Saturday, November 29, 2008

Photography


For the past 20 years, the only pictures I have taken of my jewelry are for occasional juried shows or a snapshot to help me remember a favorite piece. But now with a website, Etsy store, Flickr, and this blog, it seems like I do nothing but take pictures of my work.

It hasn't been easy.

I started with incandescent light, then moved to sunlight, and now use full-spectrum fluorescent lamps. Here's the setup I used to shoot the bangle above:


I shoot freehand with a Nikon E4300 point-and-shoot digital camera. A tripod feels too clumsy given the short working distance of my lens in macro mode.

A year from now, I hope to look back at my setup and smile at my novice ways.

3 comments:

keith said...

I can't believe you shot that hand held with a 4.0 megapixel camera and fluorescent lights. Nice.

margaret said...

You say it hasn't been easy but the pictures themselves look so elegant and effortless!

Joana Ribeiro said...

Really great picture!

And the bracelet is so so elegante!!!

really nice :)