Monday, March 30, 2009

~ How to Photograph Clear Crystals ~

I have always had issues with take pictures of clear crystals.  The easier way is to use a black background, but the black background doesn't match my shop's look and feel.  Looks nice though.

Then, Licia of LiciaBeads advised me to use a gray background.  So, I took a gray cardstock and tried it out.

I am not happy with this though.  I think the gray is too light?  Maybe I need another pattern?

This is Licia's picture.... much nicer I must say.

So, I tried other backgrounds.  This is a pink and brown Juicy Couture lingerie box.

I think the dots maybe a little bit distracting.

Of course, nothing beats the mannequin shots.  The sun only shined into my living for 15 minutes yesterday!  I was taking my time and then, the sun went away and it started raining :(

Ooo, by the way, the mannequin's name is Yuki, like the hot nurse robot on Railway Galaxy:

I think I am going to reshoot all my clear crystal creations on the Yuki and in the Juicy Couture box.  I need to find her new clothes though.  Why are all my cute tank tops so low cut?!? :)


Christine said...

I thought it was hard to photograph plain old shiny things, but crystals seem like they take the cake when it comes to difficulty photographing. I think all those pictures are lovely though.

♥ xtine

P.S. I just started working on a post about my studio. :)

Linda said...

I have the same problem with Swarovski crystals. Either they shake or I do, or the light catches them in the worst way.

Thanks for posting this.

Sugar On Top Boutique said...

Hmmm, wish i had some tips for you. I've never photographed crystals before. I think it's all so pretty!

Julia said...

Maybe you should send me some to play with ;) LOL

~*Neuromancer*~ said...

Your mannequin shots look beautiful with your jewelry!

You probably don't have to buy new tops for Yuki- just safety pin the back of the shirt to make it hug her tighter, and therefore have a higher neckline, or adjust to where you want it!

Attiq Ur Rehman said...

Its a great idea to to take the picture clear and crystals. Thanks for sharing this informative post. Hopefully this issue has been resolve after reading this post.
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