Miami Based Freelance Photographer
18
MAR
2016

Boutique Product Photography – Soaps

I make soaps look extra fancy and high-end for my clients. If you are a local boutique shop owner and would like to have your products photographed, please contact me for a quote.

Images from collaboration with Fab & Co Soap Company

30
NOV
2015

Watch Photography – Jack Mason Brand

I have worked very closely with Jack Mason Brand, a rising retailer in men’s accessories world. Their new website features all my watch photography as well as my editorial photography work. Please check them out!

I would like to personally thank the founders for their trust in me to provide them with a complete product photography solution.

Li Fan Photography offers high quality watch photography service, as well as other product photography related service to meet the demand of today’s eCommerce marketplace.

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.

27
DEC
2012

Deal of the Day – Nikon D800 36.3MP Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body (refurb) for $2299

Excellent deal for today, Adorama has the ultra high resolution Nikon D800 camera body (refurbished) for only $2299 with free shipping.  To my understanding the refurbished item from Nikon is indistinguishable from brand new items that Nikon has to offer.  I would totally grab one if I’m a Nikon user.

The link to the deal is here

The D800 is overall well received by the photography community, and the ultra high pixel count is great for studio photography and/or landscape work.  While the continues shooting rate is a bit on the low side, it is not well suited for wedding/sports photography.  You may still look into D700 for such application.

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/

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.

Things I have modified from original shots:

1. Reposition products to maximize space.

2. Use Pen Tool to make a cutout path of products for generating shadow layer later, and make a duplicate layer of the product cut out shot (Box Blur Shadow Layer).

3. Make a new orange background layer(BG Color Layer).

4. Add vignetting effect around the edges by boosting the contrast and then lowering lightness on a new duplicated orange background layer(BG Vignetting Layer).

5. Add box blur effect and free transform the Box Blur Shadow Layer to make it look appealing.

6. Merge layers, resize and sharpen to save for web dispaly.

– Then you are done!

Below is a screenshot of layers I’ve created for this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update:

I have just completed a more complex project using the same technique, in this project, I have added reflection effect to each product, as well as a black fill which made subject look like they are sitting on colored glass with special lighting, all done in Photoshop.  You can compare the before and after results below.  I would say that the single most time consuming part of this project is path cutting of products with intricate details.  The background and reflection effects are really easy to apply.

 

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 existing product shooting table.  In my case, I have one strobe setup from the top with a big diffuser panel.  I used 3 papers for the shooting area, and then a 4th piece of paper in front of the camera to catch more bounced light.  The result is obvious — It works!

For less than $1, it’s well worth the effort.  Try it for yourself!

 

Image below, the top one is photographed without a bounce box, the bottom one is photographed with this homemade bounce light box.

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!

 

14
MAR
2012

Zippo Engraving

I did a cool family crest engraving on a zippo lighter.

02
MAR
2012

A cool custom engraving I did for QP

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

13
DEC
2011

PILE-OF-KNOTS

Delicious colorful silk knots for your eye candy.

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.

 

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

 

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.

24
AUG
2011

Bottle Opener Cufflinks

Our ingeniously designed bottle opener cufflinks.  Ready for your next big party.

 

Product featured: Bottle Opener Cufflinks

 

 

 

07
JUN
2011

Film is Dead

Looking back, this high tech Canon ELPH 240 APS Film camera once sold for hundreds of dollars a decade ago, now you can get it used for $8.