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Creative Product Photography from Start to Finish

A course by Weekend Creative
Creative Agency. San José, United States.
Joined February 2020
, Creative Agency

Explore the entire creative process behind a product photoshoot and learn how to take scroll-stopping images

  • Best seller
  • 98% positive reviews (230)
  • 8602 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore the entire creative process behind a product photoshoot and learn how to take scroll-stopping images



  • 98% positive reviews (230)
  • 8602 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 11m)
  • 29 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Creative product photography is an essential tool for brands that seek to stand out. Elle and Arabella from the studio Weekend Creative have built a strong reputation when it comes to creating impactful photos for their clients. They have worked with brands like Blue Bottle Coffee, Benefit Cosmetics, Anecdote Candles, Herbivore, Saint Jane Beauty, and many more.

Discover the duo’s full creative process and shoot your own series of scroll-stopping product photographs. Learn how to apply photography theory to your ideas, develop a concept that fits a brand’s needs, and produce striking product photography using professional tricks and techniques. Are you ready to attract your dream clients?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Project
  • U3
    U3. Shoot Preparation
  • U4
    U4. The Shoot
  • U5
    U5. Post-production
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Elle and Arabella, hear about how they started Weekend Creative and what they’ve learned along the way. Discover their sources of inspiration and see the impact it has on their creative photography.

Discover how to create eye-catching imagery for beginners by learning the principles of photography and design. Explore what kind of branding questions you should answer with your product photography, followed by a brainstorming session to plan your shoot. Start developing your own unique concept and see how to create a shooting plan.

Get started with the production phase by exploring the tools and materials you need to build your set design. See where to look for props and get tips for creating, modifying, and styling them. Go through the equipment Arabella and Elle recommend for your photo kit, before going over shooting basics.

Time for your shooting! See how your concept, production, and tools all come together to create three captivating images. Build your scenes, set up your lighting equipment, and take your shots.

Explore Arabella’s workflow to edit your photos in Lightroom, before finalizing your images in Photoshop with her expert retouching techniques. To finish, learn about the importance of sharing your work, whether you’re a beginner or professional photographer, and how to choose the right platform to do so, according to your end goal.

What is this course's project?

Use the Weekend Creative’s expertise in product photography to capture three eye-catching images.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This creative product photography course is great for beginners or for professional photographers who want to get creative with their product photography work/techniques.

Requirements and materials

Basic photography skills and intermediate-level knowledge of Photoshop are recommended.

As for equipment, you will need a DSLR camera, a tripod, and a computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installed, as well as some tools and props for your photo shoot.


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Weekend Creative

A course by Weekend Creative

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The duo behind Weekend Creative is photographer Arabela and art director Elle. They create powerful images by handling every aspect of a product photoshoot for brands’ product launches, social media, advertising, and more. Their services include art direction, custom set creation, sourcing props, styling, booking talent, production, shooting, and post-production.

Their clients include CamelBak, Blue Bottle Coffee, Benefit Cosmetics, The Honey Pot Co, Anecdote Candles, Saint Jane Beauty, Banza, Herbivore, Packlane, Volition Beauty, and more. They also created Weekend Club, a thriving online community, and run a blog focused on helping other creatives learn and grow.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
    • About Us
  • U2

    The Project

    • Shoot Plan and Developing Concepts
    • Choose Your Product: Research
    • What Makes an Image Eye-Catching: Principles of Photography
  • U3

    Shoot Preparation

    • Setting Up
    • Photo Kit and Tools
    • Props
    • Set Design
  • U4

    The Shoot

    • Shooting Still: Website Header
    • Shooting Still: Instagram Story
    • Shooting Still: Instagram Feed
  • U5

    Post-production

    • Editing Workflow in Lightroom
    • Retouching and Exporting in Photoshop 1
    • Retouching and Exporting in Photoshop 2
    • Retouching and Exporting in Photoshop 3
    • Retouching and Exporting in Photoshop 4
    • Retouching and Exporting in Photoshop 5
    • Sharing Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creative Product Photography from Start to Finish

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

    If you're a Plus or PRO member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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If you're a Plus or PRO member, when you complete a course you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates
Creative Product Photography from Start to Finish. Photography, and Video course by Weekend Creative Best seller

Creative Product Photography from Start to Finish

A course by Weekend Creative
Creative Agency. San José, United States.
Joined February 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (230)
  • 8602 students