It will often be very hard to recapture the real beauty of your handmade jewellery in a digital photograph, especially since many jewellery pieces are created with shiny gemstones, pearls or crystals that reflect light back into the camera lens. The easy answer to resolve this issue is to direct light on your display area from all areas equally and eliminate the’flash’feature from your own digital camera. From personal experience, the best setup to do this should be to use approximately 3-4’halogen lamps’or’day light bulbs ‘. This may 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 the most professional looking pictures, it’s imperative to show your jewellery on either an attractive 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 more than likely make them dismiss the thought of buying from you.
I’ll 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 an attractive backdrop. There are many variants to the idea.
Our favourite should be to setup a well-lit flat work surface (as described before) by having an attractive cloth because the backdrop. I’d personally advise employing a material such as purple velvet making 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 or even b) using real female models (if you are able to afford one or even know someone attractive enough to pass as you!).
Method 2: For folks who are a bit more technologically-adept, I’d advise taking’stock image’type photographs with white backgrounds. That is achieved with a small canvas photography tent. These are available as a system 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 need to get yourself a near perfectly white background in your photo.
All that’s left to complete after going for a photo this way is to use a digital editing program such Adobe Photoshop or if your financial allowance is smaller, value programmes such as Microsoft Digital Image Suite (approximately £30-£40) can do the same job, to edit out the uneven gradient by either painting over the desired aspects of the backdrop with’white paint’or employing a background removal tool.