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Taking Photo's of Lampwork Beads and Jewelry

I take a lot of photo's of my glass lampwork beads as well as jewelry items, as you can imagine.

Great Photo's are IMPORTANT,  I have actually been redoing some of my listings as I find time
due to the quality of photo's.. I have came a long way. :0)

In trying different methods of taking pictures, from lamps to windows
to different rooms.. you name it.

I have come to the conclusion that taking photo's outside is a great option!
I especially like this option for jewelry.

Obviously this isn't always an option and I needed a good option for
indoor photo's.


So I started searching and reading.
After trial and error and searching online I have found that a light box has been the
way to go for me.
I recently found this one and I am so happy with it.


Here it is all set up.


It is under 20 bucks, has built in led lights and it is collapsible to put it away easily if
you don't have the space to leave it out.  It also comes with a variety of background options,
and has a circle cut out on top - perfect for overhead shots of items.
(also worth noting that it has great reviews which is something I always look at before purchasing and item)
It is a smaller size which is perfect for what I needed.

I did also purchase a dual port usb charger plug so I could plug in both of the led light strips
into one plug as they each have their own cord.

So let's see an example.

Here is a photo I took of one of my lil bird beads simply placed on white paper.
(which looks a little more gray than white)

The photo isn't terrible,
but I feel like it has a lot of room for improvement.

I could certainly edit it with software, however I would rather take
the best photo's that I can from the start and have to do as little editing as possible.

 

And here is one of the beads I took a photo of in my light box.
To me it is just an amazing difference.



Besides the light box I purchased,
I did also use a tracing style light box underneath my new photo box for this photo.
I had it already and thought I would try it that way to add even a little more light
and take care of shadows for the most part.
The light gets diffused very nicely and I am really happy with the photo results
I am getting with this set up.





I will share the products below in case anyone would like to check these items
out further.



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Have a blessed week!
-TinaH

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