Necklace Photo Shoot

Button Strand Necklaces

I thought I’d try photographing my necklaces on a model today – namely me – so I set up the camera on a tripod and got my cable release out. After many different choices of top, I settled for my black icebreaker and took a few snaps. With these necklaces, it’s nice to see them it situ i.e. hung around the neck to get a sense of how they look when you’re wearing them rather than the images I’ve taken of them in the studio lying flat on a wooden board.

Not sure I’m happy with the results to be honest. Think I need to get my manequin out of the loft and use that instead. Unfortunately my maneqin is clad in burgundy cloth so not sure how that would look as I think it’s better to shoot the necklaces against black.

Button Strand Necklaces

Button Strand Necklaces

Button Strand Necklaces

Thinking of painting a large board with blackboard paint and hang them from nails instead. I did do a few images last week of them hanging on an image we have of the Firth of Forth which are interesting, but also not great.

Button Strand Necklaces

I’m never happy with the results and this is why so many of my products don’t get added to my online shop as I can never get the right images of them.

Has anyone got any suggestions on how best to photograph necklaces?

2 thoughts on “Necklace Photo Shoot

  1. Milomade says:

    Thanks for the link – I’ve got my own little mini studio set-up and I’ve also got a 1st class degree in photography, so I know how to take photo’s OK, it’s just these long necklaces that always cause me problems. They just don’t fit into the format I use for all my other jewellery and it bothers me. I decided to go for this kind of style here though in the end – http://www.milomade.co.uk/blog/2011/11/new-button-strand-necklaces/ – as it fits with the style of my other collections.

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