Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Inching Along The Kitchen Floor, Following The Light

Jewelry Photo StudioThe sun came out today, and through my kitchen window I was lucky enough to recieve some direct sunlight, in the form of an 8 inch beam. I put my lightbox on a chair, added my full-spectrum lamp, and, on my knees, followed the beam as it moved across the room, frantically taking pictures. Later today, I will be scrubbing the floor. Anyway. I took my blog commenters advice which included changing the ISO speed from 400 down to 50. The results? Less grainy, yes. But spectacular? I'm not so sure. I played around with colors of backgrounds, props, angles and exposure times. These were my best shots:

Slice Rings

Slice Ring

(old versions - click any picture to enlarge)

Old photo! Old Version of Hammered Scallop Ring

The verdict? Its an improvement, and I'll try to get in some more re-takes before the suns goes to too low an angle. But I still wish I had one of these:

Nikon D80

6 comments: said...

Great pix! As a former jewelry maker I understand how hard it is to photograph!

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Erin said...

Glad to read that I'm not the only that chasing the direct sunlight across the room trying to get that perfect photo! Yours look great :)

JerZ Craz Mom said...

Hehehe...been known to chase the rays!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

I love your work! Congrats on being on the front page!

Yazmin said...

I think you need to do an apples to apples comparison...and not be crawling on the floor following the light. lol

earmark said...

the photos are gorgeous! I do that all the time in my living room, follow the light... ha ha! Looks like it was all worth it though, the pictures came out perfectly and the rings are wonderful! i love them! you have a great blog and shop!

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