My First Encounter with Jewelry Photography
I had been recently asked by a client who owns a neighborhood jewelry store for taking some photos of his jewelry so he could post on his site, plus try and sell on eBay. I had built his site for him (my primary occupation is webdesign, but I do dabble in photography a touch too) and so i did product photography previously, but never in jewelry. I had heard it’s as difficult to photograph jewelry because it is kids and animals, but I’ve for ages been one for the challenge and hate being beaten, and so i chose to accept the task and figure out the others because i went along.
Before I traveled to his store, I obviously charged my battery in the Get one Here and so i was all set. My first trial with what I had was actually a freebie to him to discover approaches to perform work, and also to establish the very best placed in their own store. He permit me to work with a room that looked like something from the Godfather to take the photos. Therefore I brought my equipment along, my lighting equipment, tripod, camera, Nikon EN-EL23 charger, spare battery, as well as a white backdrop to attempt to have a consistent image. This is my first mistake. I set my equipment up, camera on tripod, lighting stands, and the ring in the white backdrop. My lighting wasn’t good enough to get a start and whatever way I moved it, made little difference. I used all types of angles and even took out my backdrop to locate a more unique way of presenting the jewelry. Frustration was setting in fast. The white background and the white gold from the rings was making it hard to get a better result. After a number of hours trying, I decided a few things i was doing wasn’t working. I used to be unsatisfied together with the results.
I chose to bring along up and perform some more research and would come back at another time. Considering it deeper, one thing I needed was actually a dedicated lighting tent. These were available cheaper than $100, I purchased one, it absolutely was 17″ x 17″ x 17″ so a good size for doing more than just jewelry. It had LED lighting stitched in, and a selection of four backdrop colors, black, white, gray plus a light blue. I got myself the tent, and as soon as arrived set it up, and took some shots of my wife’s jewelry. What 86dexmpky difference. Although my wife’s jewelry didn’t sparkle as completely new jewelry, the outcome were very encouraging. I needed excellent lighting, and most importantly, it was actually consistent. I immediately contacted my client and arranged another visit to try the tent out as well as begin to see the results. Again, it had been a freebie while i was determined to buy this appropriate for him before you go full force into photographing his entire stock. The outcome were much better, I was able to have that consistent look and also the lighting was great, but there is still more to get done. You will discover what else I did in the following article to make for additional professional looking photos.