Friday, October 3, 2008

Photoshop and More

I haven't written in a while.
September seemed to be the month of jewelry shooting. It took me around 2 days to learn the way these folks like their jewelry captured for proper printing but after that it's been full steam ahead. After 10 or so days, I'm through with jewelry for a while.
Then came this job...
It all began with an emergency phone call. I was asked to shoot 2 packs of gum and end up with them HUGE. First I had to run around and find the new gum design because there was no time for the client to send them up to me. Once I found them, it was just a matter of shooting them with a macro lens to fill the frame, shooting it raw, blowing it up to the proper size and resolution and then stripping them out and retouching them.
Not bad. Pretty quick and a happy client. Then he asked me a new question: "You are good with Photoshop, can you do one more thing?" Of course I said yes, so he sent me a jpg of a shot of a NYC news-stand. He told me he needed all of the too-sexy magazines replaced with different magazines and the man behind the counter removed totally. It ended up taking about 5 hours, but by 11PM it was done... almost. A quick phonecall, and I added some new gum packages to the front of the shot.
So all of the shots involved Photoshop, some more than others, and in the end, the client is happy. It's still a great life.