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5.1 Conclusion

Thanks for checking out this course! In this last lesson you will get some final tips and tricks for making your product shots look great!

5.1 Conclusion

At this point, you have learned about the basic tools you need to get started, how your in-camera light meter is useless when it comes to manual flash, how to use an incident light meter, the difference between speed lights and strobes, and how to put them to work creating great looking product shots from an artist's illustration. In the example shoot, you saw me use a small soft box, a shoot-through umbrella, and a few gels for the background lights. But you may be wondering if these modifiers are right for every product. Well the answer is no, they're not. But they are a great place to start. If you're just starting out, I think it would be a good idea to get some medium sized light modifiers. You can always make a light modifier smaller by flagging it off but it isn't always easy to make it larger. Plus, medium sized light modifiers can be used on larger products as well as people, very easily. In my opinion, a medium sized light modifier is something that's in the neighborhood of 30 to 45 inches wide. It doesn't matter if it's circular or rectangular. Umbrellas and soft boxes above 45 inches can become difficult to position around smaller products. Eventually, you'll wanna build out your arsenal of modifiers to cover a wide range of tasks. But a few medium sized modifiers and flags are a great place to start. I trust that the things you learned in this course will help you take great product photos. Again, my name is Dave Bodhi for Tuts+. Thanks so much for watching, and I'll see you around.

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