Introduction & studio overview

In this chapter not only learn what’s coming up in this course but also the basic requirements for shooting advertising photography with regards to space, equipment and useful accessories and lighting needed for shooting professional quality advertising and product shots.


    1. Hi Daniel, I’m afraid we don’t really give out gear recommendations, especially on kit that we’ve never tested or used but I’ve heard of other people who are happy with those lights, I’d recommend you do some research.

  1. Karl, I noticed in a couple of your “product shot” videos, that you had what looked like a fulltime endless background wall… it doesn’t look like paper or vinyl, so was the wall designed like that?

  2. Hi Karl,

    Do you have any recommendations for lenses to use for product photography, particularly smaller and medium sized items?

    Thank you,
    Sarah 🙂

  3. Hi!

    First off, congratulations for the new Karl Taylor Education platform: it is very informational. I do not know if it is the right place to ask questions, so please forgive me if it’s not.

    I intend to build a small lighting kit to start honing my skills in product product photography: Can you please provide beginners like me some general guidelines to follow and some considerations to be aware of when buying lighting equipment?
    For instance, since product photography often requires smaller apertures and the lowest ISO, how much powerful the light must be to successfully do product photography, now and on the long run?

    Thank you very much and have a nice day.

    1. Hi Nathalie, 800J or above would be my choice. Grids, softbox, scrims to start with for product work. You’ll learn more in the product section about my best bits of kit. Thanks Karl.

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