Light painting product photography tutorial

Watch the full light painting product photography tutorial on Youtube.

This is a Youtube tutorial from Swedish photographer Carl Magnus Swahn. Presenting a very simple product photography lighting setup using only a keychain flashlight as the light source.

So if you are interested in DIY product photography at home with affordable equipment, this the lighting setup for you.

The exposure is about 30 seconds at f11 and ISO 100, but is explained more in the video tutorial.

DIY light product photography lighting setup, with acrylic fake ice
DIY light product photography lighting setup, with light trails around the bottle

Product lighting setup for everyone

Impressive product photography using a minimum lighting setup.

As you can see in the lighting diagram, all you need is a flashlight for this lighting setup

This is a clever lighting method for product photography that doesn’t require much lighting equipment. A flashlight and a tripod. So it doesn’t matter if you are a professional photographer or a complete beginner, everyone can try this fantastic lighting setup. Use a 20-30 seconds shutter and then use the flashlight to paint the light on your object. Magnus Svensson definitely  masters this lighting technique as you can see above.