I don't usually post blogs about post production, but thought I'd show you a 'before and after' from this recent shoot.
I was contacted by Danny, who I have worked with repeatedly over the last few years, when he had finished building his first set of show piece Mini Wall Art collection. He had the great idea of slicing up and reconditioning old Mini's for display as art pieces, with working lights and everything - so cool :) While building the website, he realised that he needed to show these cars off in their best light so asked me to photograph his first four off the production line.
I went to see him in his warehouse and what you see above is the result of the shoot. If you up for a little game you can play a little 'spot the difference' between the first and second shots then see if you can find all the spots I retouched. (I would give you a number but there are too many to count!)
…And, if you want to cheat, you can read this list of what I played with...
There were a few marks on the wall I needed to clean off, as well as the reflections in the bodywork (if you look really closely you can see me and the rest of the warehouse), the struts holding the car to the wall that you could see through the windows, marks on the glass, remove the wall to the left, and the soft box on the top left, the light switches on the right and then smooth the body work, retouch the hot spots and get rid of the power cable, then finally, brighten, sharpen and colour correct.
The post production took far longer than the actual shoot, almost four times as long, but short of remaking the struts and repainting the walls each time there was no way around it - one of the perks of shooting on a digital camera!
If you are interested in having a look for yourself, feel free to contact Danny through his website - http://www.vehiclewallart.com
flash you later x