Tuesday, December 29, 2009

~ New Prop for Jewelry Pictures ~

I haven't been happy with my jewelry pictures lately. I see all these awesome pictures in craftgawker and Etsy. Each awesome shop has their unique picture style. Some use wooden frames, some use simple rocks, some use branches and sticks, some use books or pages in a book, some use granite tiles, some use pure white background.

I really love the gray granite tile look. I love the texture and gray just looks good with so much! But, I want a more happy, bright feel to my shop. I don't know if gray does that. Though, I am ok with this background. It's just so...flat.

I also love just pure white background. It's so clean! One shop that does white backgrounds really well is CandyBead. I am a huge fan of this shop! Everything is awesome and the pictures are great! I have a hard time making all my backgrounds white though.

So, the other day, I was walking around at Target and saw this jewelry box. I was thinking maybe it would be good to take pictures of jewelry inside the jewelry box. I know it's not the most original idea, but it's worth a shot right?

The inside of the box is lined with pink velvet. I am not sure If I want to go with all this pink. I wish it was something less girly. Maybe a purple or green. But, it is what it is. I had my first session with this box today. The model is my new Drifting Snow Necklace. Look at that. No cropping and just needed a little bit fill light.

Tried using the white as background. I think the closed drawers doesn't show that this is a jewelry box though.

Opening the drawers a little bit helps, but maybe the shadow of the inside is too dark?

Opening it more shows the pink inside and soften the pictures more.

Now a completely different angle. I like how the drawers add depth to the picture. I like depth. Depth makes picture so much cooler. Think pink is still a little too much for me though.

By the way, this is all done in my kitchen. My dad put in new fluorescent bulbs and it's super bright now. I think the crystals sparkle more in sunlight, but I like how this kitchen light is working at the moment. So, what do you think?


The Beading Gem said...

Super idea with the small jewelry cabinet! I know I need to improve on my jewelry pictures too.

Zap Photo's said...

I like the picture of the necklace inside the box! Though I think it might end up being to much pink once you start taking all of your pictures like that. I think a soft nutral colour would be better.

Teresa said...

Could you re-do a drawer or 2 in different colors - maybe mint green, lavendar or light blue. All still the same theme - in the box, but with an option to open drawers to different colors. Very nice photos!

Joyce said...

Thank you for the kind comments :)

Teresa, I don't know how to redo the drawers though.

pxyjk said...

The jewelry box is nice. Have you tried these photos under your ott-lite?

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