If You’re A Novice With Product Photography, You Need To Watch This Tutorial

by Bret Hoy2 Comments

Whether you’re a photographer or videographer, one of the most important things to learn is how to beautifully display products for your clients.

Any skill like this gives you the opportunity to diversify your packages. If you can offer not only promo videos but quality product photos and videos, you’re going to be a more attractive candidate for almost any job.

That being said, it’s not necessarily the easiest thing to practice because it’s usually a skill that you can't develop without having to buy a load of gear and supplies. But it doesn’t have to be an expensive skill to develop. DSLR Video Shooter has created a method for stellar product photos that uses an $8 Ikea table, and the photos look fantastic.

What’s great about this setup is that it virtually duplicates high-end setups, just on a small scale. This means that it’s a great way to get great shots and learn to expertly use bounced light. If you’re starting out with product photography and videography, this is the perfect place to start.

$8 Ikea Table Into Product Shot Booth For Videos and Photos

$8 Ikea Table Into Product Shot Booth For Videos and Photos

Via DSLR Video Shooter:

See how I took an $8 Ikea LACK table and turned it into a killer product booth! All you need is a table, some foam core and a light.

With this setup you can get some incredible product shots on a budget.

Things you need to follow Pike's tutorial:

  • Ikea Lack Table
  • Video Light
  • Ball Head for Light
  • Foam Core (16 x 20″)
  • Paper background (22 x 28″)
  • Black Wrap

Read this article at DSLR Video Shooter “$8 Ikea Table Into Product Shot Booth For Videos and Photos” 

[Source: No Film School]
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(cover photo credit: snap from video)


  1. Wow. I learned a lot.

    Thanks for going to the trouble of making such a professional video. It must have taken quite some time.

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