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    Hi all, Iv just started to design my website for my jewellery and have to take pics to display my items. Iv order a light tent from eBay hopefully that will work. I was just wander how everyone else takes pictures of their items?

    Thanks H
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    Spend the next few hours reading anything this guy posted! He hasn't been on the forum for some time, but he helped a lot of people while he was here!
    http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=10207

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      thanks for that Peter I'll have a look at the thread tomorrow.
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      • #4
        Hi,

        I tried to put some links, but I can only after 25 posts

        in youtube, search: How to photograph jewelry

        Good videos will appear

        www.light-moment.com - drawings made with light

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        • #5
          It took me ages to work out how to get good pictures of jewellery but I got there after ALOT of experimentation and advice from other people. This is how I do it ...
          I use a light tent like you have ordered and then in the bottom of it I place a piece of thick pure white fabric. On top of that I put a frosted white plastic in-tray which I got from homebase (I'm not allowed to post links yet but if you do a search on homebase's website for 'poly prop in-tray' that is the one I use). I display my jewellery ontop of the upside down tray. All of this I do next to a bright window.
          I put my camera on a cheap tripod I got off ebay and I have cut a little hole in the front of the light tent to poke my lens through but so that you can't see the reflection of my camera in my jewellery. It works a treat and the pictures look pretty professional, the in-tray gives them a floating quality and distracting shadows are a thing of the past!
          I did experiment with various lights so that I could photograph my work in the evening but without spending a fourtune I haven't found anything that works very well as of yet. Daylight is the best thing.
          Hope this helps!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Peter View Post
            Spend the next few hours reading anything this guy posted! He hasn't been on the forum for some time, but he helped a lot of people while he was here!
            http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=10207

            Just been taking a peep at this thread, because I am a hopeless photographer! This man knows his stuff.. thanks peter.
            Sarah

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            • #7
              Thanks for your comments alibear hopefully my tent will arrive in the next few days and I can start experimenting. I'm sure I'll be back to ask more questions!!
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