Working as a professional photographer can see me test-shoot for a client. This is an opportunity for me to learn about the clients products and practice my skills. This masterclass takes you through a real test shoot, and see’s me getting to grips with a bottle shot in the studio.
Essential Preparation and care before we shoot any image is very important if we want to reduce the chance of mistakes happening that we then have to ‘fix’ in retouching. Whether you do your own retouching or give it to someone else, wasting post production time to correct basic errors is not a professional approach to working.
I can teach you great product photography skills, but I am not ignoring the fact that photoshop plays an important role in how we work. This article takes you though my retouching decisions using a shot from PS Top Tip Session 6. It will be best to read the article before watching the video, to help keep the content in context!
Once you know ‘Why’ you are taking a product shot, or in other words when you are clear on your result you want to achieve, how do you go about ensuring you build that into your workflow? This tutorial works through the method needed to guarantee that result.
You have just been asked to supply a hero product shot, a Premium Looking Image. Do you know and understand the process involved? What do you need to do to raise the level of your photography to a high standard of creativity? I can help you start this process with this Masterclass.
Understanding you product and finding the reason ‘why’ you are about to take a photograph is not hard. This article takes you through practical examples of my folio work and experience, where I have had to understand clearly, before shooting, what exactly I want to communicate with my product shot.
I can help you in your thinking about how you are going to approach a shot i.e. help in your decision making. I can do this because I am asking you to learn more about ‘WHY’ you are taking the photograph.
This Article digs into the exact set ups, kit used and detailed settings of last months ‘Visual language in Practice’. You can see exactly how the shots were taken. Here you have all you need to know about these images, giving you the ability to have a go yourself.
Visual Language in Practice. Have you seen PS Top Tip Session 4? This article supports that session where we discuss the topic of talking visually through images. What should we be aware of to make us better communicators? Watch both of these articles to improve your visual language skills
Communication of an image, what the viewer see’s and how they feel can be hugely controlled by us through the world of Visual Language. If we can understand and know how we can define what we want to say with the right describing words, our job of communication gets a whole lot easier!