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Lighting for Still Life and Product Photography

with Steve Hansen

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    02:17
  •   04 Gear Run-Through

    15:35

Class duration: 1h 15m

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About The Class

Make your still lifes come to life

Capturing depth and texture in product and food photography is essential in making it stand out. Food Photographer Steve Hansen covers a step by step process for building a lighting setup with strobes and natural light from a broad to a more focused look. With a live demo using a small kitchen appliance with fruits and vegetables you'll learn how to make your still life's come to life.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    02:17
  2. 02

    Creating the Composition & Concept

    05:11
  3. 03

    Building the Set

    03:38
  4. 04

    Gear Run-Through

    15:35
  5. 05

    Capturing the Image in One Shot

    42:55
  6. 06

    Capturing the Image in One Shot

    05:55

Meet Your Expert

Steve Hansen

An award-winning photographer specializing in food and beverages, Steve Hansen brings an artist’s eye and a chef’s perspective to every image he creates for his clients. Steve draws upon his prior experience as a food stylist, professional chef, and digital artist to every shoot where he creates vibrant and impactful images that consistently resonate with the senses ... read more

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  • JennMercille

    JennMercille

    April 2018

    I really enjoyed learning about the details and complexities that go into the orchestration of food and product photography. The shoot that Steve Hansen puts on in demonstration of this was really elaborate and complicated. I never realized how much of the creative aspects of the images I see in magazines are created in camera, rather than in post-processing. I am a portrait photographer, so I was surprised at how much I learned that can transfer to creative portrait shoots as well. After watching this course, I have noticed details in lighting technique and product photography that I never saw before, and that has helped me elevate my work very amateur still life skills to a professional level. I now do product photography on the side for a refreshing change of subject matter, and have been able to photograph my own print products for a pre-sale catalog for my IPS sessions. This course is super useful across niches. I definitely recommend it to all photographers!

  • Sepideh Maleki

    Sepideh Maleki

    April 2018

    Such a helpful class! Thank you so much :)

  • Creativelive Student

    April 2019

    Very nice instructor but you will learn next to nothing. It must be part of a another full length course but this snippet is not worth the money.

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