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Commercial Product Photography and Post-Processing Techniques
Alex Koloskov
with Alex Koloskov
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Commercial Product Photography and Post-Processing Techniques
lessons: 16 Course Lessons
duration: 3hr, 9min
published: 2014
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Commercial Product Photography and Post-Processing Techniques
with Alex Koloskov
Creating stunning product photography requires a unique set of skills in the studio and in post-production. Each product was chosen to expose you to a variety of techniques to help you build a repertoire of skills that will aid you in shooting a range of commercial products. In this class you will learn that attention to detail during your studio time can save you hours in post-production, you will see different ways of using lighting modifiers to enhance the shape and detail in your subjects, and you will learn to how to develop an efficient workflow that takes you all the way from the studio to final output. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Alex in the studio as he goes over the concepts that will be covered in this class.

2min, 24sec
lesson 2: Quick Demonstration

Along with a quick demonstration of how lighting modifiers can make a huge difference in your product photography, Alex discusses the gear he uses.

19min, 59sec
lesson 3: Laptop Shoot: Part 1

Alex begins to step through the process he uses to do a product shot of a laptop that will be composited into a different background later.

11min, 48sec
lesson 4: Laptop Shoot: Part 2

Building on the previous lesson Alex moves toward the final shot by modifying the lights further.

12min, 12sec
lesson 5: Champagne Bottle Shoot: Part 1

A glass bottle brings its own unique set of properties that need to be considered before the shooting begins. After evaluating the subject the shooting setup can be created and adjustments can be made.

15min, 22sec
lesson 6: Champagne Bottle Shoot: Part 2

Building on the work done so far, Alex continues to modify the lights to achieve the look he is going for. Once the lighting for the bottle is set he can add in other props.

14min, 53sec
lesson 7: Champagne Bottle Shoot: Part 3

With all elements in place, Alex makes the final adjustments to complete the image.

14min, 39sec
lesson 8: Cosmetic Bottle Shoot: Part 1

Shooting a white object on a white background presents a new set of challenges.

9min, 42sec
lesson 9: Cosmetic Bottle Shoot: Part 2

Getting a reflection on a white subject on a white background can be done in Photoshop or it can be done with your lighting setup as Alex demonstrates. Alex also demonstrates a technique for making your subject appear to be floating in space without any post-production.

14min, 33sec
lesson 10: Transition to Post-Production

With the shooting done for the three subjects Alex sets up the next part of the class that goes into his post-production techniques in Photoshop.

1min, 13sec
lesson 11: Laptop Post-Production: Part 1

Starting in Camera Raw for basic processing, the photo is passed on to Photoshop for cleaning up dust and fingerprints.

10min, 17sec
lesson 12: Laptop Post-Production: Part 2

With the laptop cleaned up it is time to remove it from the background and composite it into a new digital background.

8min, 53sec
lesson 13: White Bottle Post-Production

Starting with setting the white balance, the image is processed in Camera Raw before being passed on to Photoshop for finishing touches.

20min, 13sec
lesson 14: Champagne Bottle Post-Production: Part 1

Starting in Camera Raw the basic processing is performed before passing on to Photoshop for clean up.

14min, 40sec
lesson 15: Champagne Bottle Post-Production: Part 2

Additional clean up techniques are used to smooth out wrinkles and enhance the bottle.

16min, 5sec
lesson 16: Wrap Up

With all post-production completed Alex wraps up the class.

2min, 10sec
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