Photography: Using reflectors

So you've got the fancy camera, maybe even purchased a macro lens to go with it, and are raring to take photos of jewellery. Living in Singapore, where the majority of the population resides in high-rise apartments with an appalling level of natural light (no thanks to small, boxy floor plans and tiny windows), I [...]

2016-11-18T15:45:37+00:005 April 2013|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Photography: Using reflectors

Photography: Behind the scenes

Aside from the usual pliers, cutters, files and stuff, there are a few humble non-jewellery-related objects that I actually use quite frequently. Pictured above are: 1. Tweezers, useful for... Not only are tweezers handy for fishing tiny beads out of containers deeper than 10mm, they're also indispensable for arranging chains when laid flat, and for [...]

2016-11-18T15:45:37+00:0019 June 2012|Tags: |Comments Off on Photography: Behind the scenes

The Wrapture series

Oh how corny. But I couldn't help it. Anyway, here are some new solitaire necklaces that have been lying around which I finally managed to photograph today. There are a couple of other pendants, but I ran out of chain. And of course, I truly hate the photos because the sunlight was coming in the [...]

2016-11-18T15:45:41+00:0020 October 2009|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Props in jewellery photos

By special request, I'm going to talk a bit about how I use props when shooting photos of jewellery :) Please note again: this is not a how-to tutorial but essentially my own personal journey in product photography, whose merit (or lack of) is, of course, 100% subjective. I started out without props of any [...]

2016-11-18T15:45:41+00:0028 May 2009|Tags: , |8 Comments

Photoshop fixits

In this second part, I will share a bit about what sort of post-processing happens to my jewellery photos. Two things I need to qualify first: 1) These are product photos - they need to fulfill the prerequisites of being clear and sufficiently lit. They should thus not be over-processed (you know, like art prints [...]

2016-11-18T15:45:41+00:0021 May 2009|Tags: , |4 Comments