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06
SEP
2011

Nikon Professional Services Membership

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Just got my Nikon Professional Services membership card in the mail. The membership allows professional photographers (me) to have priority purchase privilege and have special tech support and repair services.
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26
AUG
2011

Zippo

Photographed and designed a few banners for Zippo lighters that we will soon to carry. Products featured can be found here.
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24
AUG
2011

Bottle Opener Cufflinks

Our ingeniously designed bottle opener cufflinks.  Ready for your next big party.   Product featured: Bottle Opener Cufflinks      
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23
AUG
2011

Photographing objects laying on top of a photograph.

  Macro lens is great for photographing objects placed on top of a photograph/book/magazine.  The key is to avoid reflections on the photograph you are laying your objects on, otherwise the image would look washed out.  I’ve used a black foam board placed on back of book to block the...
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17
AUG
2011

Folk and Spoon Tie Bar/Tie Clips

Photographed this pair of really awesome and totally functional Tie Bar/Tie Clips. Products featured:  Folk Tie Bar, and Spoon Tie Bar
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12
AUG
2011

Suit Hanger

Shot another product for Q Custom Clothier,  while trying to keep it simple, I also wanted to provide viewers with a more contemporary view angle and some closeup on the details of this fine suit hanger.
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12
AUG
2011

Product Layout

Ravi Ratan Rail Knot and Cylindrical Cufflinks design and layout Products Featured: Ravi Ratan Gold, Black, and Silver Flip Bar Cufflinks Ravi Ratan Antique Gold, Black, and Silver Rail Knot Cufflinks  
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10
AUG
2011

Globe Paper Weight

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  Found a really cool globe paper weight at a local furniture store (Wier’s)
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04
AUG
2011

Product design

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I’ve just designed a multipurpose jig for our engraving machines in our office. The new clamps design will streamline the engraving of our cufflinks and reduce the amount of time we spent on switching clamps Let’s see if the CNC shop I’m meeting with next week would turn my...
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03
AUG
2011

Background Texture

A different background could significantly affect the outcome of a design, even if the products featured are the same. Shots featuring sterling enameled knots by Ravi Ratan, available on cufflinks.com
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01
AUG
2011

Bear and Bull Cufflinks

Photographed on a nice Dunhill wooden cufflink case.
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27
JUL
2011

Banner Design

Photographed a new banner for our new products (antora.it), and I was just toying with the composition and text placement.  Have to use the mirror tool to create the top part of the plexi glass because the original shot was a horizontal rectangular composition and our designer wanted square. ...
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26
JUL
2011

Tutorial: Extreme Yet Simple Product Photography Cleanup using Photoshop.

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Let’s face it, as a product photographer often times you are faced with the challenge of dust and scratches on the objects you just photographed.  Especially when the products are very small, they have to be enlarged many times for display. We’ll use ths vintage cufflink that I just...
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18
JUL
2011

Pattern using objects

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I’ve created this pattern using just 4 different colored shirts that I’ve photographed earlier.  Try re-arranging similarly styled objects in different directions as well as experimenting with colors, you will be surprised by how many ways you can use just limited number of...
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13
JUL
2011

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Visited the Fairchild Botanic Garden in Miami last weekend.  Truly an amazing place to explore! Click on thumbnails for more images from the trip.
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27
JUN
2011

Fall

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I am already thinking about the fall.  It is one of my favorite seasons along with snowy winter.  It always gives me a nostalgic feeling, a certain sadness, a bit of happiness.  A song I’ve heard over the youtube further enhances that feeling, just look at the photos and listen to the...
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22
JUN
2011

Bit of China

Images from last year’s China trip.  Visited family and photographed good friend Murray James’ Wedding in Chengdu.  
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11
JUN
2011

Versa Strings Photoshoot

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Did a collaboration with Dallas based string quartet Versa Strings. Which remind me of a shoot I did couple years ago out in the wild…  The harp string actually vibrates when the wind blows through it, quite beautiful.
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