Retouching water splash in photoshop. Video.

This video shows my post production process in photoshop.
This is my first video, I think water and product retouching is hard to find, and I am sure my video will be very interesting for those who do products.

Some time ago I start to record retouching process of almost every image I work on.  So more interesting post production videos to come! stay tuned:-)

Fruit splash photography: how much post-production it takes to get a perfect splash from Alex Koloskov on Vimeo.

To see before and after retouching photo, please open the entire post.
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First AKELstudio LIVE! masterclass went well. We did it!



It was not easy for Alex and me, because we are not a public people. But it was fun and gave us a great feeling that we did something useful:-) We are really enjoy every photo-session with water, because you never know exactly what will come up: every drop is unique:-) This is a very creative process with a lot of experiments.

As always, all technical aspects and full length video from the masterclass you can find on Alex Koloskov blog

Now I have some photos to share, including before and after post-production.

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Water splash photography masterclass

Water splash photography masterclass

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Water in still life, product and advertisement photography: Episode two

Lighting setup, technical details, behind the scene video tutorial for these photos, as always available on our photographer’s blog article:
Water in product and advertisement photography: episode two released!
Today I’ll show you my retouching work. I really enjoyed working with such vivid bright colors. I am a color person, never liked black & white or sepia:-). This is why working with these colorful photos makes me truly happy and positive for entire day.

Hope you’ll feel this energy while looking at our images:-) Have a nice day!

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Sparkling water photography. Tutorial episod 2.

Sparkling water photography. Tutorial episod 2.

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Water in still life, product and advertisement photography: Episode two (announcement)

AKELstudio is glad to announce a new upcoming tutorial, we are working on it right now. This is a second episode from our  “using water in product photography” series (the first one is here).

This time we used a carbonated water, pepper, colored lights and other ingredients:-). Enjoy a little preview, the first image form the photoset:

water-photography-tutorial

Water photography tutorial announcement

The tutorial with the lighting setup and a video will be released beginning next week.

Also, one more exciting news for our readers: The next photoshoot of the “water” series we’ll be broadcasting live form our studio!

The live stream will be available on Hi-def format (720p), accessible from any browser and even from smartphones: we’ll be using USTREAM service for the broadcast, there is a viewer available for both iPhone and Droid market.
Chat will be opened for all registered users: our photographer Alex Koloskov will be glad to answer all your questions real time.

Details will be available later, stay tuned!

Water splash photography and post-production for products advertisement.

If you like to know the shooting details, please take a look our photographer’s blog post:  Water in still life and advertisement photography: Episode one

Here I’ll show you the final images and a little example of post production that was done. Photography with a water usually requires many hours of retouching because of dust (hard to get clear water, if you work on top of the surface right?), air bubbles, wire and fishing line for holding the product.

water-advertising-photography

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International Color Awards. We got a nomination again!

Our 3 photos are nominees in Food Nominee Professional Category again. Hope one day we will have Photographer of the Year award!

The Photography Master Cup is a global online awards show recognizing excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the finest professional and non-professional photographers and is presented by International Color Awards.

International color awards. Apple.

International color awards. Apple.

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Photography tutorial announcement: Splashing water advertisement photoshoot in development

Glad to announce that we eventually got time to work on the tutorial/master class of underwater splash product photography shoot. We’ll be doing behind the scene video and a blog post, with all setup explained, including every little tips and tricks we used to get job done.

Here is an example of the images we did yesterday during the initial setup:

Under water splash studio photography tutorial

Under water splash studio photography tutorial

Water splash and fruits royalty free stock images

Retouching and editing photos for stock agencies

Location: AKELstudio, Alpharetta, GA

Atlanta commercial photographer Alex Koloskov

You can buy these images on our stock photos web site AKELphoto

Food photographer, Atlanta GA

Food photographer, Atlanta GA

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New assignment: Beer and packaging shoot of “Naked Pig” ale

Product photography for brewing company  Back Forty Beer Company

Location: AKELstudio, Inc. Alpharetta, GA

Atlanta photographer Alex Koloskov

Drink beer photography, Atlanta, GA

Pouring drink, beer photography, Atlanta, GA

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Water splash product photography. Cosmetics.

Location: AKELstudio, Alpharetta, GA

Atlanta commercial photographer Alex Koloskov

Product water photography

Product water photography

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