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    I'm currently revamping my website and need some info on how best to photograph bracelets. I've tried different materials, backgrounds and bracelet displays but am not happy with the results. The best images I've had have been when I've used white card as it less grainy when close up. Can anyone suggest anything else I could try please? x
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    Can't remember who but someone mentioned about displaying bracelets on cones made out of card at craft fairs - might be worth a try.

    Also have you tried buying a few different ceramic tiles and trying them on those?

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    Great suggestions - thanks, I'll see what I can find.

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    Try textured white fabric - we've been photographing some of our jewellery for the new catalogue on a white textured material (actually it is a tea towel! ).

    Depending on the look you want your photographs to have you could also try draping the bracelets over beach pebbles, over glass bowls - looks around the house for anything that is quite simple and that won't detract from your jewellery but will just compliment it.

    or you could edit out the backgrounds in photoshop....

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    My 12 yr old daughter took my bracelets recently and went outside and hung them, in staggered formation, on a twig sort of branch of a tree. It look really good! But because the photo is too big i can't upload it. Don't know how!

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    White background and photoshop the background out so only the product shows... it will look contemporary and the images will never date.

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    Hey,

    I use a piece of slate when photographing my items, its not brilliant but it does the job. I have seen someone cant remember who unfortunately) use a large shiney black tile before and it looked brilliant!!! (and if you go to your local tile shop and say your looking for a sample you maybe able to pick one up for free or a few pounds)

    You could see the product really well and also a reflection of the piece in the tile - i dont know how easy this is tho!

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    I took this in the bath.....


    and this in the bath too....




    and this on a curtain outside in the bright sun...



    I've been really pleased with how the photos I take in the bath have turned out - someone on here suggested it.
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    They look great - another good tip (which I use when taking photos of our jewellery or products) is to increase the amount of light that comes into the camera, if your camera allows you to adjust the light levels, give it a go - it seems to work better than using a flash or using a light and makes everything look a bit brighter...




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