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Frequently Asked Questions about Product Photography - FAQ

Why are my pictures blurry?
Do I really need to use a tripod
How much do I need to spend for a digital camera?
What is the best digital camera to buy?

Why do my images have glare or "hot spots"?
How do I get rid of glare or "hotspots"?
Do I need to uses flashes or strobes?
What kind of lights should I use?
Why do my backgrounds appear grey; not white?

Product Photography Tips

Avoiding dark images when shooting on white
Five steps to better product photography
A simple way to determine if lighting is soft or hard

U
seful information hidden in digital image files
Make it look precious by adding star effects to your final image

Photography Kit Comparison chart

Product Photography Lighting Myths

Does a higher watt bulb produce more light?
My white background appears grey; do I need more light?

Product Photography "How To?"

Jewelry Photography Tips & Tricks

1. Focus and diffuse lighting
2. Creating the sparkle
3. Daylight color LEDs for use with diamonds
4. Propping up small charms or pendants
5. Creating a dramatic black reflection
6. Photographing Pearls
7. Jewelry photography tools

Bead Photography Tips & Tricks

1. Focus and diffuse lighting
2. Under lighting transparent beads
3. Exposure for a white background
4. Creating a dramatic black reflection
5. Propping up tall focal beads with wax
6. Trick to capture the shine of your beads
7. Bead photography tools

8. Advanced glass bead photo techniques

Swarovski Photography Tips & Tricks

1. The basic photography set-up
2. Focus and diffuse lighting
3. Creating sparkle ... Aurora Borealis
4
. Hanging Swarovski earrings is easy
5. What's "Invisible thread"?
6
. Floating earrings at different heights
7
. New ways to hang any earrings
8
. Swarovski Crystal Photography Tools

Watch Photography Tips & Tricks

1. Macro focus and lighting
2. Proper exposure
3. Daylight color LEDs for use with diamonds
4. Keeping the watch bands shape
5. Creating a soft reflection
6. Photoshop tricks for special web placement
7. Watch photography tools

Gem Photography Tips & Tricks

1. Focus and lighting
2. Position the gem correctly to reflect light
3. Ideal gem lighting ... circle of LED's
4. Gallery of gem images
5. Gem Photography tools
 

Silver Photography Tips & Tricks

1. Controlling reflections and glare
2. Making silver appear shiny
3. Avoid adding your own reflection
4. Group items to reflect each other

5. Gallery of images
6. Silver photography tools

Glass Photography Tips & Tricks

1. Diffuse lighting
2. Clear glass made easy
3. Shooting on light & dark colored fields
4. Special under lighting technique
5. Glowing effect

6. Gallery of glass images
7
. Glass photography tools

Flower Photography Tips & Tricks

1. Focus and soft lighting
2. Exposure for a white background
3. Camera position & floral arrangement
4. Using the sun for lighting
5. Gallery of floral images

6. Flower photography tools

Coin Photography Tips & Tricks

1. Focus and diffuse lighting
2. Eliminating shadows
3. Daylight color bulbs
4. Exposure for a white background
5. Example gallery of images
6. Coin photography tools

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