It can sometimes be very hard to capture the actual beauty of your handmade jewellery in an electronic photograph, especially because so many jewellery pieces are created with shiny gemstones, pearls or crystals that reflect light back into the camera lens. The straightforward answer to eliminate this issue would be to direct light onto your display area from all areas equally and take away the’flash’feature from your digital camera. From personal experience, the most effective setup to do this should be to use approximately 3-4’halogen lamps’or’day light bulbs ‘. This can permit adequate lighting from all angles that you intend to take your photo from without relying on the glare-inducing flash of the camera.
For probably the most professional looking pictures, it’s imperative to produce your jewellery on either an attractive background or a universally plain photo jewellery white background. Backgrounds with uneven gradients, ugly colours or unattractive designs are very off-putting to potential customers and will more than likely cause them to dismiss the idea of buying from you.
I’ll briefly cover two methods to producing photos of your 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 numerous variants to the idea.
My own favourite should be to setup a well-lit flat surface (as described before) having an attractive cloth since the backdrop. I would personally advise utilizing a material such as for instance purple velvet making for a more luxurious vibe in the last picture.
Other ideas for professional, attractive backdrops include: a) displaying your jewellery on mannequins/smaller replica body parts such as a busts as well as b) using real female models (if you are able one as well as know someone attractive enough to pass together!).
Method 2: For folks who are a bit more technologically-adept, I would advise taking’stock image’type photographs with white backgrounds. That is achieved using a small canvas photography tent. These can be purchased as a kit with usually 2 halogen lights for approximately £30 ($45) and are certainly worth this value. By shining these bright lights onto the plain white background in the mini-tent, you ought to get yourself a near perfectly white background in your photo.
All that is left to complete 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 instance Microsoft Digital Image Suite (approximately £30-£40) is going to do the same job, to edit out the uneven gradient by either painting over the specified aspects of the back ground with’white paint’or utilizing a background removal tool.