Photographing Jewelry

Tips for photographing jewelry with scanners and digital cameras for professional looking photos. Easy tips for using photo editing software for the finishing touch on your jewelry photos.

How Do You Create Your Jewelry Photos?

by Mike Blenkinsop. (Bali) Just signed up to your newsletter and getting inspired to contributing in the future. I’m impressed with your tutorials and especially the fresh photo’s… Can you share the method you deploy in capturing these and any editing used? Regards, Mike Mike Blenkinsop Melamun

Purple Labradorite Necklace

by Tina Murphy. (Kennewick, WA) I fell in Love with the New Purple Labradorite the moment I saw it! A relatively new discovery from Madagascar. Radiant colors of purples, Raspberry and orange are common! This piece is wrapped in Argentium Silver with a long Ethiopian Welo Opal and Amethyst necklace. Capturing the flash of a […]

Tips for Photographing Models Wearing Your Jewelry

by Rebecca Brooks. This post by Rebecca Brooks is a response to Getting Your Friends to Model Your Jewelry by Alyson Garvey. Now You know the untapped reservoir of free models! Our friends and family are always more than happy to dress up. You might be surprised who would enjoy being a model for a […]

How to Photograph Tiny Earrings?

by Nancy Keane. (Florida) I need advice on photographing tiny earrings so that they look as delicate as they are while still showing details and looking as important as larger pieces. Unfortunately, the small items end up looking the same size as large pieces. For uniformity I normally photograph against a white background using a […]

Jewelry Photography Made Easy

by Shari Lynn Gardner. (Sterling Heights, Michigan) Selling your jewelry online with any of the different store options, from Etsy to Amazon Hand Made, or Artfire to eBay all require photography of your item to be clear, close to show the item entirely and bright to show all the details, and most require a white […]

Holiday Photo Props for Jewelry

by Tamara. (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Here are a couple of simple but festive props for displaying or photographing holiday jewelry. I was pleased with my results and wanted to share them. The backdrop I used for some of the shots was an inexpensive tree skirt (or snow blanket) available at craft and fabric stores. For […]

Taking Photos That Work

by Diana White. (Upstate New York) I’m writing to share some examples of why investing some funds and spending the time to take the best photos possible is really key to marketing your work online. I’m sharing here some pictures that progress from my early work, and the abysmal photos I took, to my more […]

The Secret to My Amazing Jewelry Photos

by Shirin. (Boston, VA) I have been asked (on numerous occasions) to share the secret to my professionally-looking photos taken in the comfort of my own home. Guess what? I am sharing it for the first time ever, and I am doing it here on JMJ to pay Rena back for all the great info […]

Natural Props Add Pizazz

by Gloria von Muhlen. (Pembroke, Ontario Canada) Photographing your jewelry well is so important if you want your creation to sell. Indoor lighting can be challenging for a novice photographer, and finding excellent props to enhance your creation can also be tricky. May I suggest photographing outdoors where one has ample lighting and natural props. […]

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