I’ve been working on my photos, trying to make them better and trying to create a more cohesive look for my shop. It’s a struggle many of us grapple with at times. I need to acquire a relative or close friend who lives nearby and is an expert at product photos and willing to barter for jewelry! Short of that, I’m on my own.
Backgrounds and props (if you use them) are some of the elements that go into creating a great shot. Books tend to do a lot for photos, and I have a couple of light colored books that I’ve used over and over. But for pieces that called for a darker tone, I didn’t really have anything.
So, enter an old software testing book and some acrylic paints.
I will have to post some of my all time worst jewelry photos one day. I have a couple that might burn retinas. Sunglasses would be in order. At least I’m able to learn!