Based on the responses from Alex’s last post about jewelry photo session I”ve decided to post images before and after post production and 100% crop to see amount of work. Some times I had to almost completely re-create a part of the item: it appears to be faster that to trying to restore lost finish and colors.
We made about 50 images for a talented jewelry designer Elizabeth Dupree Lynch for her Fine Jewelry collection. All jewelry was hand crafted by Italian jewelry master; therefore, retouching was not easy. It took us many hours (big thanks to my helper Anna Yenina:-) to do it.
All “before” objects showed as-is (Camera RAW default settings) photo without focus stacking applied. First image from a sequence is what you’ll see. Images ‘after” have a focus stacking applied.
I am going to do “focus staking in Photoshop cs5″ post next time, but for now you can check out this video how we do a focus stacking.
Some images may look overdone, (especially at 100% crop), but this is what we were able to do considering items’ condition (not new) and an extreme tight schedule for a post production.
Mouse Over to see Before and After
This image was combined from two different shots in one.
Hope this post was interesting. See you next time:-)