Product Photography Course

Product Photography Course

Learn How to Take You Own Product Photographs

Learn how to take fabulous product shots, while saving time and money, with one of our Product Photography Courses. This course is also available as a more in-depth two day course for an extra £350. This additional time allows us to look at basic lighting set-ups, on day one, followed by more in depth creative lighting on day two. Please contact us for details.

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Hi Glen. Thanks for a really informative course. I can’t believe how much we crammed into just one day. The course was worth every penny and I’ve already recovered the fee several times over. Highly recommended. Jim Hallman

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Employing a Professional Photographer…

Ideally there is no substitute for employing the services of a professional photographer. A good photographer will have the skills, experience and the correct camera and lighting equipment to produce high quality product shots every time.

…Or learn how to take your own product photographs

Sometimes it’s not always practical, or cost effective, to use a professional photographer each time you need a quick staff portrait or product shot.

All our product photography courses are run as private tuition and tailored to your individual requirements. We can suggest equipment for you prior to the training or we can bring our own and provide a kit list so you can purchase after the course.

Courses can be here, or on location for an extra charge, and include Photoshop tuition. These jargon free courses are explained in simple terms and we aim to give you a good understanding of how to light your products correctly and creatively. It’s important that you learn and understand the techniques rather than just be given a list of settings that suit one set-up scenario.

Photoshop Training for Product Photography

 A very big part of any product photography is Photoshop post production. This often involves background clean-up or cut-outs, resizing plus exposure and colour correction. If you have never used Photoshop before it may be better to attend the photography course first followed by the Photoshop course over two consecutive days. If you are a competent computer user we can recommend the combined Photography & Photoshop Workshops over a single extended day. It’s better for you to bring your own laptop with a copy of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements but we can provide one if required. During the course you will learn how to:
  • Adjust images for colour and contrast
  • Clean up or cut out backgrounds
  • Crop and resize for web or print purposes

Product Photography & Photoshop Prices Below

These prices are the same for one or two students.
Additional students can attend for £150 each up to a max of four.

Product Photography, inc Photoshop Tuition, Monday to Friday costs £499 here or £599 on site* (*up to 8 Hours)

Product Photography inc Photoshop Tuition on a Saturday or Sunday costs £699 here or £799 on site* (*up to 8 Hours)

Photoshop Tuition only
Mon – Fri £325 here or £450 on location* (up to 7 hours)

Photoshop Tuition only on a Saturday or Sunday £599 here or £699* on location (up to 7 hours)

*The on location in Leicestershire price includes up to 1 hour travel time from Kibworth or 30 miles. Other destinations by arrangement but as a guide additional travel time, including mileage, is calculated at approximately 75ppm.

These prices are the same for one or two students.
Additional students can attend for £150 each up to a max of four.

On Location or On-Site

We can offer training at our location in Smeeton Westerby, where we will show you how to set up a simple home studio, or on location at your premises.

In both cases we will show how to get the very best results out of your camera equipment and available lighting. We will also provide you with a lighting and set up diagram plus a list of any specialist kit you will need.

Camera Equipment required

You will require a minimum level of equipment to attend one of these courses. If you do not have the necessary kit we can provide a simple studio set up for demonstration purposes and a shopping list so you can buy the kit before or after the course. Ideally you will need:
 
  • A Digital SLR camera
  • A separate flashgun or studio lights
  • A sturdy tripod
  • A background and stand
  • A selection of clamps
  • White Reflecting Card

What if I don’t have everything for the course?

We will advise you on any special equipment when you book. We can always use our camera kit and provide you with a shopping list plus suggested suppliers during the course.

Is there any support after the course?

We offer 30 days reasonable email or phone support after the training day. You can also email us pictures for comments.

Why is it more expensive for you to travel to us?

Because I need to allow for extra travel time, extra set-up time, fuel, expenses and lugging a car load of gear around.

How many people can attend the same course?

Up to four students can attend a course but please be aware that the more students then the less individual practical time per student there will be.

This Product Photography course was exactly what I needed. It was extremely practical and everything was explained simply so we could understand. I’m certain we will be able to continue to get the results we need. Jo Davies

A really amazing day and we all learnt so much. Glen was patient and was happy to explore a multitude of different lighting set-ups and scenarios. The Photoshop session was especially worthwhile and completed the day perfectly.  John Bilton

This course was particularly good with regards to understanding the exposure triangle and I found this invaluable. It’s quite an intensive course but I feel a lot happier finding my way around the various camera settings. Now to start saving up for the next one.
Karen Collinson

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Everything I wanted to know about the more advanced techniques was covered. I’m really looking forward to going out and trying what I’ve learnt, especially regarding shutter speeds combined with aperture settings.
Margaret Rose