Set Design for Product Photography

A course by Mariam Palma Salazar
Photographer and set designer. Lima, Peru.
Joined October 2018
, Photographer and set designer

Create a set with your hands to make original packshots

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (75)
  • 1923 students

Create a set with your hands to make original packshots

Showing a product in the most attractive way possible in a photograph is, in addition to a challenge, an art; one that dominates very well Mariam Palma - architect, photographer and set designer - who is dedicated every day to work with the concept of different products, to create conceptual and visually striking sets made by hand in Magicbus - photography studio and set design of Lima (Peru) - working for brands such as Mindot !, Mayka, Pilgrim Origin and Slaughterhouse.

In this course you will learn to conceptualize, sketch, compose and create with your own hands a set for original and striking product photography.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 25 downloads

Search of references
3 minutes, 41 seconds
Explore materials
3 minutes, 52 seconds
Conceptualization + sketch 1
14 minutes, 15 seconds
Conceptualization + sketch 2
8 minutes, 54 seconds
Dimensioning of the pieces
5 minutes, 55 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (75)
  • 1923 students
  • 14 lessons (1h 35m)
  • 25 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will create a still life to photograph a product. As a final result you will obtain a photograph where your set will highlight the characteristics that you consider important of the product.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To all the people in the sector who want to give a concept and context to their product photographs using the set design as the main tool.

Requirements and materials

To complete this course you will need basic knowledge in photography, studio lighting and a lot of imagination. In addition, you must have a basic level of Adobe Photoshop.

In terms of materials, you will need a camera, studio lights, a lamp and a computer with Adobe Photoshop. You will also need materials such as cardboard, spray paints and the objects you consider necessary to make your proposal more interesting.


1923 Students
75 Reviews
91% Positive ratings

Mariam Palma Salazar

A course by Mariam Palma Salazar

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Photographer and set designer

After the Faculty of Architecture, Mariam Palma decided to explore photography while studying art direction in Buenos Aires (Argentina). This is where his passion for the set design .

From there he begins to create pieces and elements that will later be used in the compositions that we put together within the studio. In Magicbus, study of visual production and art direction, they are based on work and hand-made processes where the final result approaches a digitally made one.

With Magicbus he has worked for brands such as Brio !, Mindot and for art toys , as well as graphics for events in Lima (Peru).


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • All influences
  • U2

    Generating the idea

    • Search of references
    • Explore materials
    • Choice of the product to be photographed
    • Conceptualization + sketch 1
    • Conceptualization + sketch 2
    • Dimensioning of the pieces
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Choice of materials and cutting of pieces
    • Armed with main pieces
    • Painting and preparation of pieces
  • U4

    Final phase

    • Shooting
    • Retouching
    • Different ways to save the final photo
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design of sets for product photography

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Set Design for Product Photography. Photography, and Video course by Mariam Palma Salazar

Set Design for Product Photography

A course by Mariam Palma Salazar
Photographer and set designer. Lima, Peru.
Joined October 2018
  • 91% positive reviews (75)
  • 1923 students