I confessed my photos are more miss than hit and that I had ordered a light cube to address part of the problem. The light cube arrived yesterday. Today I am posting my first photos.
I have learned:
- It takes a long time to take photos (especially when the battery in the camera dies.)
- Nowhere is it posted what is the best size for photos to upload.
- By reading The Pioneer Woman I learned that it is best to find a place to store your photos and then link to them in your blog.
By way of introduction the photos are of India Spice. I spent 60 hours creating this piece as part of an inspiration challenge. The hot and spicy colors are outside of my usual comfort zone.
The picture on the left was taken in the light cube. I like it. There are no distractions from the jewelry itself. The lighting is even, no deep shadows, no bright spots.
The picture in the center is probably my favorite; it was taken outside in bright north eastern light. I like this photo is because the colors were well captured- you can see the hot reds, oranges, and pinks as well as the cooling sage green.
The picture on the right is from this morning; it was taken indoors with indirect eastern light. I like this picture too. The colors are not quite as bright as the light cube photo. I also like the props in this photo and the center photo.
The light cube is a wonderful tool. I don’t have to wait for the right light. I don’t have to rush through breakfast. I will be able to obtain consistent photos that do not distract from the jewelry itself. I will continue to play with natural light. I will take photos inside and out, in direct and indirect light. I do know that I do not like deep shadows, so I will likely shy away from direct bright light.
What is your opinion on the three photos?