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Product Photography: Part 2

Product photography concepts are consistent regardless of the product, so what you learn here can be applied to any item.

In Part 1 of this tutorial, we left off with the shoot workflow and a promise to dig further into the gear used to make product photography work for you.

Product Photography Part 1

Product photography concepts are consistent, regardless of the product. In product photography, lighting is everything. The light defines the image.
Control your light by defining it yourself. You want shadows and textures and direction to create dimensionality.

Off Camera Flash

You will need five basic pieces to get started with off-camera flash. Unsurprisingly, one of those pieces is the off-camera flash itself. Then you will need a light stand, a tilting umbrella bracket, a basic umbrella and a sandbag. Let’s look at each of these pieces individually.