I do not want to sound as if I were driven by spontaneity or a business owner who makes impulsive decisions, because that would not be accurate; however I will say that when it comes to writing blog posts my plans do change. When planning the possible topics for the blog, I sometimes form a temporary schedule for publishing which take on new priorities after some time away giving me time to reconsider their publishing order. So let me tell you why I think this post is better published today versus Friday: This post will inform you of many different ways for setting up the lighting for your photographic subject.
The photo you see below is one that I took as I found some good techniques on my own with the equipment I had available.
I will list here some of the best techniques to be used in the jewelry section of photography.
The best lighting set-ups:
- Back Lighting
- Diffused and Direct Lighting
- Direct and Reflected Lighting
- High Aperture / Long Exposure (Larger Focal Plane)
- Moderate Aperture / Short Exposure (Moderate Focal Plane)
- Low Aperture / Fast Shutter Speed (Small Focal Plane)
- Wax to hold pieces in place.
- Glass or Lexan (surface for reflection)
- Modeling Services
Of course there is always the option of hiring me and my services. *Grin* Okay, enough of that. Get ready for the specifics on the lighting set-ups in the subsequent posts!