It can sometimes be very hard to fully capture the actual beauty of your handmade jewellery in an electronic digital photograph, especially because so many jewellery pieces are made with shiny gemstones, pearls or crystals that reflect light back in the camera lens. The easy answer to resolve this problem would be to direct light onto your display area from all areas equally and take away the’flash’feature from your digital camera. From personal experience, the very best setup to do so should be to use approximately 3-4’halogen lamps’or’day light bulbs ‘. This can permit adequate lighting from all angles that you intend to take your photo from without relying on the glare-inducing flash of the camera.
For the absolute most professional looking pictures, it’s imperative to show your jewellery on either an attractive background or perhaps a universally plain photo jewellery white background. Backgrounds with uneven gradients, ugly colours or unattractive designs are extremely off-putting to potential customers and will likely make them dismiss the notion of buying from you.
I will briefly cover two methods to producing photos of your jewellery with professional looking backgrounds:
Method 1: The easiest method for a professional looking background is to show them on an attractive backdrop. There are many variants to the idea.
Our favourite should be to setup a well-lit flat surface (as described before) with an attractive cloth since the backdrop. I’d personally advise employing a material such as for example purple velvet making for a far more luxurious vibe in the final picture.
Other ideas for professional, attractive backdrops include: a) displaying your jewellery on mannequins/smaller replica areas of the body such as a busts or even b) using real female models (if you can afford one or even know someone attractive enough to pass together!).
Method 2: For people who are much more technologically-adept, I’d advise taking’stock image’type photographs with white backgrounds. That is achieved using a small canvas photography tent. These can be bought as a kit with usually 2 halogen lights for approximately £30 ($45) and are really worth this value. By shining these bright lights onto the plain white background in the mini-tent, you need to get a near perfectly white background in your photo.
All that is left to complete after having a photo this way is to utilize 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) will do the exact same job, to edit out the uneven gradient by either painting over the required areas of the back ground with’white paint’or employing a background removal tool.