Product Photography with Direct Sunlight

A course by Paloma Rincón , Photographer

Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2014

Learn techniques to use sunlight and make your photographs stand out on social media

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  • 3806 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn techniques to use sunlight and make your photographs stand out on social media

A course by Paloma Rincón

Light, composition, color, materials, balance. All of these terms are crucial when creating a photograph that grabs your attention among all the images that we unconsciously consume daily on social media. If anyone knows how to create stunning photographs, it's the renowned photographer Paloma Rincón. A specialist in product photography, Paloma manages to use her images to transport you to worlds full of strength and color.

In her previous course, High Speed Product Photography, Paloma introduces us to product shoots. Now, learn how to work with sunlight to create bright and colorful graphic compositions to present a product or idea by creating visually powerful content that works on social media.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 31 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (183)
  • 3806 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 25m)
  • 31 additional resources (20 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?

Photograph a series of three product images for social media, edit them, and make them ready to post on Instagram by putting into practice the techniques for working with sunlight that Paloma explains.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at all creative minds who like to create images. It is a course that starts at level 0 and may interest photographers or future photographers, art directors, or designers. It is perfect for beginners, although those with a more advanced level can take the knowledge gained to another level.

Requirements and materials

You do not need to have previous knowledge beyond being familiar with a smartphone with a camera and the use of social media.

The essentials are a smartphone or a camera, colored cardboard, the objects you want to photograph (a bottle, a glass or cup, liquid, and some fruits), an outdoor area with sun, and an umbrella.


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Paloma Rincón

A course by Paloma Rincón

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Paloma Rincón (Mexico City, 1978) is a photographer based in Madrid who works internationally on a wide spectrum of projects: from commercial campaigns for major brands to more experimental images and personal work.

Her work is mainly focused on the world of still lifes. She creates images at the limits of where photography meets sculpture, installation, and design. She merges different languages through a meticulous process where the elements are composed outside of their usual context, redefining their meaning.

With a very graphic style, she works with composition and color in a dynamic and optimistic way, combining a precise use of the technique and the creativity of an artisan.

Some of her clients: IKEA, Sonos, Samsung, Oreo, Playstation, Powerade, Kleenex, Vodafone, Toyota, Schweppes, Swatch, Yoigo, Renfe, Ono, Estrella Damm, Voll Damm, Aquarius, Architectural Digest, Universal Music, DCODE Festival, Serial Cut, and agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi LA, JWT NY, TBWA, 72 & Sunny LA, Ogilvy Madrid, Leo Burnett Budapest, Herezie Paris, Publicis, Sra. Rushmore, China Madrid, and SCPF, among others.


  • U1


    • Hello!
    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course?
  • U2

    Work and preproduction methodology

    • Introduction and previous approaches
    • Composition
    • How to use shadows as a creative resource
    • Take advantage of the scene
    • Creative development: moodboard and treatment
    • materials
  • U3

    Set shot

    • Shooting the image with a high point of view (zenith)
    • Shooting the image with a low point of view (isometric and frontal)
    • Shooting the image with a low point of view (isometric and frontal) II
  • U4

    Last touches

    • Retouching and adjustments
    • Publication
  • FP

    Final project

    • Product Photography for Social Networks

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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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Product Photography with Direct Sunlight. Photography, and Video course by Paloma Rincón

Product Photography with Direct Sunlight

A course by Paloma Rincón
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2014
  • 99% positive reviews (183)
  • 3806 students