Photography of Shiny Objects and Lighting Tips

A course by Martí Sans
Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2015
, Photographer

Learn to photograph products with reflections and to light them correctly against different backgrounds

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (265)
  • 6226 students

Learn to photograph products with reflections and to light them correctly against different backgrounds

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (265)
  • 6226 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 9m)
  • 20 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Join Martí Sans, founder of the studio 365 mm, as he teaches you how to professionally photograph objects with shiny surfaces such as glass bottles and pieces of jewelry.

In this online course, discover how to showcase small details on an object and learn valuable tricks to eliminate imperfections when capturing images in the studio. Explore Martí’s favorite lighting setups to obtain excellent results.

This course is a perfect complement to Product Photography, Martí Sans's first Domestika course, where he explains how to photograph items and products professionally.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Before starting to shoot
  • U3
    U3. To shoot!
  • U4
    U4. Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Martí Sans's trajectory and influences in the world of photography.

Next, discover some tricks to control reflections on shiny objects and how to clean or fix small imperfections in the product.

In the studio, learn how to light a bottle on a black and white background using different lighting setups and to photograph a ring on a reflective background.

Finally, Martí shows you his entire post-production process: from editing with Capture One to retouching in Photoshop.

What is this course's project?

Take a professional photograph of a bottle and a piece of jewelry.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Photographers, designers, and creatives who want to improve their product photos.

Requirements and materials

Some basic photography knowledge is highly recommended.

In terms of materials, you need a camera, a tripod, flash or continuous light, and a computer.

Martí uses Capture One to do an initial round of editing with the RAW files before using Photoshop to retouch them, but you can use similar programs or simplify the process.


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Martí Sans

A course by Martí Sans

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Martí Sans discovered photography during his culinary studies at the EHTB in Barcelona. It was then that he began his career as a photographer, which was influenced by his experience as a chef.

He currently carries out commissioned photoshoots for companies, forms part of the cooperative Stocksy, and teaches in several cities.

Martí has worked as a product photographer for prominent brands in the food industry, including Chupa Chups, Gallina Blanca, Burgo de Arias, Aneto, and Hipercor, among others.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Before starting to shoot

    • Work with flash
    • Control reflexes
    • Cleaning the glass and effects
  • U3

    To shoot!

    • Photography on white background I
    • Photography on white background II
    • Photography on black background
    • Jewelry Photography
  • U4


    • Revealed in Capture One
    • Photoshop Edition I
    • Photoshop Edition II
    • Photoshop Edition III
    • Photoshop Edition IV
    • Edit in Photoshop V
    • Photoshop VI edition
  • FP

    Final project

    • Photography of bright objects and lighting schemes

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Photography of Shiny Objects and Lighting Tips. Photography, and Video course by Martí Sans

Photography of Shiny Objects and Lighting Tips

A course by Martí Sans
Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2015
  • 98% positive reviews (265)
  • 6226 students