Product Photography for Beginners

A course by Martí Sans
Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 02/02/2015
, Photographer

Learn basics concepts to take still life pictures from scratch

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 89% Positive reviews (92)
  • 2702 students
Product Photography for Beginners

Learn basics concepts to take still life pictures from scratch

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 89% Positive reviews (92)
  • 2702 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 21 Lessons (2h 7m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Being able to show a product in all its splendor is key so that the public is attracted to buy it, be it a plate of food or a piece of clothing. With just a few basic techniques and elements you can take effective and attractive product photography, and in this course you will learn how to do it.

Martí Sans, a photographer specializing in still life , will teach you the basics of product photography such as camera and light settings, set up and post-production in Adobe Photoshop.

This course is designed to be your first approach to product photography. If you want to continue training in the subject, you can also sign up for their other two courses: photography and Photography of bright objects and lighting schemes .

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introducción
  • U2
    U2. Los básicos
  • U3
    U3. Luz natural
  • U4
    U4. Lámpara de escritorio
  • U5
    U5. Flash de mano
  • U6
    U6. Flash de estudio
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start by knowing Martí, his professional career and some of his references in the world of still life photography.

You will take a tour of the different types of camera you can use and refresh some basic camera control concepts, such as the aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Martí will explain to you in a basic way how the color temperature works in the photographs and how to adjust the white balance in your camera. In addition, you will know the advantages of shooting in RAW format.

To manipulate and sift the light, you will learn how to create a homemade diffuser using pen cardboard, vegetable paper and some adhesive tape. This way you can get softer shadows in your photos.

You will discover the basic principles for working with natural light in your photographs and you will take a still life photo using this type of light on a table with a mobile phone. Next, you will post-produce the photo in Lightroom mobile .

You will learn to work with conventional desk lamps, taking into account the types of light bulbs and other aspects. Using the lamp you will create two still lifes: one of a few business cards and the other with moving elements. Once again, you will post-produce both photos.

The next lighting tool that you will know will be the hand flash, with which you will make a new still life photograph, and then edit it in the postproduction process.

Finally, you will focus completely on the studio flash. Martí will give you a basic introduction to its operation and then you will take a still life photo using it. You will finish the course with the postproduction of your last still life photo.

What is this course's project?

During the course you will take different product photographs, which may have a common thread between them, using easy-to-find materials.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To anyone, with or without photography skills, who wants to discover the world of product photography in a simple way.

What you need

You will need a camera—preferably with manual controls—a tripod, a desk lamp, a pocket flash kit, a studio flash, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop or similar installed.


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Martí Sans

A course by Martí Sans


Martí Sans discovered photography during his cooking studies at the EHTB in Barcelona. It was then that he began his career as a photographer, marked by his previous experience as a chef. The quality of his photographic work has led him to work for important brands in the food sector such as Chupa Chups, Gallina Blanca, Burgo de Arias, Aneto or Hipercor, among others.

He currently holds sessions on behalf of companies, is a member of the Stocksy cooperative and trainer in different cities in Spain.


  • U1


    • Presentación
    • Influencias
    • ¿Qué haremos en el curso?
  • U2

    Los básicos

    • La cámara
    • El color de la luz
    • La forma de la luz
    • Difusores de papel
  • U3

    Luz natural

    • La luz natural
    • Bodegón con luz natural
    • Postproducción
  • U4

    Lámpara de escritorio

    • Trabajar con lámparas
    • Bodegón con lámpara de escritorio
    • Bodegón en movimiento con lámpara de escritorio
    • Postproducción I
    • Postproducción II
  • U5

    Flash de mano

    • Trabajar con flash de mano
    • Bodegón con flash de mano
    • Postproducción
  • U6

    Flash de estudio

    • El flash de estudio
    • Bodegón con flash de estudio
    • Postproducción
  • FP

    Final project

    • Product Photography for Beginners

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Product Photography for Beginners. A Photography, and Video course by Martí Sans

Product Photography for Beginners

A course by Martí Sans
Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 02/02/2015
  • 89% Positive reviews (92)
  • 2702 students