Sharing with you a bit of what goes into my jewellery photography…
Recently, I added to my unusual finds collection, whilst having a stall at a makers market which had been combined with a vintage collectables fair.
As soon as I saw the vintage cherub, I thought it would be really useful. I could use it as it was intended – as a plant pot holder – and also as a prop for my jewellery photography. It’s a lovely handmade cherub.
As a display for my jewellery, I like its variation of silver and pewter tones, but a downside of its shiny surface is that it causes reflections that I don’t particularly want in the photos. My windowsill has the best light for photography, I often experiment with different backgrounds, moving the props around and photographing from a variety of angles to see which gives the best results.
A photograph of one of my new smaller sized glass pendants that are on a vintage style filigree bail on a snake chain necklace.
Some of the photos turned out either too dark or light. Photographing glass isn’t easy, because of its shiny surface you get many reflections and variations in colour.
Am sure my jewellery photography skills will improve in time,
Sam Rowena x