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Old 05-25-2008, 10:25 PM
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Re: jewelry Photography

Just want to share one of my latest rings...10-copy.jpg
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:31 PM
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Re: jewelry Photography

That looks pretty good. Quite great actually. Amazing sharpness in depth of field aspect and color clarity. The shadow seems to be a little off kilt and 'dissolve' looking shadow could look more like cobalt glass if blurred or woven. What did your original look like? It would be interesting to know how much freehand drawing you did for definition - or how much technique is involved. How does it turn out in print?


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Old 05-26-2008, 01:16 AM
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Re: jewelry Photography

unusual shot. Looks to me as if it has been shot on a natural silver mirror, and above is placed a black reflector to create black background.

Shooting like this does 2 things

1. It gives the double reflection below ( 1st from reflection from the top glass surface and 2nd from the aluminium mirror backing).

2. the top surface of the ring and anything that sees the black reflector goes black., some clients prefer this to be golds

Good thing ( and the reason this technique is used, is that the stone and lower surfaces of the ring retain the original colouring,and the black gives intensity to the stone.

Or it wasnt shot like that, and its all retouched....im curious edgar do tell!

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Old 05-26-2008, 02:45 AM
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Re: jewelry Photography

This one is mine.

Nanis, trying to understand what you say in your generous post ( I have to improve my English, LOL).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2479257...90067/sizes/o/
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:48 AM
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Re: jewelry Photography

This forum has seemed to stray way off from the original persons question. On how to imitate the photos he/she provided.

To be honest i dont know why you want to imitate how this guy edits his photos. I think it look fake and over done. grab a fashion mag and look in there and study how real pictures of jewelry are done. What that guy sent you is very bad and over done editing. (of course this is only my opinion, so don't go and get all mad at me)

Also look into getting a lens made just for jewelry photography.

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Old 05-26-2008, 07:04 AM
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Re: jewelry Photography

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Hello there,

As a jewellery retailer, I would like to take pictures that really sell my jewellery to a customer.

Just when I thought I had the technique down, I get sent this from a guy who wants to be paid to produce the following images (see below)

If anyone could please have a look and them and advise a step by step guide to get the same effect please?

I've tried using curves but the contrast doesnt look like right... and using levels burns out the highlights and makes the shadows too black rather than reflected.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/premmahtani/2189893929/ (Before)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/premmahtani/2190682024/ (After)


Help please!

I have attached a sample of my work with your quote. I think you are wanting something like this.

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Old 05-26-2008, 02:48 PM
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Re: jewelry Photography

I took the original ring and used a curves adjustment layer to brighten it and add contrast.
I used a hsl adjustment layer to desaturate the ring.
I then selected the ring and copied that selection to a new layer.
Under that ring I placed a blank layer and filled it with white
I then copied the isolated ring layer and put that on a separate layer.
To the ring layer below I flipped it horizontally and decreased its opacity to 36%.
On the very top I added some sparkles. I didn't have the right sparkles but you get the idea.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:23 AM
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Re: jewelry Photography

colorexpertsbd she is asking how its done not if you can do stuf like that. I looked at your site and it says you do paths, nice looking website . But i was looking at the sample you provided, the stones look week and dull maybe try enhancing them a bit. thought i would let you know, sometimes we take so long to edit and forget to enhance small things like that. hope this helps you a bit get better pictures
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:20 PM
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Re: jewelry Photography

Matthew you right just don’t feel to solicit the forum with another thread on jewelry topic...Thanks SnakeSuspenders, actually we have choose another one from the shoot for printing, less intense and different background and angle for some certain reasons.
Andrew i didn’t use any of that, more simple old school Plexiglas. As of retouching were pretty minimal dust particles in foreground a few on the ring, and a fixed inside a bit and changed tonality of the shadow on top of the mounting, other than that it was strait out of camera , then ACR (some tweaks). Also about that blue in the diamonds it seems so popular around, usually it's different tonality in real diamonds, but it's very pronounce in CZ(cubic zirconia).
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