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[Photography] Jewelry with multiple stones


#1

Hi All I would like to thank those who have answered my questions. I
have found that joining MJSA has been informative and quite useful…
I have a concern that most experienced jewelers can resolve, I’m sure.
I have been having problems with my profesional photos. 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? The photos are great, but lately the
color disappears and the piece loses its flare Any suggestions will
be appreciated…I have also noticed shadows that appear to be due to
reflection and I suppose this may be due to the effort to give flare
to the whole piece…Am I right? Thanks Elizabeth


#2

The photographer might focus a pinpoint fiberoptic light on the
stones which feature play of color.


#3
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 (stevefoto@compuserve.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!


#4

I would like to introduce you to an old friend and excellent(and
reasonable) photographer of jewelry, gemstones and specimens;he has
been published in many jewelry-related magazines; his name is Azad,
his phone is: (303) 258-0437. Highly recommended. Bill Navran