Posted 31 January 2006 - 03:01 PM
I have a new project i.e. Photgraphing jewelleries......
Now the question is.....
How to obtain softness and glitters i.e. in the diamonds while photographing to make the photographs look natural......
Please send me your suggestions on this....
Posted 31 January 2006 - 03:14 PM
EDIT : thought you were talking about still photography, not sure if it is actually the case...
Posted 31 January 2006 - 03:21 PM
You need sort of "pin" lighting -- sharp spotlights, like from a Dedolight -- at the right angle to get a good kick. Rotating the diamond slowly during the helps create an interactive flare & ever-changing glint.
Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:20 PM
Suggest me on this..................
See attachment of the LED Lamp.....
Thanks to all....
Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:59 PM
they reccomend to use a LED lamp for the sparkling and glittering effects in te diamonds......
Yes, I can see the advantages of that; lots of little bright sources increases the chances for multiple kicks off of the diamond's surface.
Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:40 PM
Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:52 AM
Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:01 AM
A topic I can actually contribute to, I am a complete newbie to the moving image hence me being in lurk mode most of the time. However stills is my bag, jewellery needs a mix of hard and soft light so the usual way is light with a very hard light source and then surround the object with as many plain white reflector boards as you can squeeze in. If you can get your'e boards in close enough and have your'e hard light a reasonable distance away the good old inverse square law will work in your'e favour and negate the need for too many extra lights. Buy some cheap plexiglass mirror tiles, cut them up and place liberally around for added sparkle.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:43 AM
Most metals are lit by reflecting white over the surface. Some jewels too, but to see the color of a ruby or get a glint off of the facets of a diamond, you need a sharper spotlight, hence why it's a mix.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:52 PM
Not one of my best, but it was to hand to illustrate a point. Still not quite sure when to chirp up with posts, as technically I'm still just one of those static image people!!! but I have been shoving lights about for the last twenty years so hopefully you guys won't maul Me too much