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Introduction to Product Photography with Joe & Mirta Barnet – SA

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

| $125.00

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If your goal is to create better images of things to sell online such as on eBay or for print catalog use, this class is for you. You can create great product photography and build your portfolio on your kitchen table, with gear that you might already own.
Instructors Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you to create a “set” for small and medium products and how to light different products on several types of backgrounds. The use of soft boxes, umbrellas, reflectors and other light modifiers will be discussed. The difference between shooting product for an online ad or a catalogue will be covered. How to avoid or work with reflections, how to achieve accurate color on the final product and basic post production will be included.
Technical Level: Beginning and intermediate. A fair working knowledge of your camera, including manual mode, and your speed light are very helpful to get the most out of this class. If possible, review your camera and speed light’s manuals before attending.
Topics to be Covered Include:
  • Off camera manual flash and metering
  • Camera settings and best focal lengths
  • Light modifiers and reflectors
  • Tenting small products like jewelry
  • How to interpret your camera’s histogram
  • How to achieve the best depth of field
  • Shooting tethered to a large TV monitor
  • How to work with different surfaces like shiny, dull, light and dark
  • How to “pose” products
  • How to use props
What to Bring: 
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera
  • Fully charged battery
  • Lenses: a 100mm or 105mm macro (Canon or Nikon) or a 50mm or 55mm (Canon or Nikon) or similar would be great. A 24-70mm zoom would also be very good, or a prime or zoom including 50mm to 120mm
  • Memory card(s)
  • Your speed light (flash)
  • A tripod if you have one, very important. We will have 1 or 2 for the class to use but having your own will allow for more shooting time for each participant.
  • PocketWizard remote triggering device if you have one (don’t purchase one before the class if you don’t already own one)
  • Note taking materials
  • You do not need to bring a computer, unless you like to take notes that way. A handout will be provided.

About the Instructors:
Joe and Mirta Barnet have spent over 20 years developing their style and growing their wedding, portrait and commercial photography business in Orange County, California. Joe and Mirta have taught a Master Class at WPPI in Las Vegas for several years where they also have served as print and album competition judges. Their work has been published extensively in Bridal and Automotive magazines. Barnet Photography is proud to be included, as corporate and wedding photographers, in the preferred vendors lists of top venues in Orange County and Los Angeles. Barnet Photography’s commercial clients include; Boeing Aerospace, Lancome USA, Frito-Lay Inc., Verizon Cellular, Porsche Club of America, Toyota Financial Services, Clear Choice Dental, the US District Court Central district of California, Salt-Away, YG Labs, A&M Biomedical, Medtronic-Pharma Corp., QUALO, Oregon State University Foundation, Marriott Hotels, The Monarch Beach Resort and Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate.
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Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana
3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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