It will often be quite difficult to capture the true beauty of your handmade jewellery in an electronic photograph, especially because so many jewellery pieces are made with shiny gemstones, pearls or crystals that reflect light back into the camera lens. The straightforward answer to eliminate this problem is always to direct light onto your display area from all areas equally and eliminate the’flash’feature from your digital camera. From personal experience, the most effective setup to do so should be to use approximately 3-4’halogen lamps’or’day light bulbs ‘. This will enable 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 is imperative to produce your jewellery on either a stylish background or even 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 probably make them dismiss the notion of buying from you.
I will briefly cover two solutions to producing photos of your jewellery with professional looking backgrounds:
Method 1: The simplest method for an expert looking background is to produce them on a stylish backdrop. There are lots of variants to the idea.
My own favourite should be to setup a well-lit flat work surface (as described before) having an attractive cloth since the backdrop. I would personally advise utilizing a material such as for example purple velvet which makes for an even more luxurious vibe in the last 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 to afford one or even know someone attractive enough to pass as you!).
Method 2: For many who are a little 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 package 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 ought to obtain a near perfectly white background in your photo.
All that’s left to do after taking a photo in this manner is to employ 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) is going to do the same job, to edit out the uneven gradient by either painting over the required regions of the back ground with’white paint’or utilizing a background removal tool.