This is a jewelry shoot done for a client over the past weekend. The challenge here was using the model to pop out the delicate earrings rather than have her beauty overshadow them. The seppia color scheme helps achieve this, by reducing the overall color spectrum to a warm black and white palette. You retain the warmth of the face, while the diamond glitter grabs the viewer’s attention.
(By the way, my portrait to the right of this page also uses a seppia filter)
Every shoot teaches you something new: this shoot taught me that jewelry requires a macro lens, one that can focus on close-up subjects. I used a Canon 100mm macro over a dark backdrop (the same portable backdrop that folds into a bag, which can them be brought to homes for my Yuba City Photographer clientele).
There’s the macro lens for you! Close-up focus; details pop out crisply; dark backdrop makes it easier to post-edit the ring onto a completely black background, bringing the gold and precious stones into prominence.
(Note to budding photographers: according to my calculations, it will take a hundred jewelry shoots before I can afford to buy a ring like this!)