24Peter

24Peter

Lives in United States Dover, NJ, United States
Has a website at www.greatproductshots.com
Joined on Mar 24, 2005

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On Focus Stacking in Macro Photography article (127 comments in total)
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24Peter: Thanks Erez for your article. I use this technique for product photography. I have clients that produce micro-precision adjusters and other parts. The entire product must be in sharp focus for their catalogs & other marketing materials. I don't like to use the auto-blend option in Photoshop however. I use the File>Scripts>Load files into stack with the auto align option but then manually mask my layers to find the sharpest points of focus. The Photomerg/auto-blend processing in CS5 is too hit or miss for me.

I understand that but as I said I find it too hit or miss and I end up spending more time adjusting Photomerge's masks than if I just mask the layers myself. I stack my images in order (for instance, closest focus point at the top and so on) so it is easier to do it manually.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 15:36 UTC
On Focus Stacking in Macro Photography article (127 comments in total)

Thanks Erez for your article. I use this technique for product photography. I have clients that produce micro-precision adjusters and other parts. The entire product must be in sharp focus for their catalogs & other marketing materials. I don't like to use the auto-blend option in Photoshop however. I use the File>Scripts>Load files into stack with the auto align option but then manually mask my layers to find the sharpest points of focus. The Photomerg/auto-blend processing in CS5 is too hit or miss for me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 01:59 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
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24Peter: I don't shoot underwater scenes so am not sure of the answer, but I am wondering if he would have been better off placing all the strobes underwater to avoid the diffraction/ reflections from the surface on the backdrop and model. I find it distracting at best.

That said, I do like the concept and I'm sure the full rez images are breathtaking. And I certainly appreciate the effort to pull off a shoot like this.

Marcio - thanks for your reply. Let me ask: would strobes placed under the water "bounce" off the underside of the surface of the water and create a similar but subtler effect? You probably have a lot more knowledge/experience with this but I can't help but wonder if the desired surreal effect could have been obtained without all the wave interference patterns/ highlights caused by placing the lights above the water line.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 02:54 UTC

I don't shoot underwater scenes so am not sure of the answer, but I am wondering if he would have been better off placing all the strobes underwater to avoid the diffraction/ reflections from the surface on the backdrop and model. I find it distracting at best.

That said, I do like the concept and I'm sure the full rez images are breathtaking. And I certainly appreciate the effort to pull off a shoot like this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 00:44 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

Really amazing & inspiring :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 19:30 UTC as 50th comment
On The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching article (169 comments in total)

Hmmm... I guess I'm missing something since all this does is completely overexpose the skin. I've tried two different models with the same results. I have to dial down the opacity of the red channel layer to around 25% for it to be even moderately usable. Then it just looks like a Glamour Glow filter. But beyond that, the skin issues are still visible - just lighter. Anyone else notice this?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 20:53 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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