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The Difficulty of Photographing Jewelry - Part four of the Sterling Silver series

As if making the jewelry wasn’t hard enough, my least favorite task, while getting a piece ready to be listed, is photographing a highly reflective item. I most definitely will not be giving a tutorial here. I’ll tell my story in pictures.

Below are two shots of the same piece using the same camera. I can’t tell you what the camera settings were because I mostly just fiddle around with the lighting and exposure settings.

Disclaimer: I did not make this piece. Duh. It’s a sterling silver cross from James Avery. I don’t know if this cross is still available, but I also have a smaller one in gold. This particular piece was bought pre-1990 and measures 2.5” high by 2” wide.

Attempt #1

Attempt #427 (well maybe #9)

I thought you might enjoy seeing the back where the five types of prayer are engraved.

Comments

Susan said…
I've been trying to photograph some things (not jewelry) that are very reflective and ruined by the flash. I don't have a fancy camera and will keep moving the things all around the house (and outdoors) until I get the shot I want - or, more likely, give up.

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