Perfect lighting for your handcrafted product photography, every time.
Lighting has a significant impact on your product photos
Getting it right is top priority when it comes to product photography
Inside Product Photography Lighting you will...
- Develop an understanding of how light works when it comes to photography and how you can capture the best light possible
- Gain confidence in recognizing common lighting issues and how to correct them
- Learn specific, simple, effective lighting setups for your product photography that are totally achievable and realistic
- Safeguard against future lighting challenges by knowing exactly how to light your products in any situation
- Master lighting for your product photos so you can confidently and consistently capture your product at their best
Introduction to Lighting
Learning what makes for good lighting and establish an understanding of common lighting issues and how to correct them.
Using the light that's naturally (and freely) available in your home or outside, learn to light your products in a professional and high-end way.
Light Tent with Studio Lights
Learn the correct way to use a light tent with studio lights for full control of light and the reflections in your environment. Excellent for reflective products.
Softboxes & LED Panels
Using softboxes or LED panels, capture your products with artificial light at any time of day and in just about any environment. You'll also learn different setups to capture your product in a way that make the lighting look natural.
Although primarily used to light videos or for portraiture, with my method of using a ring light for product photography, you'll be able to make your product look like they were captured in natural light, at any time of day and in just about any situation. Ring lights are also great at reducing reflections.
If you have a DSLR, this lesson will teach you the correct way to use a dedicated flash (aka, "speedlight") for illuminating a larger space. Great for larger products!
- A downloadable PDF including a questionnaire to help you figure out the best light for you, guides, and exercises
- Access to the exclusive students-only MAPP group
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to learn all of these different lighting techniques?
Yes, I strongly encourage all makers taking their own product photos to have an understanding of different types of lighting. It is the only way you can truly be empowered with your product photography. Change is inevitable and whether it's moving to a new house, entering a new season, or changing up your products, having the knowledge for how to light your product through all of these changes means you'll be able to confidently adapt your product photography no matter what issues you face.
How long will the class take?
This class is self-paced, with concise lessons designed to help you learn effectively and efficiently. You can complete the class as quickly as you want, or take your time. There are no time restrictions on your access to the class.
How long will I have access?
You will have lifetime access to this class. “Lifetime” refers to the lifetime of the class and Maker's Academy of Product Photography. As long as it's is offered, you will have access to it and any updates. Should the class no longer continue to be hosted on my site, you will have ample opportunity to download the lessons for your own personal future reference.
What if I have questions or want feedback?
When you enroll in any MAPP class, you are invited to join the private student community where you can ask questions, get feedback, and connect with other learners.
Will I need extra equipment for this course?
I always teach with using what you already have in mind. That said, depending on your situation, you might end up wanting or needing to upgrade some of your equipment. I always approach product photography in the most accessible way possible and will never recommend something you don’t really need.
Can I use my smartphone camera?
Absolutely, this class is applicable no matter what you’re using for a camera. The onyl exception is the final lesson, Dedicated Flash, which requires a DSLR camera.
Is this for any kind of product?
The lessons in this class are applicable to any product, from jewelry to quilts to wall art (and everything in between). If you encounter any issues applying them to your specific product, you can ask for advice in the private MAPP group.
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