Iphone Jewelry Photography: Incredible Result. Before and After retouching.

I was very skeptical about shooting jewelry with Iphone. But when Alex Koloskov showed me the test result I was impressed! More about Jewelry Photography with iPhone.

I just wanna say: It’s unbelievable!

Now, if you need your jewelry pictures for web, you don’t have to buy an expensive professional camera, even more, you don’t have to buy a camera at all…if you have Iphone of course:-)
And with some Photoshop skills you can get a great images for web sites.
Look at my examples of before and after post-production:


I’m reading the book by Betty Edwards now: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

This book opens my eyes. Highly recommend to everyone.

My pictures become better and better. I’ll show it some day here:-) My dream is to combine retouching, painting and drawing in Photoshop. Should be fun:-)

“The purpose of your daily sketchbook drawings is not to produce finished drawings, just as the purpose of jogging is not to get somewhere.”

~ Betty Edwards

What are you reading now? Can you draw or paint?

Your Creativity is a Gift to the World. Red Satin Fractal and Traditional Before and After.

“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it.”

~The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Red Satin Fractal:

Retouched ring: Before and After:

Nikon D800E v.s Hasselblad H4D40: the end of medium format superiority? Round two

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 www.photigy.com 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:-)

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

Jewelry Retouching: Before and After

Perfume Bottle: Before and After Post-Production

Recent Photography News at WWW.PHOTIGY.COM

Hand Tool Before and After Post-Production

The video from this G+ hangout: www.PHOTIGY.com

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

How to make a Windex Bottle look beautiful. Post-production.

Recently we had a Google+ “Studio Photography Insights” Hangout assignment to shoot a Windex bottle. This is Alex Koloskov’s and my attempt. Below I will describe a post-production part of this project in outline way.

I have two source files. One for the bottle and the other for the spurt.

Continue reading How to make a Windex Bottle look beautiful. Post-production.

Product photography tip: The fast and easy way to clean dust.

You can always use usual cleaning tools like Clone Stamp and Healing Brush. However for product photography I like to use Photoshop Filters and Masking. Let me show how I do it? Below you can find the simple steps:

1. Open the image and Duplicate Layer

This is 100% crop of the cosmetic brush image

Continue reading Product photography tip: The fast and easy way to clean dust.

8 Common Post-production Mistakes in Product Photography

After watching series of our Studio Photography Insights G+ Hangouts I’ve noticed common mistakes photographers do, and created this post to highlight them and help to solve based on eight examples. These images I have selected form our weekly assignments submissions, done by our hangout and assignments participants.
These are very easy and fat fixes, but they change the final look drastically.

1. Not White Enough Background

If you choose to have a white background, it should be white, not grey. If you want grey background it should be more pronounceable  grey, better with a gradient.

photo by Boris Matijasevic

2. Uneven Horizontal Line (not leveled shot)

Continue reading 8 Common Post-production Mistakes in Product Photography