You can do amazing things with minimal gear… but sometimes, you just need that light. Or diffuser. Or reflector. Or tripod. In this video, we’ll cover some of the additional gear you may need—or want—for your product photography.
We've already talked about the cameras and lenses…that we'll be using throughout this course,…but of course, product photography…is about a lot more gear as well.…For example, the tripod.…This is a very important part of the course.…You're gonna need a good steady tripod,…not just to hold the camera steady,…but it's also about being able to line up…that shot exactly the way that you want it,…and having a good tripod allows you to do that.…Lighting is a critical component in this whole endeavor, and…we have lots of different types of lighting to talk about.…You can see over my shoulder here, we have LED lights,…CFL lights, and then here on the table, we've got strobes.…
We have camera strobes and big studio strobes as well.…We'll be using all of this.…Once you add light into the equation,…you need to diffuse it and you need to bounce it,…so we'll have things like our simple diffusion panels here,…there's more diffusion in the back behind me,…you see soft boxes and all kinds of fun toys,…and then reflections and bounce.…
Need a refresher on the basics? Check out Joseph's Photography 101 series.
- Shooting with a smartphone or full-size camera
- Creating a softbox setup for shooting small products
- Shooting against a white seamless background
- Lighting for product photography
- Shooting accurate color
- Retouching product photography in post