Product Photography: Using Household Lamps to Profoto Strobes

Product photography doesn’t have to take a lot of equipment nor the most expensive lighting or camera gear to create highly polished images. Take a look at this breakdown showing how product photography taken with high, mid, and almost no equipment still delivers highly valuable results.

From our friends at B&H Photo comes a new video with a great explanation and simple breakdown for product photography that anybody can do even with little to no equipment. We begin with the high-end tools many photographers use to shoot products that allow you to get the easiest and most consistent light, while also using stands and other grip equipment that makes photographing products a much more accessible form of photography. The video doesn’t stop there and shows us that if you are looking to create product photography, you definitely can with a small amount of ingenuity that may cost you pennies versus the Profoto strobes used in the beginning of this quick tutorial. Both avenues work and still show a highly professional and polished result. 

If you have been or are just recently getting into product photography, tell us what lighting and gear you're using and share some of your work with us in the Fstoppers' community.

If you're interested in learning how to take your product photography to the next level, check out Fstoppers' product photography tutorial: "The Hero Shot: How To Light And Composite Product Photography with Brian Rodgers Jr."

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JT Blenker, Cr. Photog., CPP is a Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer who also teaches workshops throughout the USA focusing on landscape, nightscape, and portraiture. He is the Director of Communications at the Dallas PPA and is continuing his education currently in the pursuit of a Master Photographer degree.

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