Stellar Camera Product shoot

In this photography class, a bonus product photography shoot, Karl photographs a Hasselblad Stellar Special Edition Camera.

Karl talks you through the process of how to photograph a product image — from deciding your angle of view to how to use colored lighting gels for creative effect. He also explains the common challenges you might face when photographing a product like this and explains how to overcome them.

At the end of this class you’ll feel confident photographing shiny, reflective surfaces, understand when and how to use a polarising filter for product photography and know how to achieve sufficient depth of field when photographing a small product.

In this product photography class we cover the following:

  • Product photography: How to photograph a luxury item
  • Product photography tips
  • Studio lighting setups for product photography
  • Lighting modifiers for product photography
  • How to photograph reflective surfaces
  • How to use a polarising filter for product photography
  • Using colored gels for product photography
  • How to focus stack an image

To see the full retouching classes for this product image, please watch Part 1 and Part 2 of our Product Retouch classes, which you can find in the Post Production section.

If you have any questions about this class, please post in the comment section below 🙂


  1. I think the above description is for the previous chapter. Anyway great example of using gels on mirrors to create mood.

  2. Loved the way Karl built up the shot… step by step to achieve a fabulous image. Not sure the video needs the music track though, as Stephen says, it’s a bit distracting.

  3. Just joined. Very impressed so far. I do agree that the music, while lovely, is slightly distracting. That said, what is it? Cheers.


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