51 W 14th St, #3R, New York, NY 10011
The class will start with the basics but will move into teaching you the wide range of possibilities you have at hand and most importantly, the practical techniques that you can use to bring out the best in your products without the use of complicated equipment. You’ll be provided with an arsenal of expert tricks and tips used for achieving outstanding images for effective E-commerce branding and marketing punch. This course can be taken for any products of small to mid-size including hand made crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food or restaurant, and for services and events. Equipment will be made available during class at no extra charge, including backdrops, plexy glass, lights, tripods, umbrellas, tent (light box), and so on. Troubleshooting will be done in class to ensure that you have any questions answered and photos re shoot for success before leaving the workshop.
Requirements: You don’t need the fanciest equipment. We’ll show you the plethora of techniques for shooting successful product photography and the simple equipment that you add onto your arsenal. We’ve merged the technical photography how to’s from the pros and adapted the concepts to be used even through the simplicity of phones, point + shoots and DSLRs.
Camera: Smartphone, point and shoot or DSLR camera. If you are looking for the ultimate quick solution with the least cost involved, you’ll learn how to do your products with whatever equipment you’ve already got. If you do own a DSLR or a camera with manual settings, we’ll teach you how to manipulate your images even further. If you have products that you would like to shoot and is within 2sq feet, please bring 2 of them to be used during class.
For the first class: if you have products that you would like to shoot, and that are within 2 sq ft size, please bring 2 of them to the first class.
Knowledge: We ask that you feel comfortable browsing the settings for your camera and are familiar with basic shooting and exposure (in automatic or manual). For the specifics of controlling your camera’s settings, menus or exposure, please refer to our “The Digital Camera” 2-hour seminar. Or even more so, our Digital Photography I course. And if you are looking for intermediate Lighting control, including ratios and how to achieve black on white, please refer to our Studio & Lighting course.