Tabletop Product Photography eBook

This ebook is based on my product photography masterclass we held in August 2011 in Atlanta. During this 5 hour class I photographed seven different subjects and demonstrated how to effectively use various light modifiers (Most of them were DIY) for completely different product types.

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Product Photography Tips & Techniqes

Product Photography

We used a watch, jewelry ring, 3 bottles of liqueur, (clear, dark glossy and matte), saxophone and perfume. I am a big fan of DIY stuff, mostly because it gives me ability to have custom built lighting gear which usually works much better than the standard off-shell solution. It also saves money, opening doors to budget-friendly experiments with the lighting techniques and allows me find new ways to get things done in photography.

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Product Lighting Techniques

Liqueur Photography Example

In this book I will show you how to get the desired results not only the fastest but also the most efficient way. Remember, this book is based on a 5 hours master class, and each subject was photographed in a very short period without any detailed preparation and testing. It was sort of an express shoot-out, where I was concentrating only on the lighting. You will find a short description of the shot, the lighting setup (shot of the actual setup and the diagram) and the images. I will explain how the shot was done, why I did it that way as well. Furthermore, I will show you the troubleshooting steps. You will see how each lighting setup was built, including all the failures and intermediate results which is something which you will not see by simply looking at final setup.

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Post-Production Tips

Product Photography Examples

We decided to add a post-production piece to the book, a video where Genia Larionova (she is my retoucher, all my post production done by her) will show how she processed each photo. Initially I thought it won’t be needed, as we had only basic post-production applied (only the ring required more work due to excessive wear). However, based on several inquiries from buyers we realized that this would be good to include PP in the book. So, now the e-book has one hour of post production video and reduced size PSD source files with all the original layers included.

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A Sneak Peak into Tabletop Photography

Who will benefit from this e-book:

Professionals and semi-pro who is working on small tabletop photography field.

Small business owners who are looking for inexpensive DIY solution to shoot their products.

Students and their teachers who are looking for fresh ideas and solutions on tough to photograph subjects.

What you will receive:

Chance to learn the lighting for technically challenging tabletop photography.

Find out how to efficiently use DIY light modifiers.

60 pages e-book in PDF format (instant download).

One hour of post production video and source PSD files included!

This Ebook can be found here: Tabletop Product Photography eBook