I bought a Sony digital camera Sony Mavica FD7. Which is quite
good. But I am facing a problem which I need help.
I want to maintain a electronic catalogue of gems from Sri Lanka
and put it in my web site with Tripod. But when I take
photographs the stones looks darker than the natural colour. I
tried various flash lights but it did not work. I am not a
professional photographer but I am quite good at normal outdoor
I think the lighting is the problem. The camera does not have a
close up lens but it does have a zoom. But the too much zooming
makes the stone unfocused. I got pictures of large blue sapphires
and yellow sapphires but it looks too dark in photos.
Can somebody help me to give some tips on lighting. I want to
have the natural colour of the stone. When I see the photos
appearing in Gems and Jewellery magazines I wonder how people
take such good photos of gems.
Nikko Lanka Gems and Jewelry
Exporters of Gems and Lapidarists.