Product Photographer – Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.

2 12 2014
Perfume bottle product shot

A studio product photograph of a small decorative perfume bottle

Product photograph of a perfume bottle

In the studio I place this small perfume bottle on a post to allow me to light it from all directions. 3 lights with strip or soft boxes and some reflectors where used to light the bottle. Then a bit of retouching was done in photoshop to clean up the image and finish it off.

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Beverage photography – Westfield, Chautauqua County N.Y. – Glass of Beer with two bottles

3 09 2014
Glass of beer

Glass of beer with two bottles

Product Photo of a glass of beer

This is two images combined in photoshop. One of the glass with a reflector behind it and then the 2nd one of the background (bottles, Xmas lights and light on the wood)





Glass of Whiskey on White

18 08 2014
Glass of Whiskey on White

Glass of Whiskey with ice on white background

 

Product Photo shot on white

A glass of whiskey with ice on white plexiglass with a white background. A little retouching was done in photoshop. The lighting for the images was accomplished with 4 camera mounted flash units. Two units on each side of the subject pointed at a white background.

Camera and settings for this product photograph was a:

Canon 5D markIII set at f16 and a flash synch of 1/200 shutter speed

Canon 180mm macro lens

4 lumopro 120 flash units

Paul C. Buffs cyber synch flash triggers

Roll of white background paper for the background

Sheet of white plexiglass as a table top





Barcelona Harbor Sunset

13 08 2014
Barcelona Harbor Sunset

HDR Pano of Barcelona Harbor, Westfield N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

Scenic Photography in Chautauqua County N.Y.

Barcelona Harbor and lighthouse in Westfield N.Y., Chautauqua County along Lake Erie.

This image was captured on July 3, 2014. The Canon 5D markIII with the 24-70mm 2.8L was setup on a really right stuff nodal slide so that the camera pivoted around the nodal point of the lens, which allows the exposures to line up better when they are stitched together in photoshop. This images is make up of 21 exposures. That’s 3 exposures at each of 7 camera positions. The 3 exposures where taken into efexpro HDR soft for the High dynamic Range processing. After each of the set of 3 exposures are processed the resulting 7 files are taken into photoshop so that the stitching could be preformed. Once photoshop does it’s thing the resulting pano is fine tuned in both photoshop and lightroom.





Photograph of Cherries in a handturned wooden bowl

7 08 2014

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It’s getting to be the end of Cherry season here in Chautauqua County New York. I figured I would preserve the harvest is my way, with a photograph rather than canning or freezing. The taste isn’t as fresh but they should last longer.

This was produced with a single Medium Softbox (24×36″) coming in from the rear left side of the image, a black card in front of the softbox to knock down the light spill on the table and bowl, a white foamcore fill card in the front right. The image was finished in Lightroom and Onone Photoshop plugins.





New Photoshop Technique – Photos from Westfield N.Y. and Chautauqua Institution

10 03 2012

Have been working on a new technique in photoshop to blend a photo with a couple of other layers to give the image a painterly,drawing with a bit of the photo showing through it all.

The photograph was duped in PS5 and that dupe was changed into a black and white and then duped again and some filter effects added to give it a drawing look and then blended and combined on top of the photograph layer.  Then the background texture layer was brought in and moved to the bottom of the stack.  A multiply layer blend was added to the top layer and a black adjustment mask was added to the original photo layer to allow the selected blending of the whole group.

 

Click on any of the images to see a larger version.

 

 

 

Chautauqua Institution - Photoshop effect

Chautauqua Institution lake front

 

Westfield N.Y. barn and round bale

Westfield N.Y. barn and round bale

 

Timber frame house

Timber frame house

 





Another ad for a local brewery – self assigned photoshop exercise

11 01 2012

This is a self assigned photoshop exercise using a couple of images I already had on hand. The beer bottle label on the lighthouse is from the semi truck post made yesterday  and the Barcelona lighthouse and  harbor is a sunset panorama of the Barcelona lighthouse and harbor in Westfield N.Y. on Lake Erie is from 2010. The label was made to fit the lighthouse using the free transform tool in PS5. Some density control, contrast adjustment, and selective density control with the layers mask and bush tool was used to make the label appear that it is painted on the lighthouse.

If you have the opportunity to try some of Southern Tier Brewery’s offerings you should try it out.








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