I have been playing in the garden with my camera.
I am trying to improve the photographs I take of my beads and jewellery for my Etsy shop.
No, these first two are not mine, they are what I aspire to. Lovely white back grounds that show off the true colours of the beads and have a light modern feel to them. These are the work of jewellery designer and fellow 'Craft Pimp Team on Etsy' member, Lynn Davy, whose shop can be found here Nemeton
The back grounds are uncluttered and white, the image is clean and crisp, the beads and silver sparkle and invite you to look more.
My first attempts.
|ISO 100, F8, 1/1000 Macro mode|
|Same as left with fill light added|
|As left but with highlight added|
|As left with fill light added|
|ISO 100, F8, 1/500 Macro mode|
|As left with highlight added|
|ISO 100, F8, 1/680 Macro mode|
Aperture priority seems to be a bit of a fail. It wouldn't let me make it any smaller than F8. and so, although the shutter speed is a little faster, the result is not much different from shutter priority.
|ISO 100, F8, 1/500|
I feel as if I have been staring at these beads for far too long now and anything I do will not make them look right. I will have another go soon, play with the ISO and light tent and see how that works out.