate with other students on a private forum, but only the course instructor will see your homework and only you will receive the instructor's feedback.

Graduate Student Stories

Photigy is the greatest motivational and inspirational database of knowledge. 

 

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With the help of Photigy’s program and the learnings I’ve gained from other digital art programs, I’m creating images that I would never have even contemplated a short time ago.

 

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Photigy has allowed me to improve my skills at my current job. I have gained more respect from my co-workers and other photographers.

 

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Photigy has been a huge part of my learning and has taught me far more than any other platform.

 

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Definitely my involvement with Photigy throughout my work is tangible. Not only because my jobs have been improving over time, but also because it works like a source of inspiration.

 

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Photigy enhanced my overall photography skills; after studying, I can create images that I couldn’t previously and of course it helps me in my work.

 

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Examples of our Students' Homework


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