Dear Jewelers, Interested others and Pros who know what I do not,
I am needing to photograph some opal jewelry. This is high grade
custom fabricated jewelry items. The problem? Well, I have used
advice from here to do a good job in photography of metal jewelry,
using diffuser applications. The dilemma is reducing the
reflections of metal while highlighting the color of opals.
Years ago, I associated with a person who used a view camera, long
exposures and pinpoint lighting to obtain remarkable results with
all sorts of objects. My dilemma is this is digital photography I am
doing. I simply cannot set up as for a view camera even with a
digital capable of bulb photos and long exposures.
So, from anyone who has faced and conquered this problem, how to
reduce the metal “splash and flash” while showing the best light on
the opal fire?
Any suggestion are greatly appreciated.
Thomas. Professional Jeweler, newbie photog.