I have an honest, reputable photographer...What happens is that I
use more than one stone... For example chrysocolla and ammolite or
opal and sugilite....If I understand what is happening is that
stones that have flashes of color in combination with other stones,
will show mostly brown hues...Any suggestions?
“Honest” and “reputable” do not necessarily mean “good at
photographing jewelry.” Have you discussed tha problem and possible
solutions with your photographer? If he is unable to correct, the
difficulty, you ( or he ) might consult one of the photographers who
has made a career of shooting stones and metalwork. Steve Meltzer
writes a regular column for Crafts Report Magazine dealiong with the
fine points of craft photography (email@example.com ) or check
the photo credits in Lapidary Journal , Metalsmith , Colored Stone ,
or whatever publication you favor - a good way to find fotogs whose
work you like. I have gotten some wonderful slides done by Jim King
at Royal Images, 22105 County Road D, Archbold, Ohio 43502.
419-455-6621. He has taken some great photos of the glasswork and
marbles produced by Mark Matthews at Sauder Village - also in
Archbold. Jim understands light and color!