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New website for Photographers Workshop

The origins of The Oxford School of Photography were in the training, tuition and courses run by The Photographers Workshop. Opened in 1982 as the UK’s first commercially run darkroom and studio hire centre with over 20 enlargers, black  and white and colour darkrooms, full finishing area and extensive studio, PW was a haven and home for many photographers and would be photographers. As well as providing access to essential equipment we also provided tuition to those just starting in photography. This connection still exists but we no longer have darkrooms and all our courses are scheduled as evening or weekend workshops. So is PW the mother ship of the Oxford School of Photography, well yes I think it is. The Photographers Workshop is now exclusively the commercial photography arm of the covering all areas of professional photography, the new website has been developed to reflect the continuing relationship between PW and OSP.

Have a look at our new site

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What Every Beginner Needs to Know About Product Photography

From at Lightstalking

“Photography is more than just sunsets, memories of vacations, family gatherings and weddings – it’s actually in our life every single day.  Product photography ranges the gamut from cereal boxes and billboards, to the photos you see on Amazon and every other online retailer.  Someone takes those photos, and those photos require a lot of work.  Not only is it a fun profession to do, the techniques are also something that almost everyone can benefit from and apply to their own photography, even if it’s not product photography.  From listing better photos on eBay and Craigslist to broadening your existing skill set, these techniques will help round out what you already know.

Starting out, one of the most crucial things every product photographer needs to get a full grasp of is that the photography is secondary, the product comes first!  A perfect product shot will entice someone to want that item, whatever it is, so it needs to properly display what it is and convey it’s message.

Gear will vary based on what the product is, but the important thing to note is that you can start with almost any digital camera, even some of the higher end point and shoots, those which have hotshoes.  Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find in a professional’s studio:”….MORE

diy product photography setup by MinimalistPhotography101.com, on Flickr

10 great tutorials for better product photography

Whether you are photographing products for income or just for ebay there will be something useful here for you. Video tutorials (short) on how to light and manage product photography