Online Class

Commercial Photography: Taking Product Photos That Sell

$34.99$49.99

Turn your photos into paychecks with shots that showcase products, enhance your portfolio and win clients.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Chris Grey
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to take professional product photos, guided by industry expert Chris Grey. Discover invaluable tips for successfully finding clients and collaborating with art directors, and create a dynamic portfolio with Chris’ step-by-step guidance through product shot setups. Master a range of strategic lighting designs, and showcase and accentuate the texture, form and detail of flagship products. Use subtle adjustments in modifiers and product position to take a shot from basic to blockbuster, and learn how to shoot reflective products for images that stand out from the pack. Plus, find out how to use post-processing techniques to improve your shots and create the polished, professional look clients want.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Building a Business
08:14
Gain insider tips on how to get clients and create a head-turning portfolio that can pave the road to commercial photography assignments.
2. Lighting Primer
14:58
3. Basic & Dramatic Setups
27:01
4. Working With Reflections
13:25
5. Depth of Field & Texture
18:27
6. Make Anything Special
11:01
7. Post-Processing
29:10

Taught by

Chris Grey
Chris Grey
Chris Grey has been a product photographer for more than four decades and has worked with clients from The Home Depot to Target. He’s authored 14 books on photography, including the bestseller Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers. Chris is a three-time winner of the Nikon Certificate of Excellence, and has received Photo Design magazine’s Gold Award for stock photography. He’s hosted workshops everywhere from London to Hawaii, and is thrilled to bring his expertise to the Craftsy community.
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