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Jewelry photography learning on PHOTIGY Live: shooting the ring

New format, new ideas and new challenges for PHOTIGY Live

We’ll have a different hangout from now on. It will be more shooting, less talking and shorter in duration. I do not¬†believe that we can do a good educational talk for 2 hours, and I am not sure how many people would watch such 2 hours hangout where we talk about somebody else’s photos (as you imagine, hangouts made not only for those who submitted the¬†assignments). The video either could be long but highly entertaining, where we would laugh for a few hours, or short, but educational.¬†

I was never good at entertaining people (at least when I talk English:-) So, I’ve¬†decided to do what I like the most.¬†¬†

 Watch the video, I explain the most of the ideas


Now, something which I did not say during the hangout: we’ll separate critique/review session and tutorial/ live shot parts of the hangout. Because 80% of photographers who submit assignments are not able to join hangouts, I want to provide critique by recording video¬†offline, and posting it¬†before¬†(or after) the¬†hangout.¬†

I may not be alone on this critique/review session, but I am sure this way we’ll be able to provide better a feedback to submitters. On the hangout I’ll be concentrating to show the technique and will do a live shot, tethered with screen sharing and lighting setup build. It should go for about 30 minutes. ¬†Then we’ll have Q&A session¬†for the rest of the hour. The total time of the hangout should never exceed one hour.¬†

I also would need an assistant who will help me during the hangout. It will be much easier to have someone to hold webcam and to show the particular pieces of the lighting setup, rather to have webcam on a fixed position like we had here. Also, assistant will help me with the setup build as well. So, if you know somebody who would be willing to learn studio photography by spending every other Wednesday 10PM-11PM in Alpharetta, let me know ;-)

Ok, lets back to the assignment submissions. 

Weekly assignment submissions


Take a look at the forum submission thread, we have many photographers explained how they did their shots, and few who posted the lighting setup: thank you Noah Katz, Paul Whittingham, Nicholas Moore and Fisher Londono. I always appreciate when photographers share their BTS stuff.

The winner is..

Jure Dimc

 Congratulations, Jure!

I’ll get back to you with the prize selection, it will be either the¬†lighting¬†system form our sponsor, B&Hphotovideo or a gift card, or something else:-)


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The nest assignment is: 

The glass of water. Go creative, do not limit yourself with these two words. However, the main idea is to explore ways to shoot water (clear liquid) in a glass (clear¬†subject). The deadline is Tuesday 4th of September. ¬†I’ll¬†lock the forum thread by the end of that Tuesday: next day, Wednesday, ¬†I’ll be recording a review of the submissions, and it will be posted right after the hangout.
Need some help learning such shot? Here you are: Liquid photography tutorials at Photigy

Submit your glases of water on the photigy forum, here: The glass of water shot submissions

 All the best guys, be passionate, not calm!:-)

1 responses on "Jewelry photography learning on PHOTIGY Live: shooting the ring"

  1. Alex,

    My name is Joshua Geiger (GeigerFoto) and I live in East Cobb. I would very much like to be your assistant for the hang-outs!! Please!! I need this more than you do. :D Where is best to talk to you about this?



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