In this live show, Karl demonstrates a useful technique for creating shadowless lighting when photographing products on a white background.
This technique is often required for e-commerce or catalogue product photography and is something we’ve been asked about a lot. To help you achieve this look Karl demonstrates a start-to-finish shoot showing the simple technique that can be used to achieve this.
To start, Karl shows how one would normally light products on white (you can find more in-depth demonstrations on this in classes such as our packshot product photography class, high-end headphones product shoot, or rings jewellery photography shoot). The problem with this technique is that it can be very difficult to eliminate shadows entirely, which is what is often required when shooting e-commerce products.
The solution to this is actually very simple and requires nothing more than a simple change of background material.
In the show Karl demonstrates exactly how to achieve this shadowless lighting, thereby eliminating the need to spend hours in Photoshop doing cutout work. He then goes on to show a simple trick to make cutout work even easier and how to easily change the background colour in Photoshop!
Topics covered in this show include:
- Creating white backgrounds
- Photographing products on white backgrounds
- Creating shadowless light for product photography
- How to create quick cutout selections in Photoshop
- Changing background colour in Photoshop
There is also a follow-up live show related to this, where Karl demonstrates how to create natural-looking artificial shadows in Photoshop.