I'm excited - just new to my D200 and I just bought this HD video class: "How to Photograph Your Jewelry | InterweaveStore.com www.interweavestore.com/how-to-photograph-your-jewelry-dvd; Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist photographer Jim Lawson for an in-depth look at capturing professional-looking photos of your own handmade jewelry." I need to learn more about lighting and close shots. This might inspire me because I make jewelry and often photograph pieces.
I find without fail, whether as a consumer or artist, I prefer photos of jewelry when they are on a model. I really miss the context when it's not there. Tiffany's does a nice job typically without the models, but David Yurman ads always move me more.
>I'm excited - just new to my D200 and I just bought this HD >video class: "How to Photograph Your Jewelry | >InterweaveStore.com >www.interweavestore.com/how-to-photograph-your-jewelry-dvd; >Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist photographer Jim Lawson >for an in-depth look at capturing professional-looking photos >of your own handmade jewelry." >I need to learn more about lighting and close shots. This >might inspire me because I make jewelry and often photograph >pieces.
I tried the URL you quoted but I can't open it. Don't know if may be some minor spelling mistake or something else.
I have a nice cardboard box about 19" cubed which I have on my to-do list to cut large windows in 5 sides and install nice draughtsmans(sp) opaque paper so I can use my SB-800's to photograph small objects.
I agree with others that a live model would be the best but I think they may tire of my attempts at getting the perfect shot - not to mention the cost per hour racking up!
Regards, Clive Liddell Pietermaritzburg South Africa
Here's a link that might actually work for the jewelry class http://www.interweavestore.com/how-to-photograph-your-jewelry-download-in-hd I'm an hour into the class and it's very basic - but keep in mind - I'm new to photography. I'm not new to photo softwares though, and my computer skills are top notch. But I have a long way to go in learning my DS200 and starting to see life as a photographer. That's why I like this forum so much. So please bear with me as I stumble and learn and ask low-level questions. The last real camera I used was an ANSCO in 1968! I took pictures of blood through a microscope and proceeded to the regional science contest. I remember I had to wait two weeks to see the photos because I mailed them from our farm in North Dakota to Brown Photo in Minneapolis for developing!