Best Product Photography Courses

Find the best online Product Photography Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Product Photography Courses.

DIY Product Photography

Let's set up your home studio and create stunning images that wow your audience

Created by Rose Nene - Photographer and Entrepreneur

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Students: 7886, Price: $49.99

Students: 7886, Price:  Paid

There is no back seat in online education --  every student is in the front row.

Rose is a full time Photographer and Entrepreneur. She started her business with a borrowed camera and minimal gear. In this class she will walk you through the entire process of shooting your products at home even with DIY or minimal gear and resources.

The lessons include:

The most overlooked and underrated topic: Planning

Making your HOME STUDIO from scratch

Lighting mistakes you should avoid

Taking photos with whatever camera including mobile phones

The fun in changing backgrounds

Product photo editing on mobile phone and computer

How to save your images for customized dimension for e commerce and social media

Spice things up! Let's style your product photos

Props and styling demo for a beauty and food product

Every Photographer's secret: Compelling Compositions

Adding humans and other elements to level up your product photos

About cameras and the best shooting angles for your product

PLUS! Tips for a cohesive website and instagram page :)

There is more to product photography than just your gear.

You can create stunning product photos with whatever camera that you have right now if you will study the other elements in Product Photography.

Test to learn.

I encourage you to participate in the activities. A principle from the book “ULTRA LEARNING” says TEST TO LEARN.

Testing isn’t simply a way of assessing knowledge but a way of creating it. So learn by doing. You’ll be surprised how actually doing and practicing a skill can double your rate of improvement.

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to take great photos of products at home, for photographers who want to add to their skillset and absolutely anyone who wants to discover and learn something new.

You came to the right place

A wise man once said that your greatest asset is YOU so invest in yourself by learning new skills. The good news is there is no limit to it. Add value to others by adding value to yourself through education. My goal is to help you learn efficiently and effectively through my well organized courses - some are still work in progress because I want only the best for my students :)

Product Photography – Master Level

Practical Training Developed by Commercial Photographers with Educational Experience. Check it Out!

Created by Photo Art Study - Photographers / Lecturers at universities

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Students: 426, Price: $89.99

Students: 426, Price:  Paid

Product photography is the most dynamically growing type of photography. Photos are all around us and have become a very important communication tool and a language, especially in business transactions. This is why product photography is one of the most important types of commercial photography and should not be underestimated. Gaining some knowledge about it seems indispensable, regardless of the industry in which you work.

What will you learn?

In this training course, we will guide you through the basics of working in a studio with a flash, starting from equipment and ending with practical exercises. Then you will get to know the most important issues related to product photography. We will present the ways of taking photos of various products depending on their shape, form, colour and texture. These elements are very important in this type of photography. You will also learn how to take photos of objects which reflect light, for example those made of metal, glass, leather and plastic, and objects on white or black background. You will also learn how to arrange lights and get example lighting setups, how to add reflections and how to come up with scenic design in creative advertising photography.

The course is divided into two parts: working with studio lighting and product photography. It means that some issues related to using studio equipment may be repeated. However, you can never get enough of technicalities, so even if you repeat something twice, it will pay off when you work in a studio. After all, practice makes perfect. Good luck!

  • You will learn how to work in a studio with professional lighting

  • You will get to know how to connect your camera to studio lamps

  • You will get to know lighting setups useful when working with models

  • You will learn how to use specific light modifiers

  • You will learn how to take photos depending on the texture, shape and colour of the product

  • You will see how to take photos of products made of metal, plastic and glass

  • You will photograph objects on white or black background

  • You will get to know how you can add the reflection of an object

  • You will learn the techniques used in creative product photography

White Background Amazon Product Photography on a Budget

Build your own product photography studio for Amazon/eCommerce and shoot professional looking white background photos.

Created by Paul S. - Amazon PPC Consultant and eCommerce Entrepreneur

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Students: 246, Price: $29.99

Students: 246, Price:  Paid

Why pay hundreds of dollars for white background product photos when you can set up your own product photography studio in your own home for under $50! Professional photographers charge hundreds and take weeks to deliver photos you might not even be happy with. 

We created this course to teach eCommerce professionals how they can save money, reduce costly delays, and take the control back from the constraints of overpriced photographers.  Learn how to take high quality white background product photos at home with basic equipment and simple photography concepts.

In this course you will learn... 
- What equipment you'll need 
- Where to buy it
- How to shoot optimized photos for Amazon
- How to complete the final touches in post editing

By the end of this course you will learn how to set up your at home product photography studio for under $50, and understand how to shoot, edit, and optimize your photos for Amazon and other eCommerce platforms.

A Beginner’s Guide to Product Photography

Learn the basics of product photography using DIY and professional techniques

Created by Sam Shimizu-Jones - Cinematographer / Photographer

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Students: 185, Price: $89.99

Students: 185, Price:  Paid

This online product photography course will teach you how to take amazing product photos with your camera in a variety of situations, from the lights in your home to professional strobe lights.

This product photography course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of product photography.  We will cover e-commerce, commercial and lifestyle photo shoots, how to light your product and edit them to have that professional look. 

What will you learn:

  • How to take amazing product photos with the gear you already have

  • Different lighting techniques to makes products stand out

  • Understand the differences between E-Commerce, Commercial and Lifestyle Product photography

  • See the differences between natural, DIY and professional lighting setups

  • Editing tricks to help your photos pop

Styles of photography you will learn:

  • E-Commerce Product Photography

  • Commercial Product Photography

  • Lifestyle Product Photography

  • Natural Lighting Techniques

  • At Home DIY Lighting Techniques

  • Strobe Lighting Techniques

Contents and Overview

  • DIY and PRO E-Commerce Prep / Shoot Demo / Edit

  • DIY and PRO Commercial Product Photography Prep / Shoot Demo / Edit

  • Lifestyle Product Photography Demo / Edit

What camera should you use?

A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is a great option for taking this course. It doesn't have to be an expensive or fancy model. Any interchangeable lens camera like a DSLR or mirrorless is fine. You can even use a smartphone or point and shoot camera, although you may not have all the manual settings and options that will help you along the way. 

Who are the Instructors?

Sam Shimizu-Jones and Will Carnahan - both professionals making a living from their photographic skills, have come together to create this amazing Product Photography course. 

With these 2 instructors, you'll get premium support and feedback to help you become a better photographer!

Our happiness guarantee...

We can't wait to see you in the course!

Enroll now, and we'll help you take better photos than ever before!

Sam & Will

Mastering iPhone Jewelry & Small Product Photography

Learn To Take Better Jewelry & Small Product Photos With Your Phone

Created by Photofonz Media - Professional Photographer/Instructor

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Students: 181, Price: $89.99

Students: 181, Price:  Paid

Do you know that great looking photos can dramatically make a difference in what the perceived value is of the item you are photographing? Yes, it’s true. Several years ago I started helping my wife build her eBay business while creating the photos of jewelry and small products that she was selling. Over and over again I saw her sell her items on eBay for many times more than what she paid for them. Her items sometimes would sell for 35 or 50 times more than what she paid. Sometimes even more than that.

What’s the difference between the items? Nothing, except the photos that she showed were beautiful. They were lit and composed beautifully, had interesting backgrounds and overall, had the look that you might see in the photographs displayed at high end jewelers and department stores. As the result, this gave them a much higher perceived value and her customers were willing to pay more for these items.

You are probably wondering, what’s the big deal? What makes these photos look so great? Can anyone learn to take photos like these? Yes, I absolutely believe anyone can? Here’s why:

I have been a professional photographer for many years. Our studio specialized in portrait & wedding photography and we were quite busy. When she asked me to help her take her photos of jewelry and small products she started selling, I started doing so in a simple, easy and quick way since I didn’t have too much time to spend on her photos, I was quite busy taking my own photos and running the studio.

What started as a simple and quick photo session of her items, has evolved through the years. I was able to fine tune the lighting, the set-up and overall way we photographed her items. Our method has remained simple, quick, easy to learn, and consistent. We step into our small studio room we have designated for taking these photos, turn on the lights, and begin the photography.

This course is based on using an iPhone for your camera, along with certain apps that can help you improve your photography and editing of your jewelry and small products. You will learn to take beautiful professional looking photographs using your phone or tablet, or any other camera really.

Also covered in this course are several lighting techniques that you can use along with light modifiers to help you fine tune your images to professional levels.

If you would like to learn how you can take photos of the small products or jewelry using your phone's camera, consider enrolling in this course. Instead of photographing your items on a carpet or bed spread with bad lighting. Say NO to bad photos and start making more money. Whether you are selling your own products on your own website or small products on eBay, I truly believe this course can help you.

Here’s what’s covered:

1. Course Introduction

2. Camera/Phone Gear

3. My Main LED Light Source

4. An Economical Light Source

5. Additional LED Light Source

6. Fluorescent Light Source

7. Window Light

8. Making a Reflector

9. Reflector Demo

10. More on Reflectors

11. Soften and Diffuse Light Modifiers

12. Setting Up Your Table

13. More on Background Sweeps & Seamless Paper

14. Using a Plexiglass Shooting Table

15. Background Adventures

16. The Use of Props

17. Light Box Intro & Use

18. Light Box & Props

19. Light Box Photoshoot: Ivory Heart Necklace

20. Light Box Photoshoot: Gold Bracelet

21. Light Box Post Process Heart Necklace

22. Face Jug Photoshoot: Intro

23. Face Jug Photoshoot: Building & Expanding Our Setup

24. Face Jug Photoshoot: Getting The Most From Your Photo Shooting Table

25. Face Jug Photoshoot: Using a Photo Light Box

26. Photoshoots: Several Actual photoshoots to demonstrate the lighting techniques and set ups taught in this course.

27. Several Lighting Techniques Used to Photograph a Bracelet

28. Camera & Post Process Apps

29. Organize, View and Image Editing on your Desktop

30. A Few Tips & Tricks When Using Adobe Photoshop

31. A Few Advanced Techniques When Using Adobe Photoshop

32. A Look at Another Amazing Photo Editor

And more.....

It really doesn’t take any more time taking outstanding and professional looking photos. I even show you several lighting methods and techniques you can use. Some of them cost very little and some of them are free.

There’s even a pretty good chance that you may already own a phone that has a camera that is more than adequate and has the potential to produce amazing photos. The only thing that may be missing is the knowledge you need to start taking more professional looking photos by using the methods I show you, step by step, in this course. Enroll today, say NO to bad photos and start making more money.

Product Photography: BTS Lesson from a Pro

A full behind the scenes lesson for a commercial studio product photography shoot.

Created by Joshua Geiger - Commercial Photograher

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Students: 75, Price: $29.99

Students: 75, Price:  Paid

Over the duration of this course, I'll take you behind the scenes and walk you through shooting a bottle of Tom Ford cologne flanked by gold leaf flakes for a luxurious ad campaign shot. I'll walk you through the set-up, lighting and styling props all the way through post production to saving out the final image.

This course is about 2 hours long and the shoot uses the following gear

  • Nikon D800 (any DSLR)
  • Macro Lens (preferably tilt-shift)
  • 2 Lights (strobe,speed light or constant lighting)
  • Post-Production Software (preferably Photoshop)

Just so you know, this course will continue to grow in content with more BTS shoots of different products. Each time a new Shoot is posted in this course, the price will go up.