Jewelry Biz Tips

iPhone Jewelry Photography Tricks

This week on Bead Table Wednesday I shared some super easy tips to improve your digital photos using your phone and a very basic, no-special-equipment set up!

Watch the short video here:

A few reminders:

  • Your colors will pop more on a neutral gray background. Look for backgrounds with subtle texture to add interest but that doesn’t complete with your jewelry.
  • In-direct natural light is your best friend. Find it, use it, don’t except any substitutes!
  • Editing is a critical step to good photos. Crop in to cut out background clutter, use your editing software on your phone to adjust the brightness, exposure and brilliance to make your photos pop. Don’t over do it though, your photo should look as close to the original as possible.
  • Take way more photos than you think you need! Move your phone around to get close ups, full shots, details, different angles, etc.


For more tips and examples of beautifully photographed jewelry check out my Pinterest board:

Jewelry Biz: Photography

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  1. Reply
    Erin Prais-Hintz
    June 21, 2018 at 9:48 am

    This was a really good video post. I am often working late late at night so light is always a challenge. I have a pretty high powered lamp next to my photo area with two pieces of vellum paper taped over it to simulate the diffused light from one direction. I love the nubby raw silk on your board. That always looks great. I am always trying to find the right balance for surfaces to photograph on. And of course, those little birdies are so adorable! Thanks for the great tips! Enjoy the day! Erin

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