Shooting Products with LEDs & screens

A common challenge that many photographers face these days is how to photograph products with LED lights or illuminating screens. In this live photography workshop Karl guides you through each step of such a product shoot.

Lighting is key when it comes to photographing products like this and this is what Karl focuses on throughout the show. He demonstrates useful lighting setups and also shows how changes in light can influence the shot. Once satisfied with the lighting on the product, he then explains how to capture the illuminations on the product.

Shooting live, he then shows useful retouching techniques to finish off the final shot.

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In this live photography workshop we cover the following:

  • How to photography products with LEDs and screens
  • Product photography lighting techniques and tips
  • Determining correct exposures for capturing on-screen illumination
  • Basic retouching techniques for product photography

You can also read more about the techniques covered in this live show in this blog post.

If you have any question about this shoot, use the comments box below.

Comments

  1. Karl, thank you very much. This was really amazing live show. Seeing the whole process of taking a products image was very informative.

  2. Karl, best one yet, really enjoyed this one, sorry was not around for the live show as I had a few questions whilst watching it back. Think this would be pretty easy to do with speedlites as you said.

  3. This was a great seminar! Loved the tips using the mirrors and the second light. Very inspiring.

    PS. I believe that the (bendy arm) is called a goose neck.

  4. Hi Karl which video indicate to to remove the holder at the back. I have been straggling..I also seen the portrait videos when you put the background light how to do remove in post?

  5. Hi Karl,

    please could you tell me which colour your dark grey painted solid background is? Is it a RAL colour?
    I only found RAL 9004 (RGB 43-43-44), which is the most neutral dark grey, but am not sure if it gets too dark for a gradient spot.

    Thanks for your help!
    Jens

    1. Hi Jens, I’m not 100% sure as I always just use a paint that closely matches the colour of one of the darker grey Colorama Papers, I think one was called Granite. I’ll see if I can find a paint reference and come back to you.

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