Saturday, November 29, 2008

Photography

Asymmetric-Organic Bangle, 9

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.