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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.

77 of 90 students recommendSee All

I really thought this class was going to be way over my head as a beginner, but he does an awesome job at simplifying everything. Fantastic job at showing how to get creative with what you have on hand to get the shots you want. Thank you for sharing you knowledge, tips, and tricks!
Very nice and "to the point presentation" . I would love seeing more from him.
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.





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 bef...

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