Product Photography Workshop

12 October 2015

10:30 - 16:30

Colerne near Bath
Unit 1, Southernwood Castle
The Rocks. Ashwick
Colerne near Bath
United Kingdom
SN14 8AP


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Non RPS Member£155.00 
RPS Member£130.00 
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Colin Hawkins is a professional, freelance photographer who has been supplying product shots for clients for over 20 years for use in promotion, catalogues, magazines, adverts and on the web.

This workshop gives a hands-on opportunity to enhance your photographic skills in shooting products for publishing on the web or other promotional material.

You will learn how to light an object by using a variety of light sources from natural light to a studio setup.

This workshop is especially aimed at small businesses and individuals who have little or no experience of photographing products but need to learn how in a very simple way. Group limited to 6 people.

Individuals will participate in the workshop and are encouraged to bring their own equipment for advice.
They will also experience the skills and techniques learnt by others in the group. There is a maximum of 6 people on this workshop to ensure individual help and attention.

Pre shoot decision making:
What will the images be used for?
How do I want the product to be perceived in the market place?
What is the best way to approach shooting a product?

Shoot day experience:
Shooting using daylight or available light.
Choosing light types and set-ups for certain products.
Creating a workspace.
Backgrounds and props - choice and positioning.
Using reflectors, diffusers. Control and balancing of light, quality of light.
Camera control and settings, angles, viewpoint, exposure and colour correction.
Shooting tethered to laptop
Post production - simple techniques to clean up and enhance your images using Photoshop.
Supplying image files- file types, quality, sizes and media

Experience required:
NONE! But a good working knowledge of your own camera is essential if you want to participate.

What you need to bring:
DSLR Digital camera and cards various / Burnable Cd to take your images away
If you have your own lap top & tethering software or any other equipment you think you might want to use please feel free to bring along/a packed lunch as there are no amenities close by.  Tea and Coffee provided.

Times: 10.30 – 4.30

Address: HAWKEYE STUDIO,  Unit 1, Southernwood Castle. The Rocks. Ashwick. Colerne. (Near Bath) SN14 8AP

Map: Attached

Parking: There is parking at the studio


Address: HAWKEYE STUDIO,  Unit 1, Southernwood Castle. The Rocks. Ashwick. Colerne. (Near Bath) SN14 8AP
Parking: There is parking at the studio

Image © Colin Hawkins


Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

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