Ahoy! Thanks for stopping by my advice column in The Storque. I’m no professional photographer, but I figured that would just make it easier for me to pass on some fun and simple tips that can help anyone! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to email me at Lori@etsy.com. Come back soon for more installments!
Find some fabric that complements the earrings you will be photographing. I went with pink to bring out the highlights in these fishing lures (I think they’re lures, but what do I know, I’ve never gone fishing!). Then drape the fabric over something so you can poke the earrings through and they can hang naturally. I put it right over my computer monitor and it worked great. Plus, I could easily move my light source right in front of the earrings.
Adjust the earrings to show them off just right, in these I made sure the blue chain was visible, not hidden behind the charm. Some more things to consider when photographing earrings or other jewelry:
• take pictures of the different parts of the object to show off the findings or to give a close up of a charm
• with earrings, do not photograph them in someone’s ears unless you mention in the listing that you will be sending a brand new pair of the same item, it’s unsanitary and can be a turn off for a lot of buyers
• taking pictures outdoors on a sunny day can make some great images, perhaps create a set using things found outside your house, such as rocks, to do something dramatic that will make your beautiful jewelry stand out