Commercial Product Photography with David Lineton – 15th September 2022

11:30 am - 6:00 pm

FUJIFILM House of Photography, 8-9 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LH.
Meet at the Reception Desk, down the stairs in the Lounge on the lower floor.
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.

Book your ticket via our website here

Overview & Kit

David’s GFX100S is the pivotal creative tool bringing his visions to life. GFX50S II bodies and a variety of lenses will be available during the workshop, so you can embrace the same technology as the professionals. David will explain how he utilises the system, guiding you through how to get the most from the incredible Large Format sensor.

You’ll learn about David’s methods, as he breaks down his approach. This includes preparation, creation of plates and more. There are a host of techniques and technical functions at play here. In-built focus stacking is just one of many crucial settings David implements. As ever, lighting is also key, so you’ll receive professional insight into exposure, alongside flash and continuous sources – covering the benefits and appropriate uses of each.

Photographic skill is only one half of the equation in the world of commercial still life. While it’s certainly a simple passion for some, many will wish to enter the profession. For those interested in the business aspect, David will take a deep-dive into his own experience. To date, he’s completed projects for some of the biggest brands around the globe. By the end of the workshop, you may be ready to start following in his footsteps.

On the day

Meet at the House of Photography for an introduction to David, as well as your fellow participants.
Hear about David’s journey into photography, the GFX System, various pathways into the industry and power of social media.
Through guidance and demonstrations, learn about key aspects of professional workflow. These include tethered working, focus stacking, exposure preview and lighting.
Spend time enjoying a practical session, to gain hands-on experience of a typical still life set-up. David will deliver tips and assistance throughout.

What you will learn

The very best still life and product photography is a fine balance between vision and execution. The latter requires plenty of knowledge and skill. In sharing his personal practices, David will teach you how to set up the GFX System for optimal use. You’ll be able to seamlessly incorporate functions into your photography, such as focus stacking.

You’ll also learn how to arrange, light and expose for perfect plate photos. In David’s workflow, these often serve as the backbone of the final result. Finally, you’ll be shown how to create a dynamic and engaging still life display. This is where many commercial creatives put their own personal stamp on a subject – but you have to learn the rules, in order to later bend them.

About David Lineton

Years in the making, David Lineton’s bold and graphic still life approach is a celebration of engaging and creative ideas, as well as technical nuance and skill. Balancing experience and attention to detail, David instils unique, premium quality into every brief.

The London-based photographer works across still life specialisms, big and small. He’s created stills and short films covering a range of subjects, for brands and publications including Avon, Jo Malone, Whitley Neill, British GQ and Esquire. His interest in design, texture and light manipulation drive both his personal and commissioned work. He aims, in any way he can, to run a sustainable, low-impact practice.

Terms & Conditions

Once you have purchased a ticket your place on the day will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know 10 days before the event and we will be happy to issue you a refund in full. Places cancelled after this time are non refundable. You need to be at least 18 years of age in order to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day’s activity. A copy of the disclaimer form is available HERE.
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