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DIY Product Photos - Easy, Cheap and Good-looking

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Take your own professional-looking product photos using equipment and techniques so easy and affordable it's just ridiculous. Also learn about the art of lighting and how to use it to your advantage. Watch and find out how! https://www.lukeayers.com.au
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Megirrett Megirretti (5 hours ago)
This is my favorite video for photography dummies like me!! <3
george sheptak (1 day ago)
Very well done. You are a good instructor. Keep up the good work. Cheers
Mubarak Al Dhaheri (1 day ago)
many thanks for the great tips
Texownian (1 day ago)
Question is: Who's the owner of those glittery boots? :D
Wanda Kowalski (2 days ago)
Thanks so very much!!!! I have a load of stuff to take pictures of and have been paralyzed by the complexity of taking pics but you have made it so darn easy! You are a natural teacher Luke!
Clash Wolfs (2 days ago)
Love this video thank you so much 💎♨
David Gonzales (3 days ago)
I have seen multiple tutorials but this one is by far the best simple easy and right to the point thank you so much I have subscribed
Barbara Smith (3 days ago)
you are the best
Ana Puga (3 days ago)
Thank you for this. This was the nicest tutorial I've seen in a long time. You are nice, you are well spoken and this was a delight. Seriously!
lostonexxx (3 days ago)
Bloody brilliant! Thankyou sir!
Art of Server (3 days ago)
short, but very informative, and i love your presentation. thank you so much for this video!
Roberto Subuwabi (3 days ago)
OMG. This guy is so ***king funny 😂😂
Entrigue All (4 days ago)
Wonderful, your teaching style is great. I'm starting product photography and this has made my life easier, thanks.
Farouq MJ (4 days ago)
Can I hire you to do it for me?
Farouq MJ (4 days ago)
+Luke Ayers In Pakistan, oops!
Luke Ayers (4 days ago)
Sure. Depends what country you're in though
Sutejo Tan (4 days ago)
this video deserves millions views
Wikked Beauty (4 days ago)
I love your personality. Its very "calm the f%&k down susan, its not that complicated" I'm totally here for it 😂
Luke Ayers (4 days ago)
Haha, thank you
Car Gumapon (4 days ago)
awesome tutorial, bro. very informative. :) I would also like to seek for your expertise on this. What about if you're going to shoot a clothing, like a shirt or the likes. what can you suggest? or do you have any vid tutorial as well for that? :) TIA!
Luke Ayers (4 days ago)
You can use the same tips on a larger scale to photograph larger objects like clothes. Get imaginative. Opaque white shower curtains are good as massive light diffusers
Jeff Sparman (4 days ago)
Luke I’m inspired. Got some product to take pictures of for amazon and feeling way more confident about creating a nice image.
Luke Ayers (4 days ago)
Bloody great, mate!
Amanda (4 days ago)
Thank you, Luke, Well done on explaining this so simply. You really know how to teach. Wishing you all the best.
Luke Ayers (4 days ago)
Great. I'm glad to hear that
Advanced Resurfacing (4 days ago)
Nice lesson. What a great teacher.
Leena Carragher (5 days ago)
Your a fuckin legend! 😄👍🏼
Luke Ayers (5 days ago)
Haha, thanks
CreativeTitan (6 days ago)
Great job I feel like I really could do it! Question : clothing T-shirt’s how would you shoot that?
Luke Ayers (4 days ago)
You need a larger scale of the same setup. Maybe two identical lights shining through soft material from both sides. You can also use an opaque white shower curtain as a much large, but cheap, light diffuser
charivari85 (7 days ago)
Great info! Thank you.
yassin bella (8 days ago)
thank you so much man you saved my life and my pocket you are creative keep going
Luke Ayers (7 days ago)
You're welcome, man!
Laura Fox (8 days ago)
What a great video! Thank you so much for this. Amazon requires a pure white background. Any tips you can give to accomplish that?
Luke Ayers (7 days ago)
Pure white background is most easily accomplished by cutting out the background in photoshop. More of an advanced thing
FilleITB Heibö (10 days ago)
Hassi Ali (10 days ago)
Very helpful technique and the way you explain things in calm way it’s really good and cleared my concept as well . Thank you
Luke Ayers (10 days ago)
Brilliant! You're welcome.
Mimi (10 days ago)
Once again, thanks to Luke Ayers for the great video!  Be careful, though. I broke my 1st CFL fluorescent bulb ever. It exploded into many tiny pieces when I must've dropped it while attempting to switch to a higher wattage. So the entire set-up, a couple runner rugs &my clothes went into garbage, but I'm intent on setting up again. I might try using an LED clear bright white (rather than soft white) bulb. Or else I'll have to hire a pro like Luke!
Luke Ayers (10 days ago)
Sounds good, Mimi 👍🏻 keep rolling
destinalliws (10 days ago)
Loved the idea for the softbox with the shoe box, gonna try this tomorrow!
Arlyn Young (11 days ago)
Terrific! Thank you Luke! Giving it a go today!
chefhawk (11 days ago)
you are a magician
Cell Case (11 days ago)
I never subscribe that fast. Love this and I’m lucky that I clicked on this video. 😍😍😍😍
Luke Ayers (11 days ago)
Mimi (12 days ago)
Thanks so much!  Wonderful teacher -relaxing, which helps the 'student' learn!  Question -- Can anyone tell me:  Does the reflecting full box also need to be all white (I don't mean the box lid with diffusing baking paper)?  If so, maybe I can cover the current cardboard color with white wrap paper or fabric that I have. Thanks again!
Luke Ayers (12 days ago)
Only the side of the box facing the product needs to be white. Yes you can just strap white paper or fabric over one side of an object
Tina Tiller (12 days ago)
Great demonstration. Thanks
Nadia Guarino (13 days ago)
Quick, clear and easy tutorial to follow. Thanks Luke! how would you suggest photographing jewellery? I've heard that some people use mirrors as reflectors. What would work best to capture sharp colour, details and sparkle?
Beth Alden (5 days ago)
Luke Ayers That’s wonderful! I’m getting ready to photograph my chainmaille jewlery and I think I will need your tips.
Nadia Guarino (10 days ago)
+Luke Ayers Awesome. Can't wait!
Luke Ayers (12 days ago)
Thanks Nadia. I'll be making a jewellery tutorial soon 👍🏻
M&M Productions (13 days ago)
Great advice, thank you
Luke Ayers (12 days ago)
You're welcome!
Bih Asobo (13 days ago)
Best photography tutorial hands down. Simple, concise and straight to the point! Please can you make a tutorial on jewelry photography camera settings and lighting😊
Bih Asobo (12 days ago)
+Luke Ayers Thank you. Looking forward to it
Luke Ayers (12 days ago)
Thank you. I'm getting a lot of requests for a jewellery tutorial, so yes I think I'll make one 👍🏻
Adelina Docanto (13 days ago)
I like your teaching style.. Great informatiom!! straght to the piont no blah..blah.. blah.
Luke Ayers (13 days ago)
Great mate, thank you
Gabby Hunt (14 days ago)
this was so helpful thank you!
Luke Ayers (14 days ago)
Thank you. You're welcome
Jay B (15 days ago)
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Now i can take some QUALITY photos of some items so i can list them on eBay!
Luke Ayers (15 days ago)
Great! You're welcome
Meti Mazis Designs (15 days ago)
You are a great teacher. I get it now.
Luke Ayers (15 days ago)
Great mate!
Shriyash Patil (16 days ago)
Can anybody tell me the technical name or he shopping name of the PVC backdrop he metntioned at the beginning!!??
Please teach me cake photography. I am a bit desperate.
Shaun LaFleur (17 days ago)
I just had to pause the video to come down here and say how fucking good you teach. You're straight to the point and somehow entertaining without any of the added useless try hard stuff you see in other videos.
Luke Ayers (17 days ago)
That's f#cking great to hear, man. Thank you very much.
Benny Ramos (17 days ago)
Thank you for this video!! I really learned something and I also enjoyed watching it.
Melissa Williams (17 days ago)
#NewSubbie Does anyone knows the name of the Paper??? Thanks in advance
Joe The Gadget Man (18 days ago)
great tips thanks :)
JP Singh (18 days ago)
Well explained in a very easy way. 5*
Luke Ayers (18 days ago)
Awesome. Thank you!
Dicasys Worldwide Inc (19 days ago)
Best teacher!!!! You seriously need to make more videos. You're awesome!!
Luke Ayers (19 days ago)
Thanks a lot! Yes it's my plan
SabKuchTube (19 days ago)
WOW !!! simply amazing - seriously.
Luke Ayers (19 days ago)
Great! You're welcome!
eGal (22 days ago)
Wow awesome. What’s the name of your microphone? Voice is so cool.
Luke Ayers (17 days ago)
It's a Rode Lavalier mic being used
Katie T (22 days ago)
Anyone know what that material is called that he is using as a backdrop? I can't seem to find anything flexible like it at my local hardware store. Thanks!
HDsignatures (23 days ago)
God bless you and thank God i found you
SanPedro22 (23 days ago)
Excellent! Chrystal clear explanations. Thanks!
It's Happening Vlog (23 days ago)
Great video. It DOES seem like the guy has five friends behind the camera who are IN on the joke that he's telling with the information haha.
Luke Ayers (23 days ago)
CryptoComplete (24 days ago)
Thank you Luke. Very useful tips. Can you recommend a free photo editing program to whiten the background?
Luke Ayers (23 days ago)
Deborah Rogers (24 days ago)
Fantastic explanation, you are a talented tutor. A joy to watch and learn 🇬🇧
Norman Coutts (24 days ago)
I enjoyed that: I’m all lit up! 👍🙏🏻🤗
Luke Ayers (24 days ago)
Great to hear!
Kram Tung (24 days ago)
That tutorial sir.....is worth a hundreds photos. Thank you so much.
Luke Ayers (24 days ago)
You're welcome!
Donna E (24 days ago)
I noticed the wall behind is also white. I wonder if it matters if we don't have a white wall behind the white paper...
Luke Ayers (24 days ago)
No. The wall does not have to be white
Eva Ragnarsson (26 days ago)
OMG... I think I've fallen in love with you 😳....Your voice ❤️( I almost could not concentrate) ... please talk to me like that... so softly and gentle ☺️ ... Regards from The other side of the ocean👍🏻. Nina Shieldmaiden.
Luke Ayers (23 days ago)
Thank you. Appreciated
David (26 days ago)
THank you so much.
Luke Ayers (26 days ago)
You're welcome!
Chantique News Channel (26 days ago)
I love to watch you giving a tutorial..it's really fun and clear
Michel Levesque (27 days ago)
good teaching..well done!!
Erica Gardens (27 days ago)
Douglas Griffith (27 days ago)
ljbrandt500 (28 days ago)
"now, let's get really crazy..." lololol
Alexee Hunter (29 days ago)
Well done! I've been taking photos for a product and have had a time of it because my background looked different on every one of the 10 product colors--ready to call it a day but I saw this! Thanks Luke!!
Luke Ayers (28 days ago)
Great! You're welcome
Kelvin Clarke (29 days ago)
Instant photo. Just add water and stir.. awesome video
Luke Ayers (29 days ago)
Great. Thanks
CustomGardenSolutions (29 days ago)
Great episode. You would laugh if you saw how I was doing product shot on our gardening channel. Great illustration and explanation. Very nice. Thanks you.😃
Luke Ayers (29 days ago)
Great! You're welcome!
sandra taylor (1 month ago)
Handsome man and smart too. Thank you, and I am off to try this!
DepEd 101 (1 month ago)
*that is really good show and tell of the importance of lights. i like the way u made it so simple.*
Stefanie Baldwin (1 month ago)
great video. I think you could probably make a million dollars selling that foam background that nobody can find. ;)
Kevin McNamara (1 month ago)
Cheers, Luke
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
You're welcome, mate
Shazreen Erin (1 month ago)
amazing tutorial. clear & informative explanation
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
You're welcome!
SerElbass (1 month ago)
Fantastic! Liked and subscribed!
James (1 month ago)
I like this guy, slightly caty...also the way he says "lamp" sounds totally American haha LAMP! simple, awesome tutorial.
Dianne Carrington (1 month ago)
I am with wipeoutking below. You are an amazing teacher. I'm going to search for more of your videos
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
Thank you very much
D'ana D'amyka (1 month ago)
You're amazing!
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
Crazymc Graphics (1 month ago)
Your teaching skills are one of a kind. Much respect to you.
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
Thank you
Haim Elghanayan (1 month ago)
I shall definitely keep you posted What was my desission. And how Am I doing. Friendfully yours. Haim E.
Haim Elghanayan (1 month ago)
Thank you for your reply👍💪👏🏻🙏 faithfully yours. Haim.E.
Vanessa Linares (1 month ago)
OMG where have you been all my life. Stopped the video on 4:00 with the shoe box(lol). Didn't need more to know you are not only a great photographer, but an excellent human being. New suscriber here!
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
Haha, that's great to hear! Thank you
Sa Sa (1 month ago)
Wow thank u!
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
You're welcome!
iSupply (1 month ago)
1:03 reason for curve background 2:30 products look good If they are put in angle 4:02 white shoe box as light reflector 4:34 baking paper for softening light
Henry Bulger (1 month ago)
Great instruction video!
Alan Robb (1 month ago)
Good tut, ta.
Haim Elghanayan (1 month ago)
Hi Mr Luke!! this is Haim Elghanayan here. can you tip me in regard of a camera? i like to buy my self a cellphone i am not sureshould i get an iphone or a samsung android in order to get better pictures from product for Ebay.
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
I'm not really a cell phone guy. But from what I've seen the quality of both iPhones and Samsung's are pretty damn good. You'd do fine with either I'm sure.
Thank you for this technique. It will help me with my doll photography.
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
You're welcome!
Treasure Coasting (1 month ago)
Wonderful video! Thank you for making this tutorial.
Malika McReynolds (1 month ago)
Excellent tutorial!! Thanks for posting.
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
You're welcome!
Namib Dune Runner (1 month ago)
Great tutorial. 5 stars, good explanations, clear instructions, high quality stuff right there.
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
Thanks a lot, mate!
Buy Futuristic (1 month ago)
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Akbar Khalid (1 month ago)
Great video man.
jenny stevens (1 month ago)
"lets get really crazy" lol. Love your video and your personality. Thank you!
Mothers Moons (1 month ago)
You did that really well
Noor Nahar Sefa (1 month ago)
Thank you so much.. Love from Bangladesh ❤
Paul Moore (1 month ago)
WOW! Talk about an EXCELLENT tutorial; and FREE! Thank you so very much for this short, easy to understand, and inexpensive method of taking professional product photos! All the best to you, too, sir!
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
Thank you very much!
Nivedita Murthy (1 month ago)
You're an awesome teacher... thanks a ton for this!!
Luke Ayers (1 month ago)
You're welcome!
Gurinder Kaur (1 month ago)
Amazing! Loved it.

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