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jewelart photography

Just to show you a bit of what goes into my jewellery photography…

vintage cherub plant pot stand
vintage cherub plant pot stand

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.

Its a lovely handmade cherub by ‘SP’, in Italy. I guess it was made using a  mould with some sort of plastic material, then hand-painted.

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 experiment with different backgrounds, moving the props around and photographing from a variety of angles to see which gives the best results.

These are all photos of one of my new smaller sized glass pendants that are on vintage style filigree bails and with snake chain necklaces.

Some of the photos turned out either too dark or light. My favourites were the 2nd and last photos, but decided that the colour of the pink pendant was better on the last photograph and that was chosen – as my latest featured header image for my Jewelleryartist facebook page, as well as for my September jewellery artist newsletter.

Photographing glass is quite difficult, because of its shiny surface you get many unwanted reflections and its also not easy to capture its true colour. Hopefully my jewellery photography skills will improve…

Please post your comments and any tips you have on photographing glass.
Thanks Samantha x

studio photography

Last week I had the opportunity to have a go at doing some studio photography with a small group of photographers from the Chorley photographic society, loved it… 

It was great to work with models English Rose and Sally Anne, they both had a different look and lots of patience, whilst we experimented using different props, such as; vintage hats, a shawl, a cardigan and jewellery.

John at the studio in Horwich, helped me with my camera settings and gave me a mini-lesson on lighting.

Considering it was my first go at taking photos of my jewellery being modelled in a studio, I’m really pleased with some my photos. It was actually quite difficult to get a good photograph of both jewellery and model. In some photographs my jewellery isn’t in focus or there is light reflecting in the glass jewellery, but the model looked great. In other photos I haven’t quite captured the model, but the jewellery looked good… anyway its a start!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my first studio session photographs, Samantha x

42 Graphs fine art studio in Horwich