Studio/Product Photography Workshop

Phototourism in association with Camera House and HM Photo’s are now running Studio and Product Photography dedicated day workshops over a six-week period in June/July 2020. The workshops will be held in our new and fully equipped studios in Main Street Croydon and Butler Street, Richmond.

The Croydon Course will be run on Sundays and the Richmond Course will run on Saturdays both starting at 9 am and finish at 4 pm.

It will be possible to book the entire course or just the components that are of interest. You can book for individual components or the entire course.

The cost per component is $255 or $1200 for the entire course.

6-Day Course Lesson Plan

Component 1.1 - Product Photography

The studio will provide a diverse range of products and the participants will be involved in hands on exercises to develop their skills in different studio techniques. This is a very precise skill set that our tutors will be happy to share with you.

Level 1

This class will involve basic product photography with different backgrounds and lighting techniques. This level will focus on:

  • studio lighting
  • focus and depth of field
  • different styles of backgrounds eg high key, low key, light box
  • high detail.
Component 1.2 - Product Photography

The studio will provide a diverse range of products and the participants will be involved in hands on exercises to develop their skills in different studio techniques. This is a very precise skill set that our tutors will be happy to share with you.

Level 2

  • difficult products such as glass ware
  • alternative lighting techniques
  • more complex lighting
  • movement within the image
Component 2.1 – Food Photography

We will have local restaurants provide a variety of dishes for our students to develop their photographic skills. It will be an action-packed day slaving over tabletops to get the best possible images.

Level 1.

  • Basic food photography
  • Simple lighting techniques
  • Using a variety of backgrounds
  • Composition
  • Depth of field
  • Detail of composition
Component 2.2 – Food Photography

We will have local restaurants provide a variety of dishes for our students to develop their photographic skills. It will be an action-packed day slaving over tabletops to get the best possible images.

Level 2.

  • Advanced food photography
  • More intricate lighting techniques
  • Food with movement
  • Complex composition
  • Attention to detail
Component 3.1 - Model and Portrait Photography

This is an action-packed day with lots of colour and glitz. Our models will have a busy day providing various poses under exciting and different lighting. We will provide a variety of sets and props to enhance the experience.

Level 1.

  • Basic studio portraiture lighting techniques
  • Composition
  • Posing your subject
  • Choosing depth of field and focal length
Component 3.2 - Model and Portrait Photography

This is an action-packed day with lots of colour and glitz. Our models will have a busy day providing various poses under exciting and different lighting. We will provide a variety of sets and props to enhance the experience.

Level 2.

  • Model photography
  • How best to compose models?
  • Dramatic and interesting lighting techniques
  • Use of colour and light
  • Use of props to enhance the images

Take Advantage of a Personalised Old-School Face-to-Face Course

Advance Technical Support

We are passionate photography nerd who loves to go all technical with our photography knowledge.

Fully-Equipped Professional Studio

Our studio is fully equipped & setup with professional grade equipments.

Small Study Group

Focused teaching with a maximum of 8 students per class so you have more opportunity for personalised learning.

Continuous Support After The Course

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What Our Past Students Says:

I have attended previous photography courses organised by others, this has been the one that has challenged and extended my knowledge of the topic by far the greatest amount.

The tutor has the ability to gently encourage the participants to identify and embrace the challenges of putting all of the factors together to achieving pleasing photographs.

I believe I have changed from a ‘snapper’ to more of a Photographer, this will be an ongoing journey but one I now relish much more than before my involvement with this course

Richard

It has been an incredible experience to learn from such an experienced and knowledgeable photographer. The tutor has had many years of experience and has really taken my photography to the next level.

The tutor is not only a teacher but a photographer who inspires his students. I would highly recommend his classes to anyone at any level. Absolutely brilliant!

Korina Pomeroy

I have been doing photography for 40 years, but I have learnt more in a few weeks of this course than I have over the entire 40 years.
Hette Thomas

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course suitable for?

Suitable for anyone with a DSLR camera who would like to learn complex commercial photography technique.

To make the most of this course, it is highly recommended if you can comfortably operate your camera in Manual Photography Mode.

Our Tutors are highly experienced commercial photographers who have many years of industry experience in studio photography for some very large and iconic clients. They will enthusiastically share their knowledge and experience with our workshop participants.

You will learn how to:

  • Photograph a complex commercial product
  • Arrange a still life composition
  • Refine your lighting abilities and learn new ways to be creative
  • Learn how to adapt everyday things to the art of photographic problem solving – This is life changing!

What do I need to take with me on the day?

Each class will conducted on Saturdays starting from 9am to 4pm. Make sure you arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the course start to make the most of the course.

Take your camera with battery fully charged, any lenses you have, your own tripod if you have one, battery chargers/spare batteries, and pen & paper/notebook.

Tea & coffee will be provided.

How late can I enrol in a course?

You can book for a course until up to 2 days before the course date. If you missed out, please choose a later date or sign up to our newsletter to receive update when the course will become available

What if I can't make one of the day on schedule?

If you’re interested but your schedule will not allow you to attend 1 – 2 session, please contact us so we can fit you into another class to make up the missed session.

I can only use my camera in Auto mode, do you offer courses to learn Manual mode?

This course is designed for photographers who would like to learn complex commercial photography technique. In order to make the most of this course, you should already be able to comfortably operate your camera in Manual Mode.

We offer private one-on-one tutoring with experienced commercial photography instructor for people who would like additional help to get comfortable with Manual Mode before the classes starts. Many of our past students had a great experience with this course and become more comfortable controlling their Manual mode after the classes with us. If you would like to sign up for the private tutoring, check out our Beginner Course here.