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Elevate your product photography game

Learn the art of creating stunning visuals that sell from experienced professionals. Go on, take your skills, passion, or profession to the next level.

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Learn to style, light and edit any product shoot.

From capturing intricate jewelry to photographing cars, learn to confidently and expertly control and manipulate light for every product you shoot.

Even better, because our lessons are all taught by industry experts, you’ll discover insider secrets and learn how to produce images that stand out from the competition.

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Classes For Every Level, To Follow At Your Own Pace.

Start with the fundamentals or jump right into more advanced techniques like tilt-shift photography and focus stacking. 

When you’re ready, test your learning, skills, and confidence, and receive personalised feedback, with our ‘Working to a Brief’ assignments.
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‘Getting Started in Product Photography’ classes below are a great place to start. Or if you’re ready to delve into specifics, choose from hundreds of classes within our growing list of product photography class categories below.

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Getting Started in Product Photography

Begin your product photography journey with our series of introductory classes
  • 10 Classes
  • 4+ Hours content
  • Level: Basic

Have you ever looked at product photography shots in commercials and online and thought, I wish I could do that? We can help you turn that dream into a reality.

What you’ll learn:

  • Product photography basics
  • Cameras and lenses for product photography
  • Recommended equipment for product photography
  • Studio space and how to make it work
  • Making and using scrims
  • The benefits of shooting tethered

Bottle and Beverage Photography

Lighting and styling with finesse
  • 13 Classes
  • 14+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

Instructor Karl Taylor has shot for many iconic beverage brands, including Grant’s Whisky and Heineken. In this series of classes, he shares what he’s learned about photographing bottles and drinks as a professional.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to create flawless gradients
  • Recommended lenses and equipment
  • Backgrounds, props and accessories
  • Creating gorgeous colours in liquids
  • How to photograph glass and control reflections
  • How to make bottles look cold, with perfect condensation

Food Photography and Styling

Learn with Karl and top food photographer Anna Pustynnikova
  • 33 Classes
  • 28+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

In this series, you'll learn from top food photographer Anna Pustynnikova as she reveals her secrets, covering everything from preparation and prop selection to styling and lighting.

What you’ll learn:

  • Preparation and styling for food photography
  • Food photography with natural and studio lighting
  • Simple studio lighting setups for food photography
  • Where to find props, backgrounds and accessories
  • Techniques for shooting lifestyle/editorial with models
  • How to tell a story with your food images

Liquid and Splash Photography

Learn how to take epic photos of liquids in motion
Liquid & SPlash Photographs Montage
  • 26 Classes
  • 20+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

Whether you're looking for some fresh splash photography ideas, or you want to learn the best techniques for freezing liquids with flash, these classes cover it all.

What you’ll learn:

  • Freezing motion using studio flash
  • Understand flash duration
  • Photographing products with liquid splashes
  • How to retouch splash photography
  • Camera settings for liquids photography
  • Setups with studio lights and speedlights

Still Life Photography

Learn how to compose, style, and light artistic still life images
Still Life Photographs Montage
  • 31 Classes
  • 30+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

This inspirational and informative series includes stand-alone classes that cover lighting techniques and tips for still life photography, as well as a start-to-finish breakdown of one of Karl's own still life images.

What you’ll learn:

  • Creating a narrative in still life shots
  • Lighting techniques for stylized images
  • Styling and compositional tips and techniques
  • Colour theory and how to use it
  • Retouching still life photos
  • Fine art and commercial still life ideas

Cosmetics Photography

Learn how to shoot high-end images of makeup and cosmetics
Cosmetics Photographs Montage
  • 32 Classes
  • 22+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

Whether you're shooting them for your own blog or for a professional client, cosmetic products can be challenging subjects, often featuring mixed textures and small details.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to photograph cosmetics and makeup
  • How to control light and reduce reflections in gloss surfaces
  • How to photograph small products
  • Focus stacking techniques for greater depth of field
  • Retouching techniques for a variety of product types

Jewellery Photography

Create flawless images that capture a sense of elegance and perfection
  • 14 Classes
  • 20+ Hours content
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Learn how to create flawless images that capture a sense of elegance and perfection in this series of in-depth jewellery photography classes.

What you’ll learn:

  • Identifying and overcoming the challenges of jewellery photography including controlling reflections and adding sparkle
  • Start-to-finish demonstrations for watches, necklaces and rings
  • Equipment and lenses for jewellery photography
  • How to make your own props for jewellery photography
  • Using focus stacking for greater depth of field
  • One light setup for watches

Packshot Photography

Learn about the equipment, styling, and lighting you need to take packshot images that sell
Packshot Photographs Montage
  • 13 Classes
  • 9+ Hours content
  • Level: All levels

E-commerce is a booming business for photographers, so knowing how to capture high-quality packshots is a valuable and lucrative skill.

What you’ll learn:

  • Simple lighting setups for packshot photography
  • Using studio flash and continuous LED lighting
  • Creating shadowless lighting for cutouts
  • Shooting products on a white background
  • How to photograph in a small studio
  • Post-production techniques for packshot photography
  • One and two light setups
  • Reducing reflections

Electronics Photography

How to photograph electronic products and digital devices
Electronics Photographs Montage
  • 8 Classes
  • 10+ Hours content
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

LED buttons, reflective screens, and curved shapes – electronic devices can be tricky products to photograph.

To get the best results, you need to understand what equipment to use, what angle to shoot from, and how to control your light.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to photograph LED screens
  • Shooting products on white,black and gradient backgrounds
  • How to shoot 'floating' objects
  • Lighting techniques including gradient lighting and rim lighting
  • Controlling reflections in gloss, metallic and matte surfaces

Automotive Photography

Discover how to overcome the many challenges of shooting cars and motorcycles
Automotive Photography Montage
  • 13 Classes
  • 18+ Hours content
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Everything you need to know to create professional automotive images. From lighting and positioning to studio considerations - we've got it covered.

What you’ll learn:

  • Creating beautiful gradients and light painting
  • How to control and remove reflections on metal surfaces
  • Studio requirements and budget alternatives
  • How to use studio flash and continuous light
  • How to capture car headlights using long exposures
  • Retouching techniques specific to automotive photography
  • Lens choice and considerations

Sports Equipment Photography

Learn how to photograph ad-style images of sports equipment
Sporting Equipment Photography Montage
  • 7 Classes
  • 8+ Hours content
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

From creative action shots of tennis rackets to fine art-style equestrian equipment, these classes cover the lighting, styling, and equipment you need to shoot sporting gear.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to plan and execute ad-style images of sports equipment
  • How to use studio flash, continuous light and light painting
  • Photographing black-on-black products
  • How to control reflections on metallic objects
  • Using long exposures for creative imagery
  • Lighting techniques for products with mixed surface textures

Flat Lay Photography

Flat lay photography techniques, including styling and lighting, to give you that crucial creative edge
 Flat Lay Photographs Montage
  • 9 Classes
  • 6+ Hours content
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Making your flat lay images stand out can be difficult. In these classes, you'll learn how to photograph from above, whether you're shooting products, food, or even fashion accessories.

What you’ll learn:

  • Composition techniques for the best results
  • Recommended backgrounds and how to light a variety of materials
  • Styling tips and choosing the right props
  • How to create a mood using lighting
  • Using tilt-shift in flat lay photography
  • Photographing paintings for reproduction

Accessories Photography

Learn how to make accessories look irresistibly stylish
Fashion Accessories Photographs Montage
  • 9 Classes
  • 10+ Hours content
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

From sunglasses to shoes and everything in between, these classes cover how to shoot a wide variety of fashion accessories from handbags to glasses and everything in between. 

What you’ll learn:

  • Styling and composition techniques
  • Recommended lenses and equipment
  • Lighting techniques for matte and gloss products
  • Black-on-black product photography
  • Using long exposure and how it can add interest to your shots
  • How to use colour theory to make items pop

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    Photographs Brief Montage
    • 30 Classes
    • 28+ Hours content
    • Level: All Levels

    Practice real-world photography skills with our photography brief assignments — designed to help you prepare for working with real commercial clients.

    Presented in the form of a visual sketch with written description and mood board images, you’ll learn how to interpret and execute a designated image.

    Choose a brief, and give it a go!

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    • How to work to a photography brief
    • Learn how to interpret & execute a given image
    • Practice real-world photography skills
    • Creative thinking & problem solving
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