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9 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Overview

    • Building a Set

    • Gear

    • Cameras

    • Lights

    • Demo

    • Tethering

    • Conclusion


About This Class

This class is about product photography and how you can use it in your everyday life and learn the skills to become a better photographer Join photographer Brian Mahany in this engaging 30 minute product photography class.. I will go from the basics to some highly advanced techniques and skills. This class is geared toward beginner and intermediate photographers but anyone taking this class will be able to learn from it and take away something from it. You will learn how to set up for a product shoot and what equipment you’ll need. You will also learn about the different types of lights and lighting styles used in photography and what lighting works best for your product shoot. You will learn about exposure and how it affects the image and how getting the correct exposure will help produce great imagery. You will briefly learn how to shoot tethered and why it’s important to shooting product photography. My portfolio may be viewed at for an idea of my work and style of shooting.

64 of 73 students recommendSee All

Gear and Lights sections were very informative. I think it is a very good introduction. I would also like to have an estimation of the cost of the some the equipment. Keep up the good work.
You the big boss dawg!
Very informative - maybe overkill on lights if you can afford them.





Brian Mahany

Professional Photographer


Brian Mahany is an award winning photographer, ceramic sculpture and woodworker. He is a native California and has been working in San Francisco for the past 16 years at his DogPatch photo studio. His photography reveals a personality and illuminance truly unique, be it a food still life or a portrait of a boy swinging from a rope swing below the Golden Gate Bridge.

After graduation from San Francisco State University Brian studied directly under Jack Welpott for two years before starting his photography career which include such clients like Nike, Adidas, Bryn Walker, 7-Up, Specialized Bikes, Saturn, Peet's Coffee, Novartis, Hewlett Packard, Sprint and Levi's to name a few.

Brian is currently shooting still life, food , product, advertising and people to

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