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Best techniques for Still Life art shots and Product Photography

Still life is one of the oldest forms of photography. It was one of the first things those pioneers shot using the original wet plate systems and still todays it is one of the most relevent genres.

Still life is used by artist and by commercial photographers alike. The former for art prints and the later to capture a products best image for sales.

This course will show you how to use your camera to take pictures of products and also compositions for artistic photographs. you will be using both a single speed light (flash gun) and also the best techniques in using natural light from the sun. We shall also go though the best ways of manipulating and modifing light to create the style and mood that best represents the subject.

The day will include practical advise on how to compose your shots, making the most of available light and also techniques on the best settings to use on your camera.

See below for more details

This course is designed to teach the best techniques for manipulating light and composing for effective product and art images.

The course will cover the following.

  • Best settings for your camera
  • Composing the shot
  • Best use of natural light
  • Effective use of a Speed light
  • Set building for the shot
  • Metering for the best exposure
  • Continuous image review
  • All day course start at 10:00 prompt and finish at 16:30.

  • Meet at venue for 10:00 start. Introductions with tea and coffee
  • Course starts at 10:20
  • Lunch which is provided at 12:30
  • Course resumes at 13:20
  • Refreshments and review of the day at 15:30
  • Course finishes at 16:30
  • All refreshments and lunch is provided (Please let us know if any dietary requirements).

    Travel is to be arranged by delegates at your own expense.

    If accommodation is required we can send you details of local hotels and bed & breakfasts.

    Most of our courses will involve some aspect of outdoor work so its very important that you bring suitable clothing and footwear for the type of course you are attending. For botanical and garden photography sturdy shoes and waterproofs area must when the landscape courses may involve ascending high Welsh peaks so walking boots and quality hiking gear will be mandatory. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advise about this.

    The following photography gear is recommended

  • Digital SLR Camera
  • Bridge camera
  • Mirror-less camera capable of shooting in manual, shutter priority, aperture priority modes
  • Speed light (Flashgun) that can be used off camera
  • Tripod
  • If you have one a remote shutter release cable/control
  • Ideally a laptop with suitable image editing software such as Photoshop
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