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| p.1 #2 · Glass beads jewellery, photo advise needed |
Just a few suggestions, first simplify the background. Including the pine needles and greenery competes with the jewelry so I would use a lighter color for the backround. The jewelry itself is underexposed and doesn't reveal the patterns and colors properly. The reflections of other objects such as the sky, trees and building is distracting. A tripod is going to be mandatory to enable you to get a longer exposure and you can use a the self timer function to minimize the risk of movement when you depress the shutter.
I don't think the lens is the main problem. I would try doing a google search "product photography" or "photographing jewelry". A light tent would be a very good idea to improve the overall lighting of your photography, If you do a google search for how to build a light tent, you will find several ideas on how to construct the light box, which would dramatically improve the image. You do not have to invest in lighting just yet but I would suggest using a couple of desk lamps and bounce the light off of white foamcoare or the inside of a makeshift lightbox. You could even just purchase large sheets of white foamcoare board at an Office Supply place and tape them together to form a 3 sided box with a top, use fabric for the background and point the desk lights off of the foam core, you will have to move them around to find the best angle of light. A good book to get when learning to light objects of all kinds is "Light, Science and Magic" by Fil Hunter.
I am sure other people will suggest other / alternate ideas which would help you.
Edited on Sep 26, 2013 at 02:19 AM · View previous versions