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Jewellery Photography

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by Kaiser, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. My wife designs and makes jewellery and she asked to make some shots for a submission to an exhibition. Could you let me know what you think about this? Thanks.

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  2. Dave_Canada

    Dave_Canada Guest

    I like the lighting effect.
    I'm assuming its a necklace maybe theres a way of showing it so you can gauge the size so it can easily be identified.
  3. Daniel-Swe

    Daniel-Swe Guest

    The stuff looks nice!
    What kind of lens did you use?
    I think its a little bit to bright/light where the light is... from center to 6 a clock
    I think to hard contrasting to the dark parts...
  4. I shot this with the 28-70
  5. caraman


    May 23, 2007
    Dumfries, VA
    I think the background and reflections are distracting... Might be better shot on flat black surface...
  6. Here is a comparative sample. You need better background/lighting to really show off her considerable talent.

  7. Thanks for the comments. I am not sure I like the Pearl photo - it looks a little boring to me. Anyway, here is another version with different lighting.

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  8. just not sharp enough
  9. Maybe the downsampling but believe me the original is VERY sharp
  10. joepilot


    Mar 21, 2007
    Richmond Va.
    I see the light shift in a couple of the glass balls would a flash from a different angle make it pop. Christian you can put what I know about lighting and setup in less than a second.
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  11. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    a bit too dark.
  12. do like the second shot.....is this a necklace? david sorry...this post is in the wrong place.
  13. I like #2 the best.
  14. #2 is very good -- #1 is on a slight angle which looks accidental while #2 is obvious in its intent.
  15. photographix

    photographix Guest

    they are both good shot's. I think #1 is more dynamic. maybe a squar crop?
    I like the lighting....rick
  16. Pesto126


    Apr 13, 2006
    Northeast USA
    The 2nd is a better shot.. but the beads still seem flat to me. I think you need some add'l lights angled in to help create the 3d effect.. I would also lighten it up a bit as I agree it is a bit dark.

    BTW.. those pearls are gorgeous.. very hard to get that lighting just right and it was very nicely done in that photo.. a winner to me.
  17. Logan

    Logan Guest

    i like the second one better... if you do any rings, you should try a hand mirror... you can get GREAT results!

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