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
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 Pamela Lo Piccolo. (Bella Piazza Hand Crafted Jewelry) When I first starting taking pictures of my jewelry, I was taking the picture too far away and couldn't quite get the right light. It was time to learn something about all those features on my camera like the Macro feature and White Balance. If your camera has these features, use them! They make a world of … [Read more...] about Light Box for Photographing Jewelry
by Rena Klingenberg. Indirect natural light is an ideal lighting for jewelry photos. But when you can't coordinate the sun with your photo shoot, daylight light bulbs are a good substitute. I've been using "Ecosmart" brand 40-watt equivalent Daylight Compact Fluorescent bulbs when I don't have sunlight. (I don't have any affiliation with this light bulb … [Read more...] about Light Bulbs for Photographing Jewelry
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Here are some quick jewelry photography success tips for getting the best pictures possible with your homemade $15 photo studio and a digital camera. First, you'll need to have a digital camera with the right features to get sharp, clear pictures. For features and recommended cameras, see Digital Camera Tips. 1) Choose a … [Read more...] about Jewelry Photography Success Tips for Your$15 Photo Studio
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. The best digital cameras for photographing jewelry include two important features - a macro mode and a white balance control. These two "tools" are especially important in jewelry photography so you can get super close-up, clear shots and adjust for the color cast of your lighting so you pictures accurately represent your … [Read more...] about Digital Camera Tips for Photographing Jewelry
How to Make My $15.00 Photo Studio © by Cheryl Coccaro; all rights reserved. Jewelry photography lighting can be tricky when using a digital camera. But every jewelry artist needs to be able take great photos for their website, promotional materials, and eBay or other auction sites. When I first started selling on eBay I needed a better method for taking photos … [Read more...] about Easy Jewelry Photography with a Digital Camera
by Alyson Garvey. When I began making jewelry several years ago, I never knew it would explode into such an incredible, profitable side-business. Most of my revenue comes from several yearly craft shows, selling in a few local boutiques, and sending eye-catching postcards to people on my mailing list for each show. However, nothing seems to work better than … [Read more...] about Getting Your Friends to Model Your Jewelry
© by Dawn Woodward; all rights reserved. Following a recent "inspiration gathering" visit to the wonderful city of Paris, I am still awe-struck and dreamy at the utter beauty of the jewellery shop window displays I encountered there. The Inspiration The little independent shops, with windows displaying beautiful French costume jewellery on stacked cushions, layered … [Read more...] about A Window of Opportunity – Parisian Inspiration
by Stephenie Gardella. (Dream Again Jewelry) Gimp Photo Editing to Make Your Jewelry Photos Look Professional We all know how hard it can be for us, as amateur photographers, to get great, professional looking photos of our jewelry. I have a few little secrets that have helped me with my photos immensely. I am not someone who can take the perfect picture without … [Read more...] about Gimp Photo Editing
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Photographing jewelry is an important skill for jewelry artists, because jewelry is a visual product. Although there are challenges involved in jewelry photography, you can easily get some really professional looking photos using flatbed scanners or digital cameras. To sell your jewelry online - from your website, eBay or … [Read more...] about Tips for Photographing Jewelry
© by MaryLou Holvenstot; all rights reserved. I've often taken my jewelry outside so that I can photograph it in a natural setting, but sometimes the weather just doesn't cooperate. I'm just not satisfied with having all my jewelry photographed against a white background or on a model, so I'm always on the lookout for different and interesting ways to photograph the … [Read more...] about A Versatile Background for Photographing Jewelry
by Mallori Frazier. (Elenel Custom Jewelry) When asking for feedback on my jewelry, I notice that most experienced designers respond with... "Make sure you take great photos and use the right lighting..." I have a pretty decent camera and use the macro option, but not sure how to get that professional look. Any tips? Also, please feel free to take a … [Read more...] about Tips for Good Lighting?