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Product Photography Basics

Master the Basics of Great Product Photography

*This class requires strong knowledge of manual camera settings and/or Photography 102 as a prerequisite.

Want to profit from your photography? Or just take better images for your company or Etsy account? This class will help you achieve sharp, well lit, clean looking images for increasing your sales online.

Product and commercial photography is one of the most lucrative genres in the business! From small amazon sellers, to local retailers, to large brands who need quality advertising images, product photography is always in demand. Not only that but product photographers get frequent repeat clients (the best kind) who come back as they release more items. Don’t miss this opportunity to raise your lighting game and get some great ideas to grow your business.


Topics covered include:

  • How to lock in a sharp focus on your product
  • Setting color balance for accurate color reproduction
  • How to light products & food with studio strobes
  • Composing product shots for maximum impact
  • How to build effective and inexpensive light modifiers and stop buying “lightboxes” and tents.
  • How to manage shiny items such as glass and metal
  • Which gear you should buy for your specific needs or business

We have a great studio to work in and will supply lighting equipment, sample items to work with etc. We do encourage you to bring your own items and equipment if you want to learn to work on your specific niche or your specific product. You are free to use any images you shoot in class, of course.

Please bring the following:

  • Your DSLR camera and any equipment you may want to work with.
  • Tripod if you have one.
  • Any props/products you may want to photograph.
  • Paper and pen to get some very useful notes.
  • Handouts will be provided as well.

This class is expected to last 3 hours.
*This class requires strong knowledge of manual camera settings and/or Photography 102 as a prerequisite.
*This class requires a DSLR camera or other professional camera with hot shoe.
*Please take a moment to review the map and address as GPS will not take you all the way to our suite.

Instructor Information

Rob Andrew
Rob Andrew is San Diego based commercial photographer. He specializes in lifestyle, food and portraiture and has worked for brands and publications like Westways Magazine, John Deere, Razer Electronics, Woman's World, Vista Print, Gordon Rush, San Diego Home and Garden, Costco and more. When Rob is not shooting or teaching you can find him hiking or snowboarding in the mountains or playing guitar in and around San Diego.

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Date(s) - 06/11/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rob Andrew Photography, Inc.


List of Attendees

  • Allen Vexler
  • Eric Schroeder
  • Sage Justice

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