Gradient Lighting for Product Photography

There are many different lighting techniques that can be used when photographing products, but one of the most powerful is gradient lighting.

This technique is not only used to make products look more luxurious, it’s also the best way to control reflections in glossy surfaces.

In this class Karl takes a closer look at gradient lighting, what effect it has on glossy and matte textured products, and how to create this lighting technique using diffusion paper and affordable DIY modifiers such as scrims and light cones.


  1. Hi, these videos are so good and clear!! which light reflector would you recommend and not to expensive?

  2. wowwww… Finally a teacher who teaches amazing tools and insights! Most of the people I know will not share such valuable information!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear Karl, for the generosity and professionalism you share with us!

  3. Thank you so much for this video, Karl! I’ve been shooting glossy products with a few softboxes hoping it would help me manage the reflective parts of the products, but in vain. This video was a real eye-opener and I’m super excited to get my hands on some diffusion filter and build my own scrim as soon as possible!

  4. Hi Karl
    Thank you so much for your videos! This one specifically has cleared up so many questions for me!

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