Photoshop expert producing digitally enhanced photography
To create many of his images, Rich combines his skills as both an award winning advertising photographer and a nationally recognized Photoshop expert. All of the retouching, compositing and enhancing is done personally by him.
Sometimes the best way to create a particular look or solve a technical problem is to combine or composite several photos. Because of his knowledge of optics; lighting; perspective; Photoshop and numerous other image processing programs; and literally hundreds of post-production techniques; he can provide cost-effective solutions to practically every problem.
Extraordinary results require extraordinary means
Product photos that were composited in Photoshop: Top
This digitally enhanced photo was composited from four images: the flashlight by itself to light the product to best advantage; the model holding the flashlight in the same position; a shot for the forward beam and the last for the rear lights. They were then composited in Photoshop, including moving the switch down ever so slightly so it was visible below the fireman's glove. Then additional work was done to fade the image into darkness to allow for white text; subdue the red in the bottom of the fireman's coat; stretch the coat under the light; and enhance product details.
Two of the photos that were composited in Photoshop: Top
Four of the 17 images that were combined in Photoshop: Top
The enhanced image above was created by compositing seventeen photographs taken with different lighting arrangements. Then additional work was done in Photoshop to remove dust and imperfections, enhance the face and the feel of the metal, and add the background glow.
You can see from the above examples the great advantage of having a photographer who is also a Photoshop Expert / Artist.
Rich Quindry is an internationally recognized commercial photographer and Photoshop expert and produces Digitally Enhanced Photography.
How and why photos are digitally enhanced
This digitally enhanced photograph was created by compositing several images in Photoshop taken over a period of a few hours. Then additional retouching was done to remove the car; add flowers; enhance the sky; pump the color; subdue the computer screen; clean the curb; etc
Double necked flask
Primary image used to create the image: Top
Finished digitally enhanced image: Below
This image was created in Photoshop for an ad announcing the merger of two oil refining companies. Pour photos were added; the background was removed; the color of the oil was changed; printing and internal reflections were removed from the flask; the single neck was changed to two; type was added and curved to the flask; ripples added to the oil surface; reflections created; etc.