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Extraordinary results require extraordinary means

Some subjects need Photoshop love. There is a huge advantage to using a photographer who’s a Photoshop expert. Strategically planning how to make any required retouching faster and better during the photoshoot helps tremendously. Without additional photos created for this purpose, a retoucher has nothing to work with, and the resulting image often looks like an illustration. 

Quindry takes his images to the next level using Photoshop and several other graphics editing applications. He’s fast; his turnaround times are exceptional.

Here are some before and after photos that demonstrate his skills.

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  • Before-Distribution Center before completion
    After-Distribution Center before completion
    Before Distribution Center before completion After

 

Distribution center still under construction

A client contacted Rich to photograph a distribution center in another state. They told him it was finished and ready for photography. They needed the photography done quickly because marketing materials had to go out quickly since the carrying costs of the financing were enormous.

Rich drove to the site and found the landscaping unfinished. In addition, the tree in front of the office area was dead. He knew that these things would be taken care of before anyone interested in buying the property would arrive, but the photography couldn’t wait. Rich hand painted the leaves on the dead tree.

 

 

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  • Before-Prototype photographed for a trade show display
    After-Prototype photographed for a trade show display
    Before Prototype photographed for a trade show display After

 

Military optical device

This prototype was photographed for a trade show display. Unfortunately, the prototype was rushed out and lacked the desired fit and finish the final product would have. When you greatly enlarge a product for a large display, flaws that often aren’t even visible to the naked eye become very objectionable. Enhancing and retouching with Photoshop is a must.

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  • Before-Pharmaceutical mixing equipment photographed before completion.
    After-Pharmaceutical mixing equipment photographed before completion.
    Before Pharmaceutical mixing equipment photographed before completion. After

 

Pharmaceutical Mixing Equipment

Rich is often called on to photograph large pieces of industrial equipment on location. This piece was not quite completed, but was due to ship to South America in a couple of days. He made it look like it was shot in a studio and fabricated the missing panels in Photoshop to complete the unit.

 

 

  • Before-Image composited from 12 photos
    After-Image composited from 12 photos
    Before Image composited from 12 photos After

Watch image composited in Photoshop

Watch photography involves complex problems. When the lighting is beautiful for one portion of the watch’s surface, it will make other areas look terrible. The watch’s crystal reflects the light with a glare when the lighting is best for the hands and the hour markers. A leather band requires completely different lighting than a metal bezel. Because of this, each section of the watch is lit independently of other areas, then combined in Photoshop.

This image is a composite of about a dozen shots, each with different lighting. The before photo provided the highlights on the right edge of the watch.

 

  • Before-Clubhouse for a large apartment complex
    After-Clubhouse for a large apartment complex
    Before Clubhouse for a large apartment complex After

 

Clubhouse for an apartment complex

This image was created by compositing several photos taken over a couple of hours. The interior was photographed after dark so detail could be captured inside the building.

Additional retouching was done to remove the car, add flowers, enhance the sky, pump the color, subdue the computer screen, clean the curb, etc. Because Rich is both a photographer and a Photoshop expert, he can do it all invisibly and believably.

The only other way to do this is to light the inside of the building with studio flash units triggered remotely by radio. This requires a crew and much more time to set up and break down. Even then, it’s extremely difficult to make the lighting look natural.

 

  • Before-For an ad announcing the merger of two oil refining companies.
    After-For an ad announcing the merger of two oil refining companies.
    Before For an ad announcing the merger of two oil refining companies. After

 

Ad for oil company merger

This image was created for an ad announcing the merger of two oil refining companies. 

It takes more than what a product photographer or a Photoshop expert alone can do to get these results. For advanced projects like these, a photographer is usually teamed with a Photoshop artist present at the photoshoot. This doubles the man-hours required when one person can do it all.

 

 

  • Before-Non-stick layer photographed for a healthcare company
    After-Non-stick layer photographed for a healthcare company
    Before Non-stick layer photographed for a healthcare company After

 

Wound care product

Rich was given a layout to match a brochure cover for a major bandage manufacturer. They differentiated their product by their superior non-stick layer incorporated into their bandages. They wanted photography instead of illustration to give the feel of a wide-angle lens more realistically.

The before image shows what Rich was handed to photograph.

 

 

  • Before-Diner shot for a magazine ad
    After-Diner shot for a magazine ad
    Before Diner shot for a magazine ad After

 

Ad for a diner

“Rich, I bought another restaurant today. I need it shot right away to meet a Philadelphia Magazine ad deadline.”

 

  • Before-Ad for a flashlight designed for firefighters.
    After-Ad for a flashlight designed for firefighters.
    Before Ad for a flashlight designed for firefighters. After

 

Ad for a flashlight

This is a flashlight for firefighters. The taillights make the firefighters more visible to each other in smoke filled buildings. This image is put together from four photos:

  • The flashlight by itself to light the product to its best advantage.
  • The model holding the flashlight in the same position.
  • A shot for the forward beam.
  • And the last for the rear lights.

The above image shows one of the images used in the composite. Since Rich is a Photoshop expert, he could plan exactly what needed to be done to create the final result.

 

  • Before-Working on infrastructure.
    After-Working on infrastructure.
    Before Working on infrastructure. After

 

Working on infrastructure

Rich was hired by a major water utility to take photos that showed the major investments that they were making in improving their infrastructure. When he arrived at this deep pit below street level there was a tremendous amount of dust that was billowing out of the hole.

He climbed down into the pit while the men had paused to rest. He placed them where he wanted them positioned and instructed the jack hammer operator to just use it for a few seconds so as to not get too much dust into his lens. As it happened, he was on solid rock and there was hardly any dust created at all. No matter, Rich used Photoshop to re-create it.

 

Additional Before and After Samples

  • Before-New hire for law firm photographed in Rich's studio
    After-New hire for law firm photographed in Rich's studio
    Before New hire for law firm photographed in Rich's studio After

 

 

 

Photos of new hires can be done less expensively in Rich’s studio while still matching what he’s previously shot on location.

 

  • Before-From a series promoting a line of organic products
    After-From a series promoting a line of organic products
    Before From a series promoting a line of organic products After

 

 

 

Your images only matter if you want more sales.

 

 

  • Before-Executive Headshot
    After-Executive Headshot
    Before Executive Headshot After

 

 

 

Make-up artists are not required. This speeds up photoshoots.

  • Before-Medical product
    After-Medical product
    Before Medical product After

 

 

 

This background was created to match the product’s logo color.

  • Before-Executive Headshot
    After-Executive Headshot
    Before Executive Headshot After

 

 

 

Look more dynamic and engaging.

  • Before-Industrial Grinding Wheels
    After-Industrial Grinding Wheels
    Before Industrial Grinding Wheels After

 

 

 

Industrial grinding wheels image composited from three photos.

  • Before-Watch
    After-Watch
    Before Watch After

Communicate quality and precision.

  • Before-Beauty retouch
    After-Beauty retouch
    Before Beauty retouch After

 

 

 

Very subtle changes can make a big difference.

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