by Lyn Lomasi; Co-Owner of Intent-sive Nature & the Brand Shamans network
A large part of selling jewelry online involves having awesome jewelry product photos. When people buy jewelry from the internet, they need to have a clear picture of what they’re getting. When taking cell phone photography, there are some key tips to help you take awesome jewelry product photos.
Focus Your Cell Phone Camera
Before you start taking jewelry product photos, learn how to focus your cell phone camera. Most smartphones will either auto-focus when still for a few seconds. or require you to tap the screen a few times to focus on a specific area. It can help to purchase a separate macro lens made specifically for cell phone photography. This is true of most smaller objects, including jewelry.
Use a Cell Phone Photography Tripod
Using a tripod will help prevent issues that occur with shaky hands or focusing properly. It can also help you to use your cell phone camera at various angles, no matter how awkward. You can easily use an inexpensive tripod for jewelry photos. However, if you will be taking photos in which your jewelry is positioned up high or in places where you would need more than the usual small cell phone photography tripod. Tripods are great for taking timed photos to reduce the effects of shaking and other motion.
Lighting is Key for Awesome Jewelry Product Photos
Take awesome jewelry product photos by paying close attention to the lighting. For most jewelry photos, the lighting needs to be soft but not dim. This is why many jewelry product photos are taken outside. This is great when cell phone photography is the method you choose. Cell phones typically take the best photos outdoors. If you cannot take photos outside, you may also wish to try using a lightbox. For either method, try turning the flash off on your cell phone. This is because the flash can cause glare in jewelry product photos.
Edit Your Cell Phone Photos with a Good Photo Editing App
You shouldn’t have to do too much to your jewelry product photos, if you take them right. However, a little bit of touch-up editing can give you really awesome jewelry product photos. For instance, if you need the background completely white and there are non-white areas, you can solve this with a photo editor. You can also sharpen images or make certain areas stand out more than others.
You really can take awesome jewelry product photos with a cell phone. All it takes is a few simple techniques. Remember that to sell your jewelry online, you really need to show it off. The best way to do so is to showcase it with great photos. Try out a few of these techniques today and see how much more often people purchase jewelry products.
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