Friday, February 08, 2008

I have never before wished that I had taken studio photography when I was in school, until now. Recently, I have been struggling with my photographs of jewelry. They're okay, but they're not "IT". They're not perfect. They're not "ME". Above is my latest it an interim style of photography until I get my new set up in place. It's an attempt at using some color, some contrast. But it's simply not good enough. It doesn't look professional, and in the end, I really want to look professional. It's all part of my business.

So, my plan now is this. It is essential that I have a stationary light box that I can have my "stage" set up in at all times. It never moves. It will need to be by a window. I think I have a plan. Now I just need to get some furniture for it. A tall table of some sort, or dresser, or shelf that it can sit on top of, because our windows just happen to be ridiculously high up. The background will be white, with a few props. The props will be spray painted either white or grey. I'm thinking grey, because I don't want my photos to be too much like megan auman's who I greatly admire.

So I'm thinking, grey river rock (maybe even natural, instead of painted), some grey branches, and maybe some grey eucalyptus branches for the Australian themed pieces. Then I just have to figure out how to deal with the lighting :)

Oh, and aside from the studio set up, I also need to have shots of people wearing my jewelry. My plan for that is to get some friends together, and just go out around town, doing every day hang out things, and take photos of them wearing my jewelry. It gives scale and shows the wearability of the product.

Wish me luck, and keep an eye out in the next few weeks for improvements!

Anyone want to buy me my own digital SLR? And some lights?

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