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

New Fractal “Brown Pearl” and Alex Koloskov’s Portrait Before and After

Fractal + Photoshop “Brown Pearl”

Software: Apophysis 7X 15C


Before and After Alex Koloskov with two super cameras:-)
Here is the bigger size image: click

Using Software:

- Photoshop CS6

- Color Efex Pro – Bleach Bypass

I’ve captured all retouching process, so the video is coming soon:-)

Beauty Retouching: Before and After

Used Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6

Retouching Time: ~3 hours

Tutorials: coming soon.

Similar tuts: Dodge and Burn

Here is only “After” in a bigger size: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116947906726568301788/posts/dt8NTJqHKbg

100% crop:

Want to learn more? Check out my collection of Post-processing tutorials on Photigy.com.

Before and After Photos from Nikon D800E Test

Nikon D800E test: It is really a medium format quality from 35mm camera. Great source images for retouching:-)

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

Perfume Bottle: Before and After Post-Production

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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.

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

Before and after photo of our upcoming ebook.

We are working on our upcoming ebook (another ebook and video from latest masterclass will be available next week), and here I would like to show you the progress. It is not a regular “before and after” image, as before is not a one image, but a  picture that showing what you can get from a set of the images using Photoshop and creativity.

Now we (Alex and I) have a good grounding in techniques, so this is time for us become more creative. We will experiment with new devices, techniques, objects. Hope it will be very interesting time.
Before and After

jewelry photography, post-production and retouching

New ebook about how we made this photo will be ready very soon.

Thank you for looking. Any feedback and suggestions are very welcome!
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