Jewelry Product Shots...was not sure what forum to post these in...CNC Welcomed

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  1. cminus

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    I would like to get better at this style, and I am surprised I did this poorly after reading how easy it was. I shot these in a combination of the below setups of Light Tent (DIY) and open air with Strobe and Speedlite, both softboxed.

    I always see the really nice, bright high key styled product pictures, but mine definitely fell short....disappointly short honestly, lol.

    Here are a few from the set...tell me what I did wrong please!

    The full set is here


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    Jewelry-12 by cminusphotos, on Flickr

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    Jewelry-10 by cminusphotos, on Flickr

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    Jewelry-5 by cminusphotos, on Flickr

    The set up I used (Sorry for posting 5 pics..)

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    Macro Studio by cminusphotos, on Flickr

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    My Little Studio by cminusphotos, on Flickr


     
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    bump.

    anyone?
     
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    The don't seem that bad to me; what aspect(s) are you unhappy with? You might try suspending them above/in front of the background to eliminate the minor shadows that are visible.
     
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    some of the others in the set came out flat, these are by far the strongest ones imo...but thanks!
     
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    Frequency Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Please chose more glittering ornate types and also experiment with the way you exhibit them...like placing them on a piece of stone/on a plant/ along with a flower..... also experiment with different back grounds...why shadows objectionable? use light from one side and let the shadows spread out on the other side.... I mean venture into different possibilities.... we don't know what we are capable of ;)
    Of course i like these .... ;)

    Regards :D
     
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    thanks frequency, i will try that for sure!
     
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    The magic word is contrast ;) Use old wood, pine bark, perhaps a rusty shovel may work? Test it. Currently the trend in watch and jewelry pictures likes industrial materials: nuts, screws, washers...
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's the trend on Etsy. Just sayin'.
     
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    @ bitter, sounds like that is a bad thing?
     
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    Don't know what's Etsy, I mean Vogue, GQ et al.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It depends. :sexywink:
     
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    Ahh one of those things eh? I see! I may try w a prop or two tonight, I have something in mind.
     

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