When it comes to working with small, reflective objects, jewelry presents a special problem for online sellers. In essence, these items may be one of the most trying things to photograph due to the complexity of the skills involved. One of the reasons photographing jewelry can be such a difficult project is that it requires perfection, yet jewelry is highly reflective and requires precise lighting setups. It also calls for mixed lighting techniques to highlight different elements.
Common Product Photo Mistakes
Poor Lighting & Inconsistent Balance
First and foremost, one of the most common product photo mistakes for jewelry is incorrect lighting. Any inconsistency can throw off the visual balance between an item and its background. Using a pure white background can be even more challenging as images often come out dull or overexposed. That’s why proper lighting and balance is needed to capture a product while enhancing its details for a crisp, clean, professional look.
Over-creativity is another common mistake when photographing jewelry. If an item has to compete against a patterned background or unnecessary props, you can confuse your customers. Using a pure, white background is best. You never want to differentiate your product against a colorful, or active background. Doing so will cost you your customer’s attention.
Macro photography combined with precise lighting to capture your jewelry can highlight even the smallest flaws. By focusing an image on a rings sparkle, you may end up capturing tiny imperfections in the metal that a customer normally wouldn’t notice. Additionally, a product photo may come out too clean, lacking the natural highlights and shadows that makes an image look real.
Jewelry is prone to undesirable reflections due to its reflective nature. Small, reflective products like these can be difficult to stage and require careful focus and attention to detail. While diamonds, gems or metal pose an alluring factor favored by online buyers, it can also create distractions. If you can’t control unwanted reflections, they can ruin your product image.
Thrive Product Studio
Elegant, high-quality images of your jewelry items are important. Don’t let your lack of professional photography skills push customers away. At Thrive Product Studio, we love the challenge of photographing jewelry. To us, there is no better satisfaction than creating a perfect image for our clients. Not only will we provide you with images that charm your online buyers but save you the time and hassle of trying to create high-resolution images on your own.
If you would like more information about the Amazon product photography services we offer, contact us at 1-877-681-0980. We would be more than happy to discuss your project and answer any questions you may have.