Rare Studio LA open house 

Rare Studio LA open house 

 

Main Event Time: Sunday 03/18 1-3pm (female models 1-2pm | male models 2-3pm)

Try to make it on Sunday but if you are not available Tu 03/20 1-2pm would work too.

Location: 5885 Rickenbacker Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90040 (google map works better for our address) 

Parking: There will be a lot of empty parking space on Sunday. 

Feel free to bring a friend.

 

For female models: Please bring a dress, a pair of high heels and a bikini. Natural make up and hair. 10-20 images of yourself on a thumb drive or airdrop on your iPhone would work too. 

 

For Make models: Please come with casual formal outfit, boxer underneath. 10-20 images of yourself on a thumb drive or airdrop on your iPhone would work too. 

 

There will be a short interview followed by a short photo shoot. 

Product Photography Retouching and editing

Clipping layer mask

This process is basically tracing the subject to "strip" the subject from the background, so you can drop the product/ subject on different backgrounds. 

 

Color adjustment

Camera white balance setting, lighting and lighting modifiers and both produce inaccurate colors compare with the subject's real color. Here at Rare Studio LA, we use X-rite color checker so you will have the best color reproduction of your product. After making sure your color is accurate, we will adjust the contrast, highlights and shadows to make sure they look even better than the real thing.

 

Retouching

This process is to remove imperfections on the product. Instances like removing dust, scratch, unwanted reflections... For high-end clients, making sure the product is "pixel perfect".

 

Compositing

Certain product requires specific lighting for certain parts and then compositing into one image so the product will have the "perfect" lighting that is physically impossible to do. 

Payment

If you are coming for the photo shoot:

50% of the estimate is due at the photo shoot for standard turnaround time which is 5-8 days. The rest is due before the delivery of final images. Free rush 3-5 day delivery available if full payment is paid at the end of the photo shoot. 24hr delivery is available at extra cost subject to volume and availability. 

If you are shipping/drop off your product:

50% of the estimate is due at the photo shoot for standard turnaround time which is 5-8 days. The rest is due before the delivery of final images. Free rush 3-5 day delivery available if full payment is paid upfront. 24hr delivery is available at extra cost subject to volume and availability. 

Accepted Payment:

Cash, Check, Venmo, Chase Quickpay (Zelle), PayPal (+3% transaction fee). No credit card accepted at the moment. 

For checks, please make it to Songkai Dai, Venmo: @ronnie-dai , PayPal: songkaironniedai@gmail.com , Zelle/Chase Quickpay: ronniedai@yahoo.com

All studio sessions will be shot tether to the latest 27” iMac with glorious 5K display so you can see the photos in large screen as we shoot.