Ben-Amun: our latest client

I’m very excited to be working with Ben-Amun (http://www.ben-amun.com)! I met them at the September ENK Coterie *http://enkshows.com/coterie) show at Javits in New York City and they got in touch with me after the show to shoot some of their jewelry

Yesterday I shot a test image for them — this piece of jewelry is a necklace from their collection which they brought to the studio. In my first shot of the piece I reversed the “BA” logo… oops. I reshot just the logo in the correct orientation and overlayed it on the original shot since I had already done some post-production work that I didn’t want to redo. The details are always vital — you have to constantly be aware of them as well as changing conditions, eg. a speck of dust landing on an important bit. Post-production can fix a lot but it’s almost always easier to get it right in the camera the first time and if you are shooting a large quantity of items you don’t really have time to do extensive post-production work. In this particular example there is very little retouching (apart from the logo overlay): I removed a little yellow cast from the metal, bumped the saturation on the stones and then made the background pure white. Even though I shot it on a white surface, the background was still a very light gray which can easily be eliminated with a levels adjustment.

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