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Product, Jewellery and Food Photography Course

Learn How to Capture High Quality Product Images for Web and Print

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Product, Jewellery and Food Photography Course

Creative Product Photography Course is a practical workshop for all photography enthusiasts wanting to learn how to capture high-quality packshot images for print, online e-commerce shop websites, Instagram and other platforms.

In this fun, engaging and informative class we will be sharing many tips and tricks of the trade, the most popular lighting setups and creative techniques to give your products a Wow factor!

We will guide you step by step, showing you how to harness the power and beauty of natural light, as well as how to set up your first light, a second light, add a reflector, and also importantly how to use a light meter to get the picture right in the camera.

You will also learn about the entire creative process behind a product photoshoot, the colour theory, finding props and backgrounds, and how to style a product to get the picture you want.

Creative and easy to follow, this course has the right amount of theory and practice. You will gain more confidence for shooting at home or in a studio environment, plus you will bring home some stunning images for your online shop or portfolio website.

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Course key facts

Course level 2 Intermediate Studio Photography
Group size 4 students optimal tutor attention
Duration 1 day 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location London
DSLR Photography Courses
Wimbledon Art Studios
10 Riverside Road
London SW17 0BB

Superb Introduction to Product, Still Life, Food, Jewellery Photography

  • Learn the best lighting effects and set-ups for product photography.
  • How to style a product shoot and compose photos effectively for brochure print, e-commerce website, Instagram, and other platforms.
  • Creating a workspace, and how to prepare and style flatlays.
  • The importance of backgrounds and props – choice and positioning.
  • How to control and balance the light – natural and artificial.
  • Why and how to use softboxes, reflectors and diffusers.
  • What are the best camera settings for product photography?
  • Introduction to macro photography and the use of different camera lenses to achieve the best/desired results.
  • Practice angles, viewpoint, exposure and colour correction!
  • Discover how to avoid shadows and get perfect pictures of products and jewellery on white background.
  • How to photograph objects on reflective surfaces.
  • Explore the art of good photography composition.

We highly recommend that everyone bring their own products to this class. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice and to learn how to photograph your own items so that you can replicate everything in your home studio.

product photography course in London - student taking pics of cosmetics

The Product and Jewellery photography course is great for all photography enthusiasts wanting to discover the creative world of product photography.

Past attendees included beginners running their own businesses selling products in online shops, on Amazon, Etsy, Not on the High Street, as well as professional photographers wanting to acquire new skills, build portfolios and get creative with their product photography techniques.

Starting from the concept idea, you will learn everything about building your set, the colour theory, arranging props and backgrounds, using natural light and various studio lights, to create an image that will showcase your product in the best way.

Whether you’re thinking of taking better pictures of your own products using natural light or want to purchase studio lights and build a professional set, this course is a fantastic starter, and it will enhance both your technical and creative skills.

We run Product & Jewellery Photography course in our London studio. It is a stimulating combination of presentations, demonstrations and most importantly practice.

We usually start with a quick refresh about different focus modes, and photography fundamentals like aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, metering, etc…

Next, is guided practice using natural light and various studio lights, reflectors, light, modifiers, props, backgrounds and more!

Every course can be slightly different because we always try to tailor it more towards the needs of course participants, their products, and their specific business needs.

There will be one short tea break and one 30mins break for lunch.
After the course, you will be sent a list of equipment used on the day, as well as tips from Katerina.

It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, or have already attended our Beginners DSLR or Intensive Beginner courses.

If you have a range of lenses please email us after making a booking and we will recommend the best lenses for this course.

We also recommend that everyone bring some of their own items for practice. This is the best way to learn and get the exact look of the products in the picture.

Our tutor for the Product and Jewellery photography course is Katerina Iacovides.

Passionate about creating high-quality images. Katerina specialises in Product and Portraiture/Fashion Photography.

With a background in graphic design, Katerina is experienced in the Adobe suite having used Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects and Premiere Pro in many projects/jobs.

Katerina’s photography portfolio consists of jewellery, timepieces, sunglasses, homeware, furniture, cosmetics and fashion accessories.

Her photography has appeared in magazines such as Trend Prive Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, Elle Magazine, Professional Jewellers Magazine, IMIRAGE Magazine, Boutique Magazine and Attire Accessories Magazine.

https://katerina-iacovides-photographer.com/product

Creative, Inspiring, Helpful

Our Product Photography courses already helped hundreds of businesses and photography enthusiasts, here’s what some of them had to say!

London photography courses satisfied students

It was very friendly and fantastic experience. We learnt the basics of photography, the importance of lighting, and improved skills on how to enhance different types of gem set rings when photographed. Katerina is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about our field of jewellery. The course exceeded my expectations!

Louis KutockGems of London

“I own a wedding stationary company and wanted to take better pictures of my products for the online shop. The class has been amazing. Such an eye-opener to using lights and exposure. The hands on working environment is great as you can see how it all works and get involved. It has been a fantastic course. Thank you!”

Lynsey JacksonThe Little Touches

“Katerina was very patient and explained every aspect of the camera in detail. The technical exercises really helped to familiarise myself with the theoretical concepts, and I am staggered at the difference it has made in both, image quality and my confidence in handling a camera. Would highly recommend! Thanks again! XX”

Rona BierrumShiny Pretty Things

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With groups no larger than 4 students we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and some personal tips.

Date Day Time Course Places Price
21 Oct 2022 Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 4 £199.00
20 Nov 2022 Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 4 £195.00
16 Dec 2022 Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 4 £195.00

One to One Tuition

One to One photography tuition with an experienced photographer is the best way to learn about your camera and how to use it to its full potential.

Your 1to1 session will be 100% tailored towards your photographic needs and your camera gear.

You will get plenty of hands-on practice, instant feedback on your pictures, and lots of tips.

One to One tuition is available on weekdays and weekends.

Please feel free to get in touch with questions.

1to1 Tuition

Gift Vouchers

Photography Courses Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a Birthday, Fathers Day, Christmas or any other occasion

Group Course

£ 195

6 hours class
  • In-person tuition
  • Up to 4 participants
  • Many dates available
  • Professional tuition
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One to One Tuition

£ 300

4 hours tuition
  • Private studio hire
  • All equipment included
  • Professional tutor
  • 100% tailored to your needs
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How do the gift vouchers work?

To redeem a gift voucher, its recipient must visit our website, choose a suitable date, and register on the course. We will send a welcome reply email with the booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studio.

If you have a voucher for a 1to1 tuition – please get in touch. We will arrange everything to suit your calendar and your photography needs.

All our photography gift vouchers are valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gifts.

What happens after I buy a voucher?

It is very important that you provide us with the full name of the gift voucher recipient. If you haven’t done so during the checkout process, please email us. Without that information, we can not print and send the voucher.

Along with the glossy voucher, you will receive a beautiful handmade card, a copy of the course outline and information on how to use the voucher.

There is plenty of space inside the card for your personal message or Christmas wishes.

Have a Question?

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I registered for the Product Photography course in London, what now?

First of all – thank you for booking a Product and Jewellery photography class with us!

If you booked a group course, you will shortly receive a confirmation email with the course outline, meeting place and all the joining instructions.

If you booked one-to-one or online tuition, we will email you soon to arrange this tuition for you.

How can I pay for the Product Photography course?

Paying for the course is straightforward, secure and only takes a second. After completing the registration process you will be taken to the Order Summary page where you can choose to pay with PayPal using any credit or debit card.

You can also pay by bank money transfer – please email us for details: info@dslrphotographycourses.com.

If you have a gift voucher and would like to use it as part or full payment for the course, please get in touch with your voucher number and we will make a reservation for you.

What should I bring to the course?

All you need to bring for this workshop is your digital camera, a lens, a fully charged battery, and please make sure that you have some free space on the memory card.

But generally, you are welcome to bring as much or as little gear as you like!

If you have a selection of lenses, please get in touch, and we will recommend which lenses will be the most suitable for this class.

We also highly recommend that everyone bring their own products to this class. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice and to learn how to photograph your own items so that you can replicate everything in your home studio.

Every course can be slightly different because we always try to tailor them more towards the needs of course participants, their products, and their specific business needs.

Do you offer free camera hire?

Yes, we offer a free camera hire for the duration of all our photography workshops.

This is a popular option as you can learn about all the different camera functions before buying one.

We have Nikon and Canon cameras available.

What happens if I’m late or miss a course?

We start classes promptly and keep to stated hours. Please try to arrive 10 minutes earlier to prepare your camera and all the gear that you have.

If you are running late or can not find us, please let us know so that we can help you with directions. Our studio phone no is 020 8947 8118.

If you find out that you can not make it on the day, we would appreciate it if you notify us as soon as possible. We can try to make some alternative arrangements for you.

If you would like to cancel your attendance and will give us enough notice, we can offer you a full or partial refund. Please visit our FAQ page and read the relevant answers about our refunds and cancellation policy.

If I can not make it on the day will I get a refund or a credit for another course?

If you find that you can not attend the course but give us at least 7 days notice, you will be given the choice of a full refund or a credit for another course.

If you notify us less than 7 days to the start of the course and if we manage to re-sell your place or fill that place from the standby list you will receive a full refund or a course credit.

If we are only notified on the day itself, or if you fail to present yourself at the course then we regret that there will be no refund.

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If you can not find what you are looking for please submit a question to us. We aim to reply within a few hours.

Alternatively, just call us on 020 8947 8118.
Our business hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

You can also contact us by emailinfo@dslrphotographycourses.com.

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