High-end Headphones Product Shoot

For this product photography workshop Karl will undertake an advertising style shot of a pair of headphones — a technically complex product that can present a myriad of challenges.

This live product photography workshop will cover how to overcome problems such as finding the best composition, lighting gloss and matte surfaces as well as how to work with various shapes and curves featured in products such as this.

Watch as Karl reveals his step-by-step shooting process, explaining his creative decisions and lighting setup as he works.


  1. Karl, another great tutorial! The idea of using a mirror to reflect a gradient is be huge.

    I have one question which may be more of a marketing question than photography: the headphones product name were “beat” as spelled out along the head band but you can’t see the name in the final photo. I understand the ‘b’ is probably a trademark and is important but I would think most clients would want the name visible as well.

    1. Hi Bob, thank you and in many cases that would be true but only if it would enhance the image and shooting down on this product it would not. Also keep in mind that a clean advert with lots of space around the image like this would most likely have the brand name in words on the advert. Apple owns this brand so it was shot in that ‘clean’ apple style.

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