It will often be very hard to capture the actual beauty of your handmade jewellery in a digital photograph, especially because so many jewellery pieces are made with shiny gemstones, pearls or crystals that reflect light back in the camera lens. The easy answer to resolve this issue would be to direct light on your display area from all areas equally and eliminate the’flash’feature from your digital camera. From personal experience, the very best setup to take action is always to use approximately 3-4’halogen lamps’or’day light bulbs ‘. This can allow for adequate lighting from all angles that you want to take your photo from without counting on the glare-inducing flash of the camera.
For probably the most professional looking pictures, it is imperative to show your jewellery on either a nice-looking background or perhaps a universally plain photo jewellery white background. Backgrounds with uneven gradients, ugly colours or unattractive designs are extremely off-putting to potential customers and will probably lead them to dismiss the thought of buying from you.
I will briefly cover two solutions to producing photos of your jewellery with professional looking backgrounds:
Method 1: The easiest method for a specialist looking background is to show them on a nice-looking backdrop. There are numerous variants to the idea.
My own favourite is always to setup a well-lit flat surface (as described before) by having an attractive cloth since the backdrop. I would personally advise employing a material such as for example purple velvet helping to make for a more luxurious vibe in the final picture.
Other ideas for professional, attractive backdrops include: a) displaying your jewellery on mannequins/smaller replica parts of the body like a busts as well as b) using real female models (if you can afford one as well as know someone attractive enough to pass as you!).
Method 2: For people who are much more technologically-adept, I would advise taking’stock image’type photographs with white backgrounds. This is achieved using a small canvas photography tent. These can be bought as a kit with usually 2 halogen lights for approximately £30 ($45) and are really worth this value. By shining these bright lights onto the plain white background in the mini-tent, you should get yourself a near perfectly white background in your photo.
All that is left to accomplish after going for a photo this way is to employ a digital editing program such Adobe Photoshop or if your financial allowance is smaller, value programmes such as for example Microsoft Digital Image Suite (approximately £30-£40) can do the exact same job, to edit out the uneven gradient by either painting over the desired regions of the back ground with’white paint’or employing a background removal tool.