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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1000 on: December 21, 2013, 06:14:35 AM »

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Reflectors made of polystyrenes ( how to spell this ?) and scrim starched on frame, flags from black card as usual.
Mirrors and highly reflective things create overexposed spots on polished jewellery and destroy smooth reflection lines on jewellery surface but this is good only for this particular rings to highlight the shape ( customer wanted to see the "flow" ). For diamond "pave" set pieces were not much of plane polished metal good to use silver pop-up reflectors they kinda break the light and diamonds pickup diffraction and rainbow colors.
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P.S. "These look clean for SOOC" jewellery has been cleaned in ultrasonic cleaner and dryed with steam after I use only microfiber gloves (black) to handle this and keep all set V clean use watchmakers blow thing to dust off right before shot taken. I know some say it can be cleaned in Photoshop I honestly given up cleaning fingerprints from jewellery shots.
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« Reply #1001 on: December 21, 2013, 12:58:52 PM »

Now that's the house I always wanted for myself on a cliff, overlooking Monaco. Or even Loch Tay.

I doubt you'd use the pool much at Loch Tay, Rob.

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« Reply #1002 on: December 21, 2013, 01:08:21 PM »

I doubt you'd use the pool much at Loch Tay, Rob.

Jeremy

I would have improvised: used a wetsuit!

(Pools: we purposely avoided a complex with pools when we bought. In 'holiday' resorts they attract children, drunks and sound-barrier punkists. I think you now also need to pay for a guard. Even country house ones are a drag: the noise from neighbouring houses is as bad unless you can live far out in the sticks. But that usually means buying an estate along with the pool.)

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« Reply #1003 on: December 21, 2013, 08:35:53 PM »

...jewellery has been cleaned in ultrasonic cleaner and dryed with steam after I use only microfiber gloves (black) to handle this and keep all set V clean use watchmakers blow thing to dust off right before shot taken. I know some say it can be cleaned in Photoshop I honestly given up cleaning fingerprints from jewellery shots.

Hehe, In a pinch, I used to use my espresso machine steamer for this.  Being born into the 5th generation of the business you get to adapt with what you have :-)
You do need a commercial high pressure machine. Krups ain't gonna cut it. Ot a industry steamer. Ultrasonic is helpful too.  Its best to not handle after manufacture, rhodium plate etc. lint in prongs from clothes are a pain to work with.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1004 on: December 22, 2013, 10:52:21 AM »

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Cannot agree more cleaning this things is pain in … I know what is lint in prongs tried with needle and tweesers stubborn stuff on the end I burn it with lighter it works :-)
Don't have industrial Espresso machine ( love to have one actually:-) I bought old steam cleaner on flee-bay it seeping stem form all aver but work ok.
Photo is my second job don't see how you guys can pay bills from photo this days. I do jewellery desighn (cad and conventional drawing) plus  gem and diamond setting, it help as I see how this gems react on different light and angles.
Here is one from rejects (swear there no manipulations except crop, exposure and colour balance don't think it needed)
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1005 on: December 22, 2013, 11:48:26 AM »

Shoot for MMoser Taipei ( Taiwan )
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« Reply #1006 on: December 22, 2013, 02:09:19 PM »

No shooting this stuff is more pain than pay. Its also very hard to explain to a manufacturers mentality about good imagery, when all they do is think how many pieces they can stuff in one shot.
But those are the newbies who have no clue about marketing.  I stopped being an educator, so I don't do these types of shoots much any more.  

You likely use Solidworks and Matrix, Rhino etc. good stuff. You can create images from those files too.  That last one, left stud can be better positioned, but it is nice. (When I say better, I mean I might have positioned it differently:-). It looks great.)
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« Reply #1007 on: December 22, 2013, 02:28:33 PM »

A very good friend of mine recently finished her first high end interiors project.  Shot this about 2 weeks ago, during a blizzard; luckily we both live around the corner from this project  :D
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« Reply #1008 on: December 22, 2013, 02:44:01 PM »

These look rather good Joe
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« Reply #1009 on: December 22, 2013, 04:55:15 PM »

Thanks Phil. 
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1010 on: December 22, 2013, 06:13:35 PM »

Hello,

This is the first of a number of 24 locations I have to photograph around New Zealand over the summer for a client of mine.

Nikon D800E and Nikon 14-24mm G lens

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1011 on: December 22, 2013, 08:23:23 PM »

Hello,

This is the first of a number of 24 locations I have to photograph around New Zealand over the summer for a client of mine.
Cheers

Simon

Poor Simon :-) nice!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1012 on: December 23, 2013, 04:24:17 AM »

Hello,

This is the first of a number of 24 locations I have to photograph around New Zealand over the summer for a client of mine.

Nikon D800E and Nikon 14-24mm G lens

Cheers

Simon


Nice shot, Simon, just one question: it's never been my bag, so I don't know, but should interiors look so, well, yellow? Especially when shown in conjunction with the great outdoors? Perhaps it's a convention of the genre.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1013 on: December 23, 2013, 04:32:49 AM »

should interiors look so, well, yellow?

Warm and inviting, Rob. Not "yellow".

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1014 on: December 23, 2013, 08:53:20 AM »

Nice image Simon.  Although, I would like to see it color balanced somewhere between inside and out; the yellow just seems too strong. 
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1015 on: December 23, 2013, 09:13:22 AM »

Nice image Simon.  Although, I would like to see it color balanced somewhere between inside and out; the yellow just seems too strong. 

I agree. I like the composition the subject, the clouds and the time of day / light chosen to shoot it but the color inside is too intense and a bit warm. The sky also seems a bit purplish to me.
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Re: Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1016 on: December 23, 2013, 10:56:35 AM »


Nice shot, Simon, just one question: it's never been my bag, so I don't know, but should interiors look so, well, yellow?...

Ah, Rob, you apparently did not get the whole brief!

The client for this shot was the local fire department and this is just the first shot in a series. The next ones are showing them in full gear, entering the scene and braving the blaze that is obviously engulfing the beautiful home from within ;)

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« Reply #1017 on: December 23, 2013, 11:15:12 AM »

A few from a pretty awesome recent project...













All Rm3d / IQ 260

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« Reply #1018 on: December 23, 2013, 11:54:11 AM »

Now I am longing for Simon's warm interiors ;)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1019 on: December 23, 2013, 01:34:33 PM »

Top shelf Chris...nicely done!
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