This is the setup I used to photograph my work for this website. I have been trying to get good shots of my work since college. I am a slow learner in photography. But I am also stubborn. And I like to have control over my images. I don't always have time to send pieces off to have them professionally photographed. Over the years, I have often looked at my beautiful jewelry, lying there in a tiny universe of black velvet, surrounded by a constellation of dust particles shining brightly in the studio lighting... Sigh.
Things changed for the better when I decided to go back to college a few years ago. I noticed some photography classes. "Well, I'll just take a few of those," I thought to myself. LOL.
Last month, I completed an associates degree in graphic design. I followed Photoshop right down the Adobe rabbit hole. I learned Illustrator, Indesign, and Dreamweaver as well.
Now that I have invested so much into the skill that had eluded me for so long, I thought I'd share some of the best things I learned
That's all the wisdom I can come up with for the moment. If you have questions, post them in the comments and I'll try to answer them for you.
Many thanks to Vince Nobel and Richard Wood. They gave me the best lessons in photography.
This is the nitty gritty of my day-to-day struggles as an artist. I write about triumphs and failures, design and details, tools and equipment. My life/work balance is constantly changing. Along the way, I post tutorials, tips, tricks and other goodies as well.