Course Description

This studio workshop introduces students to the best practices for photographing products for online business. It will help students visually convey the full product experience and context to customers. Topics include camera basics, studio lighting, colour accuracy, avoiding glare, and image size. Students will also gain an understanding of how to use Adobe Photoshop to enhance their images and produce documentation for online formats. For online courses, students must have access to Adobe CC Photoshop to complete assignments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • What equipment to use for Product photography
  • How to use form, geometry and the basic theory of composition thoughtfully
  • How to photograph using natural light
  • What Lighting Techniques to use when photographing reflective objects
  • What is the difference between Diffused and Specular light
  • How to use Photoshop for edit and design of Product Photographs
  • How to create a Composite Product Photo
  • What are the best business practices for Product Photography


Recommended Prerequisites

CSAP-N121 Introduction to Digital Photography, or equivalent experience.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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