All About Tabletop Photography


A while back we mentioned the sponsoring of Don Giannatti’s CreativeLIVE course on tabletop photography.

The course was a success, but we aren’t surprised because Don is a fantastic teacher.

In the tabletop photography class, Don started with an introduction to tabletop lighting, the tools, scrims, and DIY gear.  He then went on to educate the class on the the basic concepts of Tabletop Product Photography, finishing with advanced topics and tips like using  kicker lights, snoots, and grids.

We recommend heading back to CreativeLIVE to order the class video recording and materials.

Learn about:

  • The basics of subject centric light
  • Simple table top tools
  • Product vs. still life
  • Tabletop photography
  • Tabletop lighting
  • The business side of product and still life photography

In Don’s presentation you will see how he sets up for tabletop, what lights he uses and best of all, why he does what he does.

How about some presentation samples?







If these screenshots intrigue you, then please visit CreativeLIVE and purchase Don’s class.  You won’t be disappointed.

Don’t forget that you can learn even more by joining Don on his websites:


Photocrati Sponsoring CreativeLIVE With Don Giannatti

Don Giannatti, also known as Wizwow, is a commercial photographer and graphic designer out of Arizona. Don is kind, funny, honest and on top of everything, enjoys educating other photographers. That is why we are proud to sponsor his next class on CreativeLIVE.

From June 21st to the 24th, Don will be teaching a free class to the online CreativeLIVE community. As I said, it is free to watch live, so just visit the class page to enroll.

The class is called Tabletop Product Photography. On June 21st Don will lead a half-day introduction to tabletop lighting covering tools, scrims, DIY gear and how to organize your shoot around a tabletop to bring everyone up to speed. Then June 22-24 Don will teach you the basic concepts of product and still life photography. Finally, Don will ramp up to more advanced topics adding extras such as kicker lights, snoots, and grids that can bring your work up a notch.

To top it all off, we will be giving away one free Photocrati WordPress theme each day of the class. So make sure you watch, listen and interact during the class for your chance to win.

Thanks for reading and see you there,