How To Photograph Jewellery Using the Starter Kit For Jewellery Photography
Even professional photographers find it a challenge to display earrings or pendants in a way that will look great in a product image for a website. TableTop Studio have developed a unique system for suspending earrings and other small items using two fine filament lines for support within an acrylic frame we call the "Freeze Frame". The first line of invisible thread supports the subject nicely. But the second line is the key to anchoring the subject in place so it does not swing for hours while you wait patiently by for it to stop moving. Choose the placement of these lines carefully so you have less Photoshop work later.
The benefits of using the Freeze Frame are many. For example,one key benefit is that it provides a way to completely separate the subject from the background which means any background can be placed behind the Freeze Frame, lighted independently of the jewellery, and your resulting image will be shadow free.
Here's an example of how to photograph a pair of earrings. Run the first line of invisible thread from side to side & clip in place. Hang the earring from it. Then run the second line through the lower portion of the earring and pull slightly downward to freeze the earring in place. Once the second line is secured you can adjust the earring and tension will hold it in place. Now you can move the freeze frame, instead of the earring, to find a pleasing angle of view of the earring frozen in place. Now position the Freeze Frame 10" x 12" white background behind your earring and take a look through the camera.
Sometimes your shiny jewellery will reflect darkness from items in the room. You can use the white fill card as shown in this setup to "fill" the darker areas with reflected light. The fill card should always face the light source it is reflecting, to be effective. Move the card around to find the right spot if your jewellery needs a little extra light in one spot.
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