Product photography behind the scene video: Post production part.

A recorded LIVE broadcast from the product photography masterclass you can find at Alex’s blog. Here is a post production part with some explanations what I did. Hope you will find it interesting:-)

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Product photography retouching, video.

Product photography retouching, video.

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All the best,

Genia

How to shoot watches like a pro: new AKELstudio LIVE Masterclass announced!

This is the announcement of our next LIVE Masterclass. More details please find at Alex Koloskov’s blog.

LIVE Masterclass will be completely free, but recorded video will cost $49. Video will include bonus; a retouching  for the watch.

Below is the image before and after post-production. Similar photo we will do on our Masterclass.

Join us  Sunday 24 of October 2010, 4PM Eastern time. The link to LIVE broadcast is on AKELstudio main page, top menu: AKELstudio LIVE! You have to have an account to get there, member login is on top of the page.

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AKELstudio product photography, watch lesson masterclass

AKELstudio product photography, watch lesson masterclass

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 photography webinar-masterclass (LIVE!) is scheduled for Saturday, 7th August at 5PM Eastern time.

AKELstudio glad to announce a date for our first LIVE webinar-masterclass: Saturday, 7th August at 5PM Eastern time.

We’ll be doing our water photography third tutorial, creating photos similar you see below. The lesson will take about an hour, plus some additional time when I can answer your questions.

Water photography master class

Water photography master class

The registration is completely free and one click simple, HERE.  After registration, click on ‘AKELstudio LIVE’ link on top right menu, you’ll see the video preview; check how it works on your browser if you do not want any surprises when we’ll be LIVE.

For all who registered I’ll send a notification with the next photoshoot date/time.

Let me know if you have any suggestions on how to run it most efficient way: we all open for new ideas.

~Alex Koloskov

RetouchPRO LIVE webinar with Steve Koshlap

Yesterday I attended RetouchPRO LIVE webinar with Steve Koshlap. Steve is a professional jewelry and beauty retoucher. He demonstrated the diamond and jewelry retouch from start to finish using Photoshop. The information was really useful. Looking forward to see his other webinars.

Exactly in this time Alex was shooting a jewelry:-) And now I can use my new knowledge for this retouching. I’ll show you the result in couple months because now it is a confidential information.

Stay in touch!

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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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

Our first studio workshop and master class in Atlanta

Studio lighting for fashion and beauty photography workshop.

  • Location:               AKELstudio – Atlanta  based photography studio.
  • Photographer:     Alex Koloskov

We had a great first workshop and master class experience and got beautiful photos of our students:-) More technical information about studio workshop and lighting set up please read at Studio lighting for fashion photography

In this post I will show the pictures we took during the workshop. Enjoy! All comments are welcome!

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Studio portrait lighting setup

Atlanta Photographer Alex Koloskov, workshop (Ira)

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