Miami Product Photographer
04
FEB
2016

Miami Food Photography – Delicious Asian Desserts

I think the best part of being a food photographer, is the fact that you get to taste all the delicious food after the photo shoot is done.

The below samples were from a recent shoot of a local cafe featuring delicious Asian desserts.

16
OCT
2015
Jack Mason Brand Life Style Watch

Editorial Watch Photography

Editorial watch photography of Jack Mason Brand life style watches, available at Nordstorm now.
www.jackmasonbrand.com

Please contact us for pricing on high quality watch photography.

12
SEP
2012

Jacob & Co Diamond Sands of Time Cufflinks In Action Video

Made a video of the Jacob & Co Sands of Time cufflinks.  The sand in this case is actually diamonds.  Very cool interactive cufflinks.

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 texture is very unique, and is perfect for our record cufflinks!

 

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 cufflinks.com

Go check them out!

Turned out to be a really interesting experience as I have to setup the studio on the spot in a conference room.  As the space is very limited we have to find creative ways about mounting the seamless paper, which we did mount to back of the office chairs..

Hit the thumbnails for more views!

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

02
MAR
2012

A cool custom engraving I did for QP

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

09
FEB
2012

Mockup Gem

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 (CMD+U) option to instantly change gem’s hue.

Here is the image of the original products I worked on:

And finished job:

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 show.

The key is to find the right angle that utilizes most of the useable wood texture, combined with photoshop’s new powerful Content Aware Fill function, the final result came out better than expected.

 

What it looks like

 

Final result

07
DEC
2011

Playing with Letters

My co-worker Sarah just recently got engaged, and she is in need of a cool post card to mail out.  We saw a similar scramble ideal on the internet, improvised it, and turned it into our own work, using our scramble cufflinks and her own engagement ring.  it turned out to be pretty darn cool.

Next, I photographed and arranged our letter cufflinks for our upcoming 2012 catalog.

 

26
OCT
2011

Konstantino Cufflinks

A pair of beautiful Konstantino cufflinks, available for purchase here

21
OCT
2011

$10K custom made platinum and diamond watch movement cufflinks

Just photographed a pair of very cool cufflinks custom made by Bill Sheahan Designs (formerly Forward Designs). Platinum, diamonds, and watch movements. Available soon only at cufflinks.com

 

19
OCT
2011

Deakin & Francis Sterling Silver Cufflinks

Delicately made Deakin & Francis sterling silver cufflinks, available at cufflinks.com

08
SEP
2011

Engraveable Items Mockup

I’ve been asked to setup a shot for the engraveable items that we carry.  So we got money clip, tie bar and cufflinks all in production and ready to shoot, but we don’t have any sample yet for the engraveable charm, I have to setup the shot with a temporary charm and replaced the surface with an existing cufflink surface shot.

This is the setup

This is the image I’ve used to replace charm surface

This is the final outcome.

04
AUG
2011

Product design

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 first design work into actual product!

Update:

The final product came in, they actually worked better than expected, my initial design requires a flip of clamps to fit round or rectangular designs, but the new clamps would fit all of our round cufflinks and over 90% of our rectangular cufflinks, without even flipping it!  Thus reduceing significant amount of time wasted on readjusting engraver head position.

I am quite happy with how it turned out.

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.  I’ve also included the raw image for a before and after comparison.

 

 

Products available for purchase here

 

26
JUL
2011

Tutorial: Extreme Yet Simple Product Photography Cleanup using Photoshop.

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 photographed as an example.  The product surface is really scratched up, but we sure want to present it in a nice way, that’s when Photoshop comes in handy.

The first step is to use the “pen” tool to create a path for the green area of the product to be fixed, and then select the path (Command+Click on Mac or Ctrl+Click on PC on the path):


The next step, is to simply use the “brush” tool to sample areas in close proximity (with brush selected, hold down alt/option key to sample neighboring areas and brush away).

Make sure that the brush opacity is not at 100%, try a lower value and brush through one area at a time to build up strokes.  Change your brush size and hardness to fit different situations.

Keep sampling and brushing, eventually – you’ll end up with something like this below (I cut out the shape quickly, notice some areas are not perfectly smooth).  Cutting out a good path is important to most touchup works, so make sure you practice using “Pen” tool.  Also, a Wacom tablet is essential in all kinds of photography/design work and I would  highly recommend that you get one if you haven’t already done so.

 

 

18
JUL
2011

Pattern using objects

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 resources to create endless possibilities.

03
MAR
2011

Cloud Ties

Did this shot as an experiment for our Ties’ section.

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