Retouched Ring Before and After and Useful Links

Silver ring with Swarovski crystals.

Used software:

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
Topaz DeNoise

Used Tools:

You can try to do a retouching work with a mouse, but I highly recommend to use a pen tablet as Wacom:

Wacom Intuos4 Large

I’ve captured all retouching process of this piece of jewelry:-), and I hope you see the video on as soon as we edit it.

Also, I’ve added the “Useful Links” page on this blog. I will add there links which I find useful.

Stay tuned:-)

HDR Before and After and Blue Lotus Fractal

Fractal “Blue Lotus”

Software: Apophysis 7X 15C

Do not miss Alex Koloskov’s new tutorial on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM How to create stunning HDR images with iPhone: iPhoneography examples

Before and After HDR, Flower Fractal and Contests Winners

This flower fractal was created using Apophysis:

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, HDR Before and After:

FIRST PLACE: Larry Fisher

Read more about our first HDR post-processing contest on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM

Before and After Image for Funny Silverware Assignment and Amusing Video

This Before and After of our shot for a PHOTIGY Live assignment called “Funny Silverware“.

Behind the scene video you can find on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM

Before and After Picture and How We Made Google Splash

This image was made by $200 P&S Nikon S8100 camera:-)

(Noise was added in Photoshop)

The Making of Google: Happy birthday, Google Plus!

See video inside

Not HDR. San Francisco at Night: Before and After

Do not miss a new post of a great photographer Alex Stepanov from San Francisco on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM

Of smoke: a field guide to photographing smoke

Perfume Bottle: Before and After Post-Production

Recent Photography News at WWW.PHOTIGY.COM

San Francisco HDR and The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk in Atlanta, GA

To celebrate the first year of Google+ and the photography community, we’re doing a photowalk in downtown Atlanta.

Where and When:

June 30th

We will meet at Centennial Olympic Park at 5:00 pm.
At 7:00 pm we’ll all meet at a restaurant somewhere close to share photos, hang out, and have some prizes (yep!) and get to know each other.
At 8:30 we will continue the Photowalk, and shoot night Atlanta.

Photographers of all skill and levels are welcome. From beginners to pros. What if you only have a phone camera? YES! you too!
If you plan attending, please register on photowalk’s Plancast page


See you on Photowalk! Genia

Hand Tool Before and After Post-Production

The video from this G+ hangout:

Do not miss it: Tonight, PHOTIGY LIVE hangout: How to Sell Images

Atlanta Botanical Gardens Instagram Photos and G+ Handout Announcement

We visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with our kids and friends on the weekend. We were very surprised about how it looks now after reconstruction. It’s amazing! Atlanta has became a much better place than it was 10 years ago.
While Alex was shooting with an “adult” camera, I played with my Android.
I love Phone Photography because I don’t have to spend hours on editing photos, and I am able to upload it instantly to show pictures to my family and friends.


Below are some Phone Photos from our Photowalk to Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Enjoy:-) But…

Now I want to make an announcement about PHOTIGY G+ Hangout “How to Sell Images”.

Our guests: +Patricia Davidson , +Trey Ratcliff , +Thomas Hawk +Victor Bezrukov +Jay Patel +Nicole S. Young . As usual, +Dave Nitsche and Alex Koloskov will be hosting the hangout.
When: Wednesday  June 20, 2012, 10 PM Eastern time (your time:

How: Live broadcast here on Google Plus and on

Stay tuned for more updates to come.
Previous episodes are here:


Atlanta Botanical Gardens Instagram Android Photos:

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