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
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.
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 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.
Another of my photo is been featured on Uncrate.com
The first one on there of course is the million dollar cufflinks by Jacob and Co
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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