Make Awesomer Product Photos: Create Your Own Photoshoot!

Kim Thomas, Photographer at Photojojo

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5 Videos (58m)
    • Kickoff Lecture!

      7:45
    • Before You Shoot: Setting Up

      10:22
    • Lighting and Comparing

      12:35
    • Additional Lighting Deetz and Editing

      26:51
    • Placeholder

      0:05

Project Description

Set up your very own product photoshoot + share your best photos

Setting Up Your Shoots & Taking Awesome Photos

  1. After watching the kickoff lecture and checking out the resources I shared,  you'll set out to cre

    After watching the kickoff lecture and checking out the resources I shared, you'll set out to create your own product photoshoots and take some awesome product photos. Share your favorite photos from your shoots in the Projects Tab when you're ready, and we'll review our favorites in the next Office Hours.

Creating your photoshoots

  1. Create two separate product photo shoots.  

    Create two separate product photo shoots.  

    1. Photograph your first product on a plain backdrop.
       
    Criteria: 
    Backdrop must fit into one of these categories:
    a) A solid colored backdrop (ie: all white or another color you've chosen)
    b) Two solid colored backdrops (like in the Bernd Westphal examples)
        
    Goals:
    Your solid colored backdrops must be a consistent color of itself.  If you're shooting on white, make sure the entire backdrop from the corner of the image to where the product is sitting is white.  
       
    Note:
    - If shooting on a solid color (ie: white), we don't want the product to look like it's floating.  We also don't want harsh shadows that will distract from the product.  Find a balance with minimal shadows.
       
    2. Photograph you product in a scene, either using natural backdrops (such as a wood table and a wall) or have your product sit in it's real life environment (a camera sitting nicely on a bookshelf).
       
    - remember, it's great to photograph your product in context and in a place that people will actually use it or see it, but the background and surroundings should never distract from your product. 

  2. Share your photoshoots in the Projects Tab for feedback!

    Share your photoshoots in the Projects Tab for feedback!


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