by Marijana Fraska. (Dubrovnik, Croatia) It's almost real summer here in Dubrovnik, hot and sunny. My husband loves photographing. In only two months I became beadaholic. So, we combined beading and photographing in this picturesque landscape and used the good weather to photograph my new items. Marijana Fraska Armella Mea … [Read more...] about Beading & Photography: Combining Our Passions
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 Kate. (Montana USA) I am considering hiring one or two live models to do a professional photo shoot here in a few months. Does it matter what clothing they wear--can they wear their own? Should I provide outfits, and do I need to get permission from or credit the clothes designers? Obviously we want as much focus on the jewelry as possible; I just don't want to … [Read more...] about Hiring Live Jewelry Models: Need Advice Please
by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, California USA) I have gotten in the habit of photographing each of the jewelry pieces I make. Not my favorite thing to do, but I have gotten better at it. I do this for several reasons. It's a record of what I've made, not for posterity, but so I can go back and refer to the piece if I get a request for the same or similar design. Of … [Read more...] about The Third Eye
by Rose Fresquez. (Denver, Colorado USA) Visibility of my Jewelry. I have a website now but having a chance for people to see it is been hard. I do well at craft shows but most shows being so expensive, it's hard to keep my prices reasonable, yet raising them means losing buyers. That's been quite challenging. Rose Fresquez Comments: Building your … [Read more...] about Jewelry Designer
by Amy Volchok. (New Jersey USA) One morning a few weeks ago, as I stumbled into my studio contemplating my day ahead, a beautiful red and green leaf was laying there waiting for me. I knew instantly that my husband left it there for me, because this particular one was gorgeous and as a message to me that the summer would be over soon and fall is close behind. He … [Read more...] about Photo Idea
by Andrea Tanner. Starting a jewelry business on a student budget is not ideal, but that's all I had to work with when starting my dream. I became very creative with my resources. I knew that in a retail business, especially with accessories, appearance is everything. So to make my website look like a serious business, I needed to make the images of my jewelry look … [Read more...] about Build a Tabletop Photography Studio for Your Jewelry
by Pam G. (Georgia USA) Hi Rena, Thank you sooo much for this site. I am a jewelry designer and artist. I started creating jewelry many years ago in New York and sold many of my pieces as a vendor and just going into various stores and making sales. Fast forward to the future, I now live in Georgia. My passion for creating jewelry is as strong as ever and I am excited … [Read more...] about Trying to Get Good Images of My Jewelry is Difficult and Time Consuming!
Thank you so much for your helpful article on using a scanner to photograph jewelry. I was about to give up on getting good pictures of my jewelry with a digital camera after spending hours and hours trying (and failing) to get good photos. The scanner is so much easier and foolproof! I do have one question, though. Sometimes my scanned jewelry photos turn out really … [Read more...] about Using a Scanner to Photograph Jewelry – What to Do About Dark Photos?
by Janine. (Holliston, Massachusetts USA) A friend of mine takes great photos. She loves my jewelry and suggested one day that we should go out and take photos of it. She volunteered to become my model. It was so much fun I don't think she felt odd about being in front of the camera! She helped me by directing the angling of the shots and lighting. I have taken … [Read more...] about I Became The Photographer, The Photographer Became the Model
by Twiggy. (Vancouver WA) This is a stretch bracelet made from double drilled shell sticks and glass seed beads. Nothing fancy. I set them up on a light box I created using a frosted piece of glass over a clear tupperware box and placed a light bulb at the top. I used silk grapes and grape leaves for the background and set a digital camera on close up and 1.1 and edited the … [Read more...] about Shell Stretch Bracelet
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. I've found that using scanners for photographing jewelry can be an easy way to get pretty good photos of my work. For several years, I shot all of my jewelry photos using an ordinary desktop scanner. It's fast, easy, and you can get beautiful results. Below, I'll give you some neat tips for achieving excellent … [Read more...] about How to Use Scanners for Photographing Jewelry
by Rena Klingenberg. You can make your own light box or photo tent to use with lamps for photographing your jewelry. The light box or tent filters the light, preventing glare and reflections on your jewels. You can buy commercially-made boxes and tents for photographing jewelry, but they can be expensive. A Roundup of Ideas for Making a Light Box / Photo … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Light Box