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Product Photography for Beginners

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

Learn basic concepts to create still-life photos from scratch

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (300)
  • 8313 students

Learn basic concepts to create still-life photos from scratch

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (300)
  • 8313 students
  • 21 lessons (2h 7m)
  • 6 additional resources (4 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

Whether it's a mouthwatering dish or a stunning garment, showcasing a product in its best light is the key to compelling an audience to buy it. In this course, learn to take spectacular product photos with just a few basic tools and techniques.

Martí Sans, a photographer specialized in still-life photos, teaches you the basics of product photography, from lighting and camera prep on set all the way to post-production in Adobe Photoshop.

This course is designed to help you take your first steps in the world of product photography. To delve deeper into the subject, sign up for Martí's other two courses, Product Photography and Photography of Shiny Objects and Lighting Tips.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The basics
  • U3
    U3. Natural light
  • U4
    U4. Desk lamp
  • U5
    U5. Hand flash
  • U6
    U6. Studio flash
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Martí and familiarizing yourself with his professional career as well as his sources of inspiration from the world of still-life photography.

Explore all the different types of cameras you can use and go over the basics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to tweak your camera's exposure settings like a pro.

Martí then walks you through the basics of color temperature and shows you how to adjust the white balance in your camera while discussing the advantages of shooting in RAW mode.

Next, put together your own diffuser with nothing more than foam board, parchment paper, and tape to effectively manipulate lighting conditions and achieve softer shadows in your photos.

Discover the basic principles of working with natural light and apply this knowledge to take your own still-life photo with a smartphone, later post-producing it in Lightroom Mobile for optimal results.

Continue by delving into the topic of artificial light as you learn to work with desk lamps and various types of lightbulbs to create two still-life photos: one depicting a set of business cards and another capturing objects in motion. Tackle the post-production process again to refine these two photos.

Take another step towards the world of professional photography as you become familiar with handheld flash devices. Apply this type of lighting to take another still-life photo and perfect it through post-production.

Step up your game even further by experimenting with studio flash photography. Martí briefly demonstrates how a studio flash device works so that you can use it to take your last still-life photo and post-produce it, wrapping up your set of product photos.

What is this course's project?

Create your own series of product photos with a cohesive style using easy-to-find materials.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone with or without prior knowledge who wants to explore the world of product photography by following a few simple steps.

Requirements and materials

You need a camera (preferably one with manual mode), a tripod, a desk lamp, a handheld flash device, a studio flash device, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop or similar software installed.


8313 Students
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Martí Sans

A course by Martí Sans

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Martí Sans discovered photography while studying culinary arts at EHTB in Barcelona, embarking on a career heavily influenced by his prior cooking experience. His top-quality photos have paved the way for collaborations with prominent brands in the food industry, including Chupa Chups, Gallina Blanca, Burgo de Arias, Aneto, and Hipercor, among others.

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


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we Do in This Course?
  • U2

    The basics

    • The camera
    • The color of light
    • Light form
    • Paper diffusers
  • U3

    Natural light

    • Natural light
    • Still life with natural light
    • Postproduction
  • U4

    Desk lamp

    • Work with lamps
    • Still life with desk lamp
    • Still life in motion with desk lamp
    • Postproduction I
    • Postproduction II
  • U5

    Hand flash

    • Work with hand flash
    • Still life with hand flash
    • Postproduction
  • U6

    Studio flash

    • The studio flash
    • Still life with studio flash
    • Postproduction
  • FP

    Final project

    • Product Photography for Beginners

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

Product Photography for Beginners

A course by Martí Sans
Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2015
  • 96% positive reviews (300)
  • 8313 students