inspired by the reversed lens macro i decided to try some jewelry with it
Just an hour into trying to focus with it i got this. what do you think?
I just recently noticed this assigment section. Hopefully I can participate more often.
"Jewelry" was up top when I checked earlier and seemed to be great to try out for my first assignment since it's coming a flood outside. This was also my first try shooting a ring. It didn't look so beat up when I took it off my finger
Very nice, thank you, great entry!
Yes, but I didn't read the rules first. This was taken a while ago...
Here are a few I shot for a friend who designs jewelry. Shooting jewelry is definitely challenging, but fun.
Nik, I know you said jewelry is very difficult to shoot and in one other thread, you wrote that pearls were particularly difficult. Here are two attempts I made today. Both were shot against a black velvet backdrop with a table lamp on the left dimmed by a white cloth, and a stand lamp on the right. How could I make these better? Mild editing in PSE on levels but uncropped.
f/6.3, 1 sec, ISO 100, focal length 23.1 mm
f/8, 1/2 sec, ISO 100, focal length 18.3 mm
Carolina, I always thought pearls are white... Pearly-white, to be more specific ;-)
Are these really copperish/yellowish/brownish?
They are white, but not paper white. The lamps are yellow. I'll see if I can fix the white balance more or else shoot with natural light in the morning. I'll repost if there is an improvement.
Are you saying I should spend big bucks on lights?
Or did you really mean that people who buy from ads spend big bucks on the little jewelry, and they better get what they bought?
Also, pearls come in yellow, pink, gold, gray and black too! Will shoot in the a.m. and see if they come out closer to white.
She said yes...
Thank you for the entry!
Shadow on the first one is really distracting. When shooting highkey, it's often advantageous to shoot jewelry on a transparent base, or somehow keep it off the ground completely. Or use the dome so there is no shadow...
Second try. I may have to set this one up again, it really is more difficult than it sounds.