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    Taking pictures of Jewelry

    I have a HP Photosmart 935 Digital Point and Shoot Camera.

    I also own several light stands, some tungsten lights, and a tripod (if necessary)

    I would like to know a recommended procedure to photograph jewelry. (to put on e-bay)

    If I use available light the images are flat. If I use the flash the jewelry will reflect back into the camera.

    How do I take nice images of jewelry?

    I am particularly interested in how to set up lighting for photographing jewelry.

    Thanks for your help

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    Multiple flashes would be best here. One off to the side as the key, and another at the other side, or at a 45deg. angle above and to the other side would be best in my opinion.

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    Marv,

    Drape a white sheet over the camera and subject, shine a light through it from the side. What you want is very diffused light. They sell light tents for this sort of thing, but why buy when you already have a white sheet?
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    Lightbulb Great web site for info!

    I found this site yesterday and I am in the process of setting up a system like the $15 jewelry photo studio. I am on my way out the door to pick up the supplies so I will let you know how it goes!

    http://www.home-jewelry-business-suc...com/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo31
    Multiple flashes would be best here. One off to the side as the key, and another at the other side, or at a 45deg. angle above and to the other side would be best in my opinion.
    Man, I'm sorry. I posted this when I was new, and I still am, so don't listen to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo31
    Man, I'm sorry. I posted this when I was new, and I still am, so don't listen to me...
    I'm not sure your so far off. I know a lot of people use hot lights with a draped sheet or shoot through tent. I'm in the process of making a shoot through tent and want to use strobes for the light source. I want to use them because the quality and color of the flash should work well with jewlery. I do use digital so it's a lot less expensive and easier to experiment( and use Photoshop). I know MarvR doesn't sound like he has mono lights but the flash idea should still be workable.
    Good Luck Marv

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    This article from popphoto may be helpfull. I highly recommend it as it is specifically for eBay style photo's.

    http://www.popphoto.com/article.asp?...&page_number=1

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    Re: Taking pictures of Jewelry

    I am just looking for which products to photograph

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    Re: Taking pictures of Jewelry

    I'm just crazy about jewelry, especially photographing these items, because this is a rather complicated and time-consuming process, and I take on all the difficulties with great pleasure and I am even proud of it. And so, I had to photograph jewelry for the https://segaljewellery.com/collections/black-diamond and in the end I could not bear it and bought a couple of products, because after seeing them live I realized how much they still sell beautiful products

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    Re: Taking pictures of Jewelry

    Hello. I have long dreamed of a ring with a small diamond. A good alternative to diamond rings, which can be expensive, are clarity enhanced diamonds. A clarity enhanced diamond is a diamond with flaws that have been enhanced by a silicone substance that is injected into the flaws making the diamond flawless to the naked eye. The clarity enhanced diamonds are usually a fraction of the cost of a real diamond. Try https://www.diamondregistry.com/4-carat-diamond-price/ for a great selection of this kind of clarity enhanced diamonds.

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