Jewelry photography

Jewelry photography, Markus Hartel, New York

Jewelry photography, Markus Hartel, New York

Jewelry photography, Markus Hartel, New York

Jewelry photography, Markus Hartel, New York

2-light set-up, one strobe from above, diffused through parchment paper, one frontal strobe for sparkles, white reflectors on either side for shape. Very little post processing, contrast etc., reflection on black plexiglass. Note to self: black plexiglass needs to get dusted & cleaned before every shot, especially when a long haired Ragdoll cat is floating around.

Jewelry photography, Markus Hartel, New York

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I love technology!

markus hartel photography and design live web cam

markus hartel photography and design live web cam

I love technology! A good designer friend and I got together yesterday and we rambled on about the shortcomings of the creative industry and life in general. We have been friends since the early nineties, when he interned in my design shop in Germany… That being said, we have a very aligned taste in graphic design (we’re publishing a design magazine in the iTunes store) and he showed me a web site, where someone is using their web cam in a very novel way. I remembered using a web cam to check on my large format printer back in the day and intrigued by the idea, I went to work and set up a live feed in my home office. The blog images are being cached in various instances – if you want to see me slaving away sitting at my desk all day long, feel free to stop by at my live feed, or say hello on my facebook page or on twitter

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More Water Splash High Speed Photography

This time I used a 40° gridded strobe from the right and flagged the glass’ bottom from unnecessary light spill. I also got a lot smarter about the water spilling around and used a boot tray to contain the excess water.

note: the flash duration of the Speedotron seems to be a whole lot lower than the Canon EX430 speedlite I used in my previous experiment. Ergo, a bigger, more powerful light is not necessarily a better light.

setup shot #HTCOne
Markus Hartel still life photography, New York

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