Jewelry deserves to be photographed in a way that doesn’t take away from the piece itself. I think it can be one of the more interesting objects to photograph when you don’t want to risk any damage. I’ve got a few tips for capturing the beauty of jewelry that don’t turn it into a commodity.
Getting the perfect shot of your jewelry is not as easy as it seems. There are so many things that can go wrong when photographing jewelry, and you may not even realize you’re doing it right. That’s why there are a lot of helpful tutorials out there on how to photograph jewelry. You can use the techniques that they teach to record your hard work and make it look amazing.
Here are some unique ways to photograph jewelry:
- Utilize light tent
There are a few factors to consider when shooting jewelry, and my favorite is the light. Like any other piece of art, lighting has a huge impact on your shot’s overall look and feel. The key to shooting jewelry is finding a way to light the object that makes it look as good as it tastes. This standard feature of the blog will show you how to use a light tent, a very inexpensive device that helps you control and manipulate the light to get the look you want.
- Utilize model
While most people may think of a model as a woman, taking photos of jewelry is just as popular among men. The men’s jewelry photography industry is so big it’s estimated to be worth more than $100 billion per year, and it continues to grow.
- Utilize a macro lens
Macro lenses are an incredible tool for photographers. With a macro lens, you can get as close to your subject as you want. Some of these lenses are also great for shooting landscapes or close-up shots of plants. Many macro lens users call their lenses “macro photography.” Macro lenses (also known as super macro lenses or close-up lenses) are used for taking close-up photographs at a close distance (less than one foot) and are a unique way of photographing jewelry. Once the lens is set, it will be able to focus on objects at a very close distance. This is where the “macro” part comes in, as the lens will focus on things as close as one millimeter.
- Utilize props to position the jewelry
Jewelry has been an integral part of many photography sessions as far back as the 19th century. Some of the earliest photographs were made of coins and precious gemstones. With time, photography evolved, and the art of jewelry photography took off. While the term “jewelry photography” is more commonly used to describe photographs of rings, necklaces, and other jewelry worn by people, it is important to remember that jewelry can be photographed in various ways, including with props.
- Utilize natural light
Today I want to give you some advice on how to take great jewelry photos. One of the best ways to photograph your jewelry is to utilize natural light. No matter what time of day it is, the best time to photograph jewelry is as early in the morning as possible. This is because natural light, as opposed to artificial lighting, has a warm, flattering quality. The warm, flattering quality that natural light has is known as the “golden hour.” The golden hour is the hour of the day when the sun is highest in the sky and is hitting the subject at a 90-degree angle. This will give you the best chance to show off the real detail of your piece of jewelry.
There are a lot of ways to photograph jewelry, but the trick is to find out what works for you and your style. Sometimes the best way to do that is to look at others’ work and see what you like. These are some of the unique styles of photographing jewelry and how you can incorporate them into your own.
Jewelry photography is now a hot topic, with many on the photography scene capturing stunning shots of beautiful jewelry. Some of these shots are taken with expensive, medium format cameras, others with smartphones, and some even with drones. Some are fixed, others are handheld, and many don’t use a tripod.