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Whether you’re looking to improve your product photography, learn special effects such as stop-action photography, or simply learn how to create beautiful still life scenes, this section is full of invaluable tips and techniques that will assist in creating what you envision.

 

Creating Double Diffusion for Reflective Objects

Photographing highly reflective objects can be one of the most challenging tasks a product photographer can face. Trying to control and modify the reflections can be daunting, particularly when you'... Continue Reading...

Flash - Shoe Mount/Speedlight

 

The Dragon Scout

Bringing toys to life is a favorite pastime for many. For Brian McCarty of McCarty Photoworks, it's a profession and a passion. No longer an underground movement, Brian has... Continue Reading...

Flash - Portable Strobe

 

Shooting Apparel In The Studio

If you've ever tried to photograph clothing for commercial or resale purposes, you know how challenging it can be. Not only do you have to contend with awkward camera... Continue Reading...

 

Freezing Action with the TritonFlash™

Mission Impossible? Take a sharp photo of action that’s so incredibly fast, the human eye can’t see it. That’s the assignment photographer Ben Clay... Continue Reading...

Flash - Studio Strobe

 

Shooting Custom Product Shots

In commercial product photography, there is a lighting/digital imaging trend that has endured for well more than a decade: rendering objects on a pure white background. While there are... Continue Reading...

 

Elevating the Quality of Your Product Shots

When it comes to taking commercial product shots in this day and age, you need to bring your A game. From concept to execution, the modern day client expects you... Continue Reading...

Continuous Lights - Tungsten

 

Creating The Silhouetted Shot

  In commercial photography, there's a particular type of shot that lends itself to web and print layouts called the silhouetted shot, or simply the "silo". When produced correctly,... Continue Reading...

 

Building Mood With Still Life Scenes

In shooting still life scenes, it's great when you can come away with images that are compelling enough to print, frame and live with. But unless you're conscious... Continue Reading...

 

Lighting a Wine Cellar with a FirstStudio Kit

Even the most interesting and elegant architectural interiors, which are visually pleasing in person, may lack depth and drama in a photograph. Hollywood lighting directors often spend four to five... Continue Reading...

 

Creating Double Diffusion for Reflective Objects

Photographing highly reflective objects can be one of the most challenging tasks a product photographer can face. Trying to control and modify the reflections can be daunting, particularly when you'... Continue Reading...

 

Lighting and Shooting a Guitar

For many products, you can set up a simple lighting solution to make your detail and overall shots look professionally lit. With larger products, however, a simple lighting solution doesn'... Continue Reading...

 

Product Photography with StarLite Digital Kits

Everyone has heard the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words," and in the fast-paced world of online business, there's no exception to this rule. This lesson shows... Continue Reading...

 

Controlling Reflections in Impossibly Reflective Objects

    Lighting and photographing highly reflective objects can be pretty challenging, to say the least. But if you're armed with the right lighting tools and some basic techniques,... Continue Reading...

 

The Buddha’s Hand

Everything new, strange, or bizarre tends to excite our imagination and help us to be as creative. In this lesson, photographer David Cross takes a very unusual fruit and and... Continue Reading...

 

Basic Food Photography

Along with covering a few of the many issues that can arise when photographing food, this lesson illustrates one of the many uses of the FirstStudio® Kit, as well... Continue Reading...

 

Shooting Jewelry on a Budget

When it comes to photographing jewelry, there are different approaches to consider with regards to how each particular piece will come across. Your choice of background is one consideration. Another... Continue Reading...

Reflectors/Diffusers

 

Shooting Product Shots on the Beach

Take advantage of the most cost-effective (free) light source there is - the sun. In the following lesson, we show how simple it is to go anywhere and shoot products... Continue Reading...