Miami Based Freelance Photographer
05
SEP
2012

Fun Times

Only three weeks left before I officially set my foot in Miami.  Had some great get-together time with friends here in Dallas.  Some photos to share the good memories.
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21
AUG
2012

In The Press

Another of my photo is been featured on Uncrate.com http://uncrate.com/stuff/batman-cufflinks/ The first one on there of course is the million dollar cufflinks by Jacob and Co http://uncrate.com/stuff/jacob-co-canary-diamond-cufflinks/
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19
AUG
2012

Catfish.

I saw those catfish swimming in the display window in an Asian market. Definitely an interesting perspective.
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09
AUG
2012

Add eye catching color into product photography

Often times, a white background may just be too boring for the product you want to showcase.  Adding a colorful background may significantly improve perceived value of your goods. Below is the product without any editing. A few simple steps in editing, we can achieve the final results below....
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21
JUN
2012

Bounce light box design using recycled Bristol paper.

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for a bounce light box for product photography, you can simply make your own using Bristol papers.  In this case, I’ve made a very nice one using just 4 pieces of recycled Bristol papers.  Just roll them into a slight curve, and place on your...
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15
JUN
2012

Vinyl Record & Macro Photography

Made a image for our website banner, and thought it would be fun to also zoom it to an extreme and show some amazing details of the vinyl record.  Wow!  I’ve never seen it this up close!   Below is the outcome of the shoot.  A very fun way of using vinyl records, since it’s...
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16
MAY
2012

Stop Motion Animation

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Made two stop motion animations. The first one (star wars flip-bar cufflinks) is actually my first try, thus the transition of a full loop is not as well planed as the second attempt featuring a pair of USB cufflinks.  Both made using 17 frames edited and created in Photoshop....
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07
MAY
2012

World’s most expensive cufflinks, made by Jacob & Co, and other fancy diamond toys.

Had the fortunate opportunity to photograph the world’s most expensive pair of cufflinks, and possibly the most expensive toy car model, and possibly the most expensive belt buckle at Jacob & Co’s headquarter in New York. Currently they are for sale online exclusively at...
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07
MAY
2012

Creating cool reflections in a studio setup.

Step 1:  Find some images to print out on a letter sized paper Step 2: Prepare the setup, stick the new printout on a black board, put your products on a piece of reflective black plexi glass. Step 3: Shoot with controlled lighting and edit in photoshop to clear out imperfections You are done!
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17
APR
2012

Brand New Website Is Up and Running

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Completely redesigned main website, still adding contents, but looking good so far.  Feel free to take a visit: http://www.liography.com
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26
MAR
2012

Superhero Cufflinks

A composition I did using a Lacie Hard Drive’s brushed aluminum top surface. Superhero Cufflinks, Licensed and only available at cufflinks.com
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14
MAR
2012

Zippo Engraving

I did a cool family crest engraving on a zippo lighter.
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13
MAR
2012

TUNA – My first full suspension bike build from scratch

After about a month of efforts off work, waiting for parts, trials and errors, my very first home build Full Suspension mountain bike is born!  — Meet “TUNA”. And the sunset was beautiful around white rock lake! Here is a photo of Tuna when it was just a piece of frame, rusty...
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08
MAR
2012

NBA Photography Experience – Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks

I have been lucky to be assigned my very first Pro Basketball/NBA shoot on the baseline.  And it was Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks on March 6th of 2012.  At first it was overwhelming not knowing where to go and what to expect, but as game progresses, it’s getting better and better...
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02
MAR
2012

Mountain Biking

It was my first time taking my Baby Schwinn going on a real singletrack trail at Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, and it was a lot of fun.  Going to be a long way to go in terms of improving skill levels.  But I’m already starting to build my full suspension bike from scratch.  More photos to...
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02
MAR
2012

A cool custom engraving I did for QP

Used the MPX-90 Impact Engraver.  Photographed with 2 different reflection situations.
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09
FEB
2012

Fun Project – Reviving an old Schwinn Mesa GSX Bicycle

Working on your own bicycle is more fun than you think.  With proper tools, you can do all the repair and maintenance yourself and never have to pay a bike shop $80+ for just a small tune up. Got this Schwinn Mesa GSX a few month ago, it’s a little beatup when I first got it, wheels are...
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09
FEB
2012

Mockup Gem

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I was assigned the task of a mockup to put some gems into a skull cufflink for a customer to review, the task is simple.  extract the gem from a previous product using Pen Tool, make a new layer and match it into the eye socket of the new one.  For different colors, simply use Hue/Satiation...
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26
JAN
2012

New studio setup, new possibilites.

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Major upgrade in my office studio setup.  Gone are the old computer desk converted shooting table with student grade monolights, came a brand new 105mm lens, freshly installed large product shooting table, speedotron black line power pack and 3 lights, plus plenty of light modifiers that...
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13
JAN
2012

Efficiently utilizing limited workspace.

As a product photographer, you are often faced with the challenge of limited workspace, most often times, limited prop choices.  I was given a (really tiny!) piece of wood and to be expected to produce a 30″ print of a pair of our new style cufflinks fully blown up for the upcoming trade...
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