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Product Photography 2

22 Nov 2018 @12:00 - 16:00

Product Photography Workshop

This 4-hour workshop is for Intermediate level photographers. No previous product photography experience is necessary to participate, but you should know the basic settings of your camera and how to shoot in manual mode.

The workshop is for those who wish to improve the quality of images that they produce when shooting products. The workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to enhance your photographic skills in shooting products. This course will be especially useful for small business owners or individuals that wish to shoot their products for online sales, catalogue, or promotional purposes.

You will learn how to shoot, prepare and supply images of a quality that show products off to their full potential. You will also learn how to light in different ways using professional lighting and other equipment in a studio environment and understated lighting tricks when you only single light or strobe. You will use various continuous lights and studio strobes.

Colin Hawkins is a professional photographer who has been supplying images to a wide range of commercial clients for over 16 years. Colin will teach you how to light using a variety of light sources.


Workshop Content:

  • Introduction to lighting
  • Pre-Shoot decisions
  • Setting up lights and workspace
  • Backgrounds & props – choice & positioning.
  • Lighting 3d products with a variety of light sources depending on subject shape & form
  • Reflecting & diffusing light. Control & balancing of light, Quality of light.
  • Camera control- shooting tethered to a laptop
  • Post-production: simple techniques to clean up & enhance your images using Photoshop.
  • Supplying image files: file types, quality, sizes & media

Each individual will get the opportunity to participate in the demonstrations & experience results as a group.

What you will need to bring:

Camera Equipment

  • Digital Camera, DLSR, mirrorless or Bridge type
  • Tripod



  • Laptop running with a minimum 8GB of RAM and at least 200GB of free HD space.
  • Preferably (but not essential) tethering ability between your laptop and your camera. Adobe Lightroom has this ability built in. and there are numerous options available from most camera manufacturers
  • Mouse
  • USB Memory Stick



  • Lightroom 6 or higher and Photoshop CC 2017 or higher. (Available in 30-day trial version)

Below is a link for you to download the above-mentioned software. You may wish to try before you subscribe but remember, if you are planning to use a trial version during the workshop, you need to ensure that it is current during the workshop period.

ADOBE Lightroom FREE Trail

ADOBE Photoshop CC FREE Trail

This is a 4-hour workshop is for the Intermediate level photographer



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22 Nov 2018
12:00 - 16:00
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Xposure International Photography Festival


Xposure International Photography Festival
Xposure International Photography Festival
Sharjah, 61110, United Arab Emirates
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