Now I understand that the best option was to hire a retoucher to make the process faster. And now I have one in my team but back then the budget of the shoot didn't allow me this. I am incredibly grateful for this experience because it helped me realize my value as a professional and the importance of valuing my time.
The shoot lasted for 7 hours, and we captured hundreds of great photos featuring various pieces of jewelry. After selecting the best shots with the owner, Evgeniya, we ended up with over 200 photos. To achieve the results I envisioned, we needed to deeply retouch all of the photos. This would require several days of work, and possibly weeks if I were to do it alone.
I love the photos we captured during the shoot, but I want to be honest with you. Only those who can admit their mistakes can learn from them. During the shoot, I made a mistake by attempting to jump higher than I was capable of at that moment.