Jewellry Photography

The Jewellery photography is famously a troublesome task. The emerald gems are too small to handle. They are not much vibrant as they are in real life. They are highly reflective, delicate to use, can be hard to organize for a shoot.

Remember that the images are the first interaction point for the customer. On the off chance that it neglects to draw in the objective clients inside 7 to 8 seconds, consider those clients lost for good.

Things Person Should Know About Jewelry Photography

Equipment and Props required for Jewelry Shoot:-

  1. Camera and lenses
  2. Tripod stand
  3. Lighting sources (make sure they are of similar color temperature)
  4. A table where a person can chip away at with the goal that your lighting sources and your adornments items are leveled
  5. Jewellery stands, a mannequin in case of the necklace
  6. Lightbox or light tent in order to create soft light on the subject
  7. Holding wax to make ring stand at the  time of the shoot
  8. Black or white backdrop

What camera should be used for a jewellery shoot?

The most common question which is asked by most of the jewelers, there are a variety of options in the market. Choosing an appropriate camera will lead to overwhelming results.

Cameras used for jewellery shoot

Full Frame Camera VS Crop Frame camera

The biggest difference in price is when moving from a Crop sensor camera to a Full frame camera. Full-frame means that the camera captures a wider range. This is important when shooting landscapes or other nature-related photographs because you can capture a larger scene from the same distance. For jewelry, since products are small, a Crop frame camera works fine.

Best lenses for Jewellery shoot

Macro Lenses

For web pictures, the 18-55mm focal point that is incorporated with your camera pack is adequate for all product.

For small items like rings, earrings or small studs. a macro lens will give you a superior quality picture in a greater size. Be that as it may, pictures utilized on the web don’t should be too enormous so the 18-55 is adequate for little things as well. A macro lens is useful when you want to blow up small products like rings or small studs to poster size images.

lenses used for jewellery shoot

Prime lenses

Prime lenses give you keen images than non-prime lenses. These are lenses that are of a fixed zoom and are optimized to work best at that zoom level.  i.e. you can’t zoom in and out like you can with the 18-55 focal point. You need to physically draw nearer or far from the camera to get the item in the casing.

lenses used for jewellery shoot

Key Points of Good Jewellery Photography

Sharp Focus, Crisp image

Good jewellery photography is sharply focused, crisp image of the jewelry product. The basic focus mode in the camera is an average focus. The person needs to control it by setting it manually. In order to get a crisp focus, a person needs to set it on spot focusing mode. this will enable you to control all the more decisively what the camera will center around.

Use tripod for more stability

It is significant to utilize a tripod or comparative camera bolster when shooting gems. A solid tripod is superior to a shaky one, however any tripod is ordinarily superior to no tripod. Utilize a tripod.

Tripod used for jewellery shoot

Use soft (diffused) lights for better picture

Regularly diffuse (soft) lighting works best for gems. You have presumably effectively found that an on-camera flash does not prompt great gems photographs as it throws direct light on the subject, which is too harsh and will also create distracting shadows. On camera flash is not recommended for close up pictures of the jewelry. The reason we customarily work with a light tent is on the grounds that it can give quick and simple delicate lighting, in a flash furnishes a messiness free foundation alongside helpful setting support.

Use of wax to make the small gems stand.

Wax is a great invisible hand to make small gems stand during the shoot. Just put a little wax at the bottom of the product.This is an awesome method to stand up rings or tall central dots as well.for example –   to make a ring stand, wax is placed at the bottom of the ring, then the ring is placed in a light tent for the shoot.

Control Reflection of pearls

Light tent is used to control the light reflecting from the pearls. Pearls will seem more dimensional on the off chance that they are grounded by a delicate shadow. if you have a solitary light source put straightforwardly over the pearls you ought to get awesome outcomes; the pearls will seem exceptionally 3D.

Do post processing

Post processing is essential for achieving better quality images. The process is done by hit and trial method. It is a little time-consuming process.

Retouching the images by Getting the background, removing the mannequin, color correction, highlighting, shadow additions and many other things

There are various software available for Editing:

1. Photoshop

2. Lightroom

3. Snapseed

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am a graduate in bachelors of journalism and mass communication. I am a photography and videography enthusiast. I have a keen interest in reading and writing since childhood. Video Tailor has given me an opportunity to polish my writing skills and learn more new things.

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Tips and Tricks for Jewellery Photography was last modified: December 17th, 2018 by Prianshu

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