Jewelry Brand Photography Tips

Doing commercial photography work for a jewelry line sounds easy enough, but shooting the shiny ornaments presents certain challenges. For one, a photographer must be adept in both closeup photography and portrait photography to present a complete picture of the product and the lifestyle associated with it. In the video below, photographer Nick Fancher takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at how he went about shooting pieces from Leo’s Wisdom, a line of handmade jewelry:

Nick uses a pair of Canon L lenses, the 35mm f/1.4 wide-angle and the 70-200mm f/4 telephoto, to turn his ideas into images. He employs both ambient light and triggered strobes to correctly expose his subjects, and he puts props — whether it be an antique bottle to hang a necklace on or the interior of a sprawling mansion to serve as portrait environment — to good use.

jewelry product photography

The next time you see dazzling images of jewelry in your favorite glossy magazine, you know what it took to make them.

Like This Article?

Don't Miss The Next One!

Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles to stay current:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New! Want more photography tips? We now offer a free newsletter for photographers:

No, my photos are the best, close this forever