by Rena Klingenberg. What do you think about using live models when photographing your jewelry pieces that you plan to sell? Here I'll present some points both for and against using live models - and I hope you'll leave a comment to share your thoughts on this issue. Benefits of Having Live Models Wearing Your Jewelry in Photos First, a live model definitely … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Using Live Models When 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.
by Rena Klingenberg. The camera in your phone can be a handy tool for your jewelry business. (Aside from using it to take pictures of your jewelry!) Here are 8 ways I've used mine: 1. Keep People's Business Card Info Whenever you receive someone's business card that you plan to keep, snap a photo of it. That way you'll always have their info with you, on … [Read more...] about 8 Clever Ways to Use Your Camera for Your Jewelry Business
by Annie Laughton. (Australia) When selling my pieces online, the photos are the most important thing to grab the buyer's attention. After investing in a photocube and good camera, I began to improve my photos exponentially. The addition of the rock is for two reasons - one it is something to lean the pendants on rather than photographing them flat, and two - it … [Read more...] about Picture Perfect – Photographing Jewelry
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 … [Read more...] about How Do You Create Your Jewelry Photos?
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 Labradorite can be tricky but I'm … [Read more...] about Purple Labradorite Necklace
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 day. Years ago when I used to do freelance hair and makeup for … [Read more...] about Tips for Photographing Models Wearing Your Jewelry
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 macro lens and natural … [Read more...] about How to Photograph Tiny Earrings?
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 background. This can be achieved much easier than you … [Read more...] about Jewelry Photography Made Easy
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 other shots I used a mini brandy snifter to hang … [Read more...] about Holiday Photo Props for Jewelry
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 recent work and some much improved (though never perfect) … [Read more...] about Taking Photos That Work
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 she shares so graciously with all of us. I have learned a lot of useful tips when I was … [Read more...] about The Secret to My Amazing Jewelry Photos
by Elise Krentzel. I’d like to know if watermarking jewelry photos really makes any sense? I tend to think not. Of course anything can be stolen in this world, from intellectual property to design. The point is, can someone produce it consistently in the same quality and touch. Probably not. What’s your take on it? Elise … [Read more...] about Is Watermarking Photos Really Necessary?