A Product Photographer’s Guide to Studio Strobes and Small Flash Lighting

With so many constant light sources available in a studio setting, why would you use a flash?

A Product Photographer’s Guide to Studio Strobes and Small Flash Lighting

In this short video from my course on the Fundamentals of Still Life and Product Photography, you’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of flash over constant lighting sources. We’ll talk about maximum output, beam angle, power range, color temperature when dimming, modifiers, and banding.

A Product Photographer's Guide to Studio Strobes and Small Flash Lighting

Watch the Full Course

If you found this video useful, why not check out the full course, Fundamentals of Still Life and Product Photography. In it, you will learn how to create a beautiful product photo from a concept illustration.

You will learn about speedlights and studio strobes, how they are different, and how to trigger them. You will also learn how to use an incident light meter, so that you can use your flashes efficiently. In the example shoot, you will see both speedlights and strobes used with a few basic modifiers to create this look, and you will see it built up one light at a time.

By the end of this course, you will have the tools you need to be able to stage the products, meter the lights, and shoot some fantastic-looking product shots using multiple flashes!

A Product Photographer's Guide to Studio Strobes and Small Flash Lighting