It will often be quite difficult to fully capture the actual beauty of your handmade jewellery in a digital photograph, especially since many jewellery pieces are manufactured with shiny gemstones, pearls or crystals that reflect light back into the camera lens. The easy answer to resolve this issue is always to direct light on your display area from all areas equally and take away the’flash’feature from your own digital camera. From personal experience, the best setup to take action would be to use approximately 3-4’halogen lamps’or’day light bulbs ‘. This may allow for adequate lighting from all angles that you intend to take your photo from without depending on the glare-inducing flash of the camera.
For the absolute most professional looking pictures, it’s imperative to show your jewellery on either a nice-looking background or perhaps a engraved picture necklace Essex universally plain white background. Backgrounds with uneven gradients, ugly colours or unattractive designs are extremely off-putting to potential customers and will likely cause 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 many variants to this idea.
My personal favourite would be to setup a well-lit flat work surface (as described before) by having an attractive cloth as the backdrop. I’d personally advise employing a material such as for example purple velvet which makes for a far 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 such as a busts as well as b) using real female models (if you are able to afford one as well as know someone attractive enough to pass as you!).
Method 2: For folks who are much more technologically-adept, I’d advise taking’stock image’type photographs with white backgrounds. This is achieved using a small canvas photography tent. These are available as a set 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 ought to obtain a near perfectly white background in your photo.
All that is left to accomplish after going for a photo in this way is to utilize 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) is going to do exactly the same job, to edit out the uneven gradient by either painting over the specified regions of the back ground with’white paint’or employing a background removal tool.