Product Photography Tutorials + Resources-A mega Collection!

a collection of essential product photography tutorials via besotted blog

If we had our druthers we would be able to sit down with all of you and give you the best darn product photography class + product photo editing class ever, making it super accessible and easy as pie!  Perhaps, one day in the near future we can make live classes happen, would you like that?  We would! Until that mystical, magical day comes we have sleuthed high and low to bring you a collection of useful Product Photography tutorials, tips and resources. We know having them all in one place is much easier than hunting them down all over the interwebs yourself and we are all about the easy. We hope this helps in assisting you get the best shots ever making your photo editing even easier!


Easy DIY Jewelry set-up

Product photography low light? no problem!

15 video tutorials for product photography

Product Photography and styling

Top tips for Smartphone product photography

Food photography with a smartphone (this tutorial could apply to products too!)

Understanding ISO

DIY Photo lightbox

$20 photo studio

DIY product photography

Product Photography on a shoe string budget

How to take professional photos of crafts

How to take better photos of print design work

How-to product photography backgrounds

Product photography fro beginners


The 4 essential shots you need to get

8 tips to improve your product photography

9 Great Photography tips


Lighting with strobes (nicely explained though!)


Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper Photoshop Actions (coming soon!)

Tabletop Photography Class

No macro lens? No problem!

50mm 1.4


Foamcore board

Tripod (dslr)

Tripod (smartphone)

Light box

Lowel Ego Lights


Full-frame camera

Photoshop + Lightroom Photographer’s bundle

Awesome used cameras!

P.S. A lot of the tutorials linked stress natural light, but I rarely use natural light for my product photography because it hasn’t worked with my schedule, (I need to shoot after baby gets to bed!) So I use artificial light for my product shots about 95% of the time! Both the tabletop lights (Lowel Ego Lights) and Speedlite. This photo taken by moi was shot in a totally dark room, but the light is beautiful, even and emulates natural light, here’s the tutorial for you!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. She lives in sunny Seattle with her handsome husband, wonderful baby girl and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

8 thoughts on “Product Photography Tutorials + Resources-A mega Collection!

  1. wow miss tristan, thank you for taking the time to put this together … i am a research junkie so this is so nice to have this in one place as you said … have a good rest of your weekend :)

    1. Dawn you are so very welcome! I tried to find the ones that were easy to understand, I hope there’s a gem in there for you:)

  2. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’ve spent the pat few years as a wedding and portrait photographer, but have begun dabbling with product photography recently. I really want to push myself to learn everything I can about it, and this seems like the perfect place to start. Thank you so much for this!

    1. I love reading this Adrienne! I am sure you will do great, especially if you already have a handle with your camera (as I see you do)! There’s a real need for accessible product photography and it really can be intimidating at first.

      P.S. Get the square reflectors, if you don’t have a stand the round ones are super cumbersome to use on tabletop!

  3. I’m so excited I found this post–I’m about to shoot a ton of product for a website re-launch, and have been totally overwhelmed and haven’t known where to start on learning the basics. Also excited to find your Photo Rx product–because I feel like it will decrease my editing time substantially! Thank you for these resources!

    1. Kathleen, a re-launch is super exciting, congrats! We know the Shopkeeper’s Helper would be an amazing time saver, let us know if you have any questions!

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