Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Learning Curve on Photographing My Jewelry...
I'm finally applying myself to the task of trying to take better photos of my jewelry. I have relied on my trusty scanner for a long time which has pretty good results but tend to make the pieces look less dimensional and leave the way they may hang to your imagination.
Still hoping to develop a more cohesive "look" that exemplifies my style and at the same time makes it easier on me in the process rather than running around the house and yard experimenting.
This first photo was taken on my scanner and then edited to make the background more white.
I like this background but the shadows are a bit much
ooh... macro and sparkly quartz. Maybe alright for a side pic on Etsy
so they do hang but not the best photo
Got that background in grey gesso? still alotta shadow
( future journal page BTW)
I made these with some old painted metal tiles from out on our remote property
Javelina Trail, how's that for a name?
Hanging but still not my favorite photo look
This is when it gets more difficult on the scanner. things don't drape exactly right but shadows are minimized
I like the color on this. I have no way of knowing how it looks on your monitor though.
greens and creams and copper here.
See, it's better to see these hanging because they're long ones.
I cut up those copper embossed metal bits I bought on the banks of the Ganges.
the long tube in the right is copper that I enameled long ago.
There is evidence of my headpins in all of these earrings you may have noticed.
I think they're a blast to work with.
Art shot attempt
too much shadow..shadoobie
trusty rusty, hang 'em high
Stuffs for other earrings. My excuse to sit out on the patio and soak up some sun.
I'd better be careful and pick up EVERY metal shaving, else they get embedded in someone's bare feet.
( oops, shouldn't brag about bare feet weather, most of you are grey and frosty and cold still...Ok I will anyway, I see green leaves budding out here, so there!)
This lovely item is what my archaeologist husband dug up in our yard yesterday when he was planting a tree. Look closely, it's part of a motorcycle!
Our house was built in 1915. I imagine that this heavy iron toy might have been from the 20's or so.
There you have it today. Input and feedback is welcome on the photos (and the design too)