My First Encounter with Jewelry Photography
I had been recently asked by way of a client who owns a local jewelry store to consider some photos of his jewelry so he could post on his site, and also try and 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 that i did product photography in the past, but never in jewelry. I had heard it’s as tough to photograph jewelry since it is kids and animals, but I’ve for ages been one for the challenge and hate being beaten, thus i made a decision to accept the job and find out others as I went along.
Before I went along to his store, I needless to say charged my battery in the Nikon 810c Charger and so i was good to go. My first trial as to what I needed was really a freebie to him to learn methods to do the work, and also to establish the very best placed in his own store. He allow me to work with a room that looked like something out of your Godfather to take the photos. So I brought my equipment along, my lighting equipment, tripod, camera, Nikon EN-EL23 charger, spare battery, and a white backdrop to attempt to have a consistent image. This became my first mistake. I set my equipment up, camera on tripod, lighting stands, and the ring about the white backdrop. My lighting wasn’t adequate for any start and whatever way I moved it, made little difference. I attempted all kinds of angles and also took out my backdrop to find a more unique strategy for presenting the jewelry. Frustration was setting in fast. The white background the white gold in the rings was making it tough to obtain a good result. After a number of hours trying, I made the decision the things i was doing wasn’t working. I was not happy together with the results.
I made a decision to bring along up and perform some more research and will come back at another time. Thinking about it deeper, one thing I needed was really a dedicated lighting tent. They were available cheaper than $100, I got myself one, it was actually 17″ x 17″ x 17″ so an excellent size for doing not just jewelry. It had LED lighting stitched in, and a choice of four backdrop colors, black, white, gray and a light blue. I purchased the tent, and when 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 new jewelry, the results were very encouraging. I had excellent lighting, and more importantly, it had been consistent. I immediately contacted my client and arranged another holiday to try the tent out as well as see the results. Again, it was a freebie when i was determined to buy this right for him before going full force into photographing his entire stock. The outcome were significantly better, I surely could obtain that consistent look as well as the lighting was great, but there seemed to be still more to get done. You can find out what else I have done in this article to make for additional professional looking photos.