I have been wondering about photos. I am not very good at photographing jewellery sometimes I get a freak shot that looks great but mostly it's a bit hit and miss to be honest. So this morning I thought I would try a prop. I found a tea light holder that my Aunt gave me years ago when we first bought a house. I am not sure we have used it as a tea light holder but it has always sat on the sideboard or the window sill as it is quite pretty. I tried to drape the jewellery over the candle holder and here are a few of my results.
|On the table with a busy background!|
|Butterfly pendant necklace - against the wall.|
|Close up against the wall - pink shell and bead pendant.|
|Glass heart - plain background.|
|Doughnut pendant on cord - think it needs more of the prop!|
|Shell and seed bead necklace using lots of the prop|
|Picture frame pendant.|
|Bracelet - not sure this works as well.|
I am still not quite sure it's quite right but I think it is better than a plain white sheet of paper. It seems to add something to the picture. I think finer jewellery might get lost in the picture though.
These are all items I made a week or so ago when I was trying to used up the odds and ends that were floating in my box. Apart from the picture frame which was made as a project previously.
How do you photograph your items and is it just me that finds it such a fiddly kind of job?