‘How To’ Full Version – Shooting Tech Devices

As part of his work with broncolor, Urs Recher is often tasked with photographing electronic products, which often have illuminating screens or buttons. When photographing these items, it’s important to achieve the perfect exposure in order to capture the images on screen.

In this product photography class (a summarised version is available on YouTube) Urs and Karl show you a quick and easy way to photograph an iPad using just three lights and basic modifiers. Urs shares a few useful tips and tricks, reveals a useful accessory and explains his lighting setup and ratios so that you too can capture the perfect product shot.

IPad shot on back background.

In this product photography class we cover the following:

  • Product photography: How to photograph electronic products
  • Product photography tips
  • Long exposure photography
  • Mirror lock up mode
  • How to create gradated light


  1. Hello Karl
    Do you have any advice on styling cables for electric devices, headphones, et al? I’m never happy with how they look when I try to style them. Are there any best practices for how to position them, set them up for the shot, etc? Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi, no they are a nuisance unfortunately. I often glue gun stuff if it doesn’t stay where I want it.

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