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Photographing diamonds tips & tricks


#1

Does anyone have any tricks or suggestions when taking pictures of
diamonds? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
LaVerne


#2
Does anyone have any tricks or suggestions when taking pictures of
diamonds? Any advice would be appreciated. 

There are no tricks or magic involved. Take a look at my website. If
you like what you see than here are the things to keep in mind.

Quality of the lens is more important that quality of the camera,
(it does not mean that camera can be junk) and the most important is
the light. Get the lighting right and the rest will follow. It is
not possible to go into details on lighting. Too many variations. Be
prepared to spend a lot of time on it. It does not happen by itself.
If you keep in mind that if you do not like what you see change the
light, you should do fine.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#3

VaVerne,

Can you be more specific? What is the goal of the photograph?

Are you trying to make a “pretty picture” or are you trying to
depict some feature like an inclusion or girdle inscription? Each
would dictate an entirely different approach.

For the latter:
www.thelittlecameras.com with Diamond
Dealer’s Kit perhaps.

Another solution is to use a microscope with the attachment
necessary to attach your camera of choice (point-and-shoot or D-SLR).

You can also obtain a small tubular USB camera that fits on a
microscope so you can show your customers the features of the stone
on your computer or on a TV.

Wayne Emery
Wayne