when it comes to jewelry photography. The funny thing is, back when I was taking bad photos, I didn’t even know they were bad. I took them to have historical documentation of my work. I’m glad I have them especially because I can see growth through the years. But, back to the pictures…
Here is a bracelet I re-photographed. I am very happy with the result. I think the bracelet comes to life and think the rich colors of the bracelet and background complement each other nicely.
This is a really bad photos of the same bracelet. I didn’t have the lighting right. I didn’t know how to get a sense of dimension. I don’t know what I was thinking with the crumpled paper bag thing. I have worked a lot of things out since then.
Photography is not my field of study and I have huge respect for those who do it well. I didn’t pay much attention before, but now, when I flip through magazines and catalogs, I think about the photographers, stylists, editors, and other people it takes to get great looking product shots. They do it so well and make it look effortless.