Jennifer Vinje was determined to offer her customers a personalized jewelry experience when she opened Anueva Jewellery in Atlanta, Georgia. She knew exactly what she was looking for: to showcase her pieces as handmade artworks by hand, rather than mass-produced products.
When she began working on her store’s website, however, she encountered a problem: her photographs didn’t look the way she had hoped. Instead of providing customers with pictures of her own work, her photographs showed an amateurish level of skill, made even more frustrating by the fact that the colors didn’t add up. She knew she needed to take better photos, but she was afraid that she would be unable to do it on her own.
“I felt like I was losing sight of what I was doing when it came to jewelry photography,” she said. “A friend pointed out that I wasn’t using the right lighting, and that would have changed everything. So I changed my lighting.” The results were dramatic: a shot of her neck that showed every strand of her long hair, her handcrafted rings.
When you’re considering how to go about making your jewelry photography professional, you should consider the different kinds of lighting that will help your photographs to pop. Jewelry patterns are an easy way to make sure that your jewelry accessories are in perfect focus, as they give the appearance that the pieces have been handcrafted by the skilled artisan that created the design.
If you want to use jewelry organizers to showcase your works of art, think about using a combination of lighting and photography techniques. Jewelry organizers are ideal for creating a backdrop or framing an image in a way that creates the illusion of being held in a frame. Many of the organizers you can find online are designed so that they can fit in your jewelry storage cabinets, providing you with a place to hang your jewelry when not in use.
Accessories are always best showcased when you have a place to put them, and they can also be easily organized. Using a jewelry pattern is one of the easiest ways to create a tableau, and you don’t need to take care of them if they get lost during the travel process.
Accessories can also benefit from the lighting you use to showcase them. If you’re holding your jewelry in your hand, try using a dimmer switch or even a timer on your lamp so that you can control the amount of light coming into your jewelry display. You can even hang a lamp on a wall if you don’t have enough ceiling space.
Accessories are very important to your jewelry display, so make sure that you make sure that your photos and the lighting you use to compliment your jewelry. This will help ensure that customers see your work with the same level of appreciation that you feel for them. It will also help make your customers happy with the jewelry you choose. After all, they spent their hard-earned money on your gifts, so you want to make sure that they’re worth buying.
When choosing photographs, look for ones that complement your color and theme. If you have a pink jewelry piece, you may want to use a photograph that has a natural feel to it. If you want to create a softer look, consider using a photograph of a room or a sunset in the evening, or a photograph of snowflakes floating in the air.
When using a bright jewelry photo, remember that it should be neutral, without making it seem too garish. Keep the colors in your photos to a minimum, and keep everything else in the background to an acceptable level of light.
You might also want to consider using other accessories as your background, to bring a bit of variety to your jewelry display. A necklace or earrings set can be a great way to create a different look, while you still display your jewelry items in the same place.
With these tips in mind, you’ll have a much better chance of creating a well-rounded jewelry display, which is the key to success in the art of photography of jewelry. Think about the types of lighting that you use to take your jewelry photos, and then use those lights in a manner that makes your jewelry look like the real thing. And finally, keep your camera handy! If your photographs are a bit rough, you can always get them retouched by a jeweler or photographer.