Project Day: Product Photography

Project Day: Product Photography

11.00 - 17.00
Ronnie Baxter

Project Days are designed for those who are already familiar with some digital photography processes but who want to pursue a particular aspect and develop skills in a specific genre.

This one day workshop will introduce you to the history and development of Still Life and Product Photography and its use in commerce and fine art. We will look at the work of historical and contemporary practitioners leading to a practical demonstration of still life photography, encompassing the relevant lighting, styling and composition.

The day will include a simple product photography and lighting session exploring camera techniques and equipment you can use to create your own images.

**Participants are encouraged to bring along a small object that they would like to photograph during the afternoon session.**

This course is the perfect follow-on from our Digital SLR training courses and will support you in building upon your existing knowledge of camera skills and allow you to work confidently on your own projects. Some prior digital SLR photography experience is therefore recommended.

Course Outline


  • Brief introduction to the Still Life genre and a variety of styles, looking at it’s development through photography both as a commercial and artistic tool.
  • Build and light a still life setup - providing guidance and examples of different lighting techniques, composition and styling skills with participant involvement.


  • Introduction to product photography and lighting for web use/sales.
  • Discussion of equipment and technical requirements, along with some handy tips, tricks and hacks!
  • Demonstration of Focus stacking - an advanced technique for combining multiple images.
  • Practical session where participants will get a chance to work in small groups to photograph the objects they’ve brought in, (sample objects will also be available if needed).
  • Q+A session

Courses are open to all individuals aged 16 and over. We cannot accept bookings for participants under this age.

Book Now  or call us on 0131 622 6200.

Please read our cancellation policy before booking

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