Tuesday, August 3, 2010

~ Improved Jewelry Photography Setup ~

I used to have a little light box. It was small, like a little over 1ft x 1ft. It was a pain to position stuff in the box and position the camera since the lights got in the way.  I was rearranging my desk and found a better space for my "lightbox".  This is a little crevice on top of my bead drawers and my desk.  I taped white paper in the background.  I put in patterned paper because I was going for a gray background.  I have 3 lights, all of them use Ott lighbulbs.  Some people may think the lights are too close, but my jewelry pieces are small.  I think this distance is fine.

Here are some pictures I took of my new Elizabeth's Earrings.  I used these white wire jewelry displays because I like them :)   I think the gray background maybe a little bit too dark though.  I bought a piece of granite tile from Home Depot the other day.  I am going to try that next.
 

Am I completely happy with my pictures?  No, but at least I feel like I am improving.  And I love using this space to take pictures.  I have 2 open sides and it gives me more room to arrange the items and take pictures from different angles.  I'll post pictures after I try the granite tile.  Stay tuned!

2 comments:

GypsyGoods said...

Stunning Photos... Thank you for sharing your photo studio!

The Beading Gem said...

I think the pix are very good!

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