Photography is an art in itself where you see the product or the subject through the eyes of the photographer. The way the photographer captures it in his camera promises out the essence and the message that the photograph intends to convey. Photography can be of various elements and subjects such as a wedding, commercial, products, nature, food and anything and everything that the photographer finds appealing.
Jewelery photography is something that several professional photographers excel in. It requires special skills to take care while capturing the essence of ornaments with a camera. If you intend to photograph these valuable products, here are a few tips that could help you get the best of the photos that you capture.
• Prepare the subject well – While you place a neckpiece to capture it with your camera, it is necessary to prepare it well to be photographed. Removing tags, stickers, taking care of missing stone pieces, discolouration, etc. should be taken care of. Since you would be using modern cameras for capturing it, viewers would notice the minute details and not approve of the product. Therefore, making the neckpiece look impeccable and perfect is what you should aim for.
• Be consistent with the quality – You may be assigned to photograph a finger ring with diamonds on it and have to produce several images for it. It is always advisable to click consistent pictures of the ring. Consistency would mainly depend on the kind of lighting that you use in the background. Using a bright background in an image and using a dull background in the other may ruin the feel of the ring. Inconsistency may not make it appealing to the eye and thus letting people lose interest in it.
• Focus solely on the product – You may want to place jewelery on stands to give it a better look which is acceptable. There are times when the stand looks brighter than that of the product and therefore not letting you bring out the goodness of the product rather than showcasing the stand on which it hangs. This would ruin the session and, therefore, setting white backgrounds for the photography session would be apt as it would allow you to focus solely on the subject.
• Take care of the reflective nature – Almost all jewellery is known to have a reflective nature and therefore, you should always avoid using the flash on your camera. Using it would create hotspots in the photograph and destroying the image. To take care of the reflections, using soothing backgrounds and shooting it in soft and supple light can bring out the essence of the product.