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?
“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:
Read on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM
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Silver ring with Swarovski crystals.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
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.
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
The video from this G+ hangout: www.PHOTIGY.com
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.
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.
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