This series of six workshops can be enrolled as a six-week course, or booked and attended individually. While individual workshops may reference or build on topics discussed in previous workshops, each subject is still designed to stand alone.
Week 1 – May 11th
Modern product packaging presents the photographer with endless challenges. Embossing, metallic foils and other materials can drive a photographer crazy. A product photographer is a problem solver. Let’s learn how to deal with the challenges now before the stress of a shoot.
Week 2 – May 18th
Want to have a fun time with reflections? Let’s shoot a toaster. Or a pop-corn popper. The chrome parts mixed with transparent sections can be problematic. Learning how to control the reflections is one of the most important lessons.
Week 3 – May 25th
BOTTLES & GLASSWARE
Alcohol, cold drinks, olive oil, salad dressings, exquisite crystal glassware. Bottle and glassware designs, colours and textures are as diverse and endless as the products that fill them. Let’s make a splash with this all this all-time favourite subject matter.
Week 4 – June 1st
COSMETICS & FRAGRANCES
One area of product photography that can become a specialty is cosmetics and fragrances. Small, shiny, difficult to photograph and demanding compositional challenges make shooting these a real challenge. Designers work hard to create products that stand out on the shelf. You must be able to photograph these in a way that makes them look exceptional.
Week 5 – June 8th
Cell Phones, tablets, Vapes, and other electronic consumer items are photographed every day. Whether for design firms, manufacturers, or advertising agencies, consumer electronics are a mainstay of commercial photographers.
Week 6 – June 15th
FOOD & CHOCOLATE
Whether it’s a steamy soup in a bowl, blue cheese on a platter, crisp fresh salad in a wrap or plump fruity pancakes in a stack, we all have to eat everyday and there is always food and sweets to be photographed. Here, colour, texture and atmosphere are vital. Let’s learn what it takes to make food look good.
- Workshop: Lighting Essentials – 6 Week Product Photography Course – May-June 2019
- When: Saturday mornings from 9.30am – 12pm from May 11th to June 15th 2019
- Where: Legend Studio Melbourne – 1/95 Heyington Avenue Thomastown. Just off the ring road. Grab the Freeway. Plenty of parking on site and on the street.
- Price: $60 per workshop or $300 for all six weeks (Save $60).
- Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced.
- Fitness: Not applicable. Venue has wheelchair access.
- What to bring: Camera, standard to telephoto lenses, batteries, memory cards, tripod and yourself.
- Presenters: Brett Dorron
It’s important to note that we will not be shooting large products like motorcycles or furniture, but focusing on products and packages that we can shoot on a table top in studio.
I would love to see you there. Please Book Early to secure your spot.