Not all jewelry photographs are created equal. There is more than one way to photograph jewelry, and as with everything else some methods produce better results than others.
This type of jewelry photography is the favorite of manufacturers, the goal being speed and economy. This method results in a reasonably decent photograph of each piece just to see what it is, creating a photographic copy of the real thing for manufacturers to show to experienced retailers.
With “batch shooting” only one lighting setup is used no matter the size shape or color of the piece of jewelry, The setup consists of a “hot box” and 2 or 3 lights and a point-and-shoot camera on a tripod. A “hot box” is literally a six-sided box made from white silk with an opening on one end for the camera lens. The actual lights used are anything from photographic strobes to desk lamps which are pointed at two the sides of the box, sometimes at the top of the box as well. The jewelry is placed in the center of the box. If necessary the piece is held in place with bee’s wax or hot glue.
Then click – the photo …Read More