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#7561
Re: Photographing Jewellery 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Could you post one of those images fireflygirl? That way we could compare with Irina's photos and see the difference.

Irina, those images are gorgeous! I've tried with lamps but the photos are always quite yellow. How did you get them to look so crisp and white?
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#7564
Re: Photographing Jewellery 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
IriniaPhotography is really very good at photographing jewelry. She's got some links in another thread about that. She doesn't use a light box, just 2 lamps.
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#7617
Re: Photographing Jewellery 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Cathy, thank you fro your warm words.

You need special photo lamps. They are 5100K color temperature. They may be found at eBay, Amazon, or whatever. Basically, I had lamps included with my lightbox. Honestly, I bought this kit because of lightbox, but I don't use it. I use just lamps. Also, I do photo editing after shooting. I believe this is mandatory in good product or other photography.

If there is any question, I'll be happy to help and share my knowledge.
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#7646
Re: Photographing Jewellery 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
In addition to what Irinia said, I would like to add that temperatures for different product photography bulbs/lamps vary. Some other common temperatures are 2700K and 3500K depending on the type of light source that you are using. They normally give you a yellow color.

These 2700K to 3500K light sources are also higher wattage (120W to 1000W) lamps so they don't last anywhere near as long as the low wattage (20W to 26W), longer lasting lamps.

In order to get a daylight color you need to use a light source that has a temperature of 5000K.

Also, the 5000K lamps may not fit most standard photo fixtures.
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#7854
Re: Photographing Jewellery 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
I made a light box out of a couple of free tutorials I found online-combined the 2 I liked the best. I already had some lights, but I got 75 watt CFL bulbs for the lights. They have a temp of 5600, so all I have to do if fine tune the shot in processing.
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#8023
Re:Photographing Jewellery 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Abi -


If you are going to do it yourself I'd suggest the lightbox method that others have mentioned. The more diffusion the better in jewelry photography. I use a light table, 2 strobes, and lots of reflectors, and diffusion materials to shoot jewelry.

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