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