My First Encounter with Jewelry Photography
I used to be recently asked by way of a client who owns a nearby jewelry store to take some photos of his jewelry so he could post on his site, as well as try to sell on eBay. I needed built his site for him (my primary occupation is webdesign, but I do dabble in photography a little too) and I have done product photography before, but never in jewelry. I had heard it’s as challenging to photograph jewelry since it is kids and animals, but I’ve always been one for the challenge and hate being beaten, and so i decided to accept the work and determine the rest as I went along.
Before I went along to his store, I naturally charged my battery in its Nikon P610 Charger thus i was ready to go. My first trial with what I needed was really a freebie to him to learn methods to perform work, as well as to establish the most effective set up in his very own store. He i want to use a room that looked like something out of your Godfather to take the photos. And So I brought my equipment along, my lighting equipment, tripod, camera, Nikon EN-EL23 charger, spare battery, and a white backdrop to try to obtain a consistent image. It was my first mistake. I set my equipment up, camera on tripod, lighting stands, and also the ring about the white backdrop. My lighting wasn’t adequate for any start and whatever way I moved it, made little difference. I tried all types of angles as well as took out my backdrop to identify a more unique means of presenting the jewelry. Frustration was setting in fast. The white background the white gold in the rings was making it hard to get a good result. After a number of hours trying, I made the decision the things i was doing wasn’t working. I found myself not satisfied using the results.
I made a decision to bring along up and do some more research and will come back at another time. Thinking about it deeper, the very first thing I needed had been a dedicated lighting tent. They were available for less than $100, I got myself one, it had been 17″ x 17″ x 17″ so an effective size for doing not only jewelry. It had LED lighting stitched in, and a selection of four backdrop colors, black, white, gray and a light blue. I got myself the tent, and once arrived set it up up, and took some shots of my wife’s jewelry. What 86dexmpky difference. Although my wife’s jewelry didn’t sparkle as brand-new jewelry, the final results were very encouraging. I had excellent lighting, and even more importantly, it was actually consistent. I immediately contacted my client and arranged another vacation to try the tent out as well as start to see the results. Again, it had been a freebie as I was going to have this appropriate for him prior to going full force into photographing his entire stock. The outcomes were a lot better, I was able to get that consistent look and the lighting was great, but there is still more to be done. You can find out what else I have done in the following article to make for more professional looking photos.