Ask any Etsy seller what they struggle with the most? PICTURES! And not just lovely, clear, representative, focused, accurate pictures, but that small thumbnail that appears in the results list of shoppers that has to make you click!
Taking good pictures of jewelry presents its own challenges. Tinkering with camera settings, lighting options, composition... it's this last category that I'm working on lately - how to display jewelry in a way that is both accurate and enticing, and competitive against all the other listings in any category.
One thing I've noticed lately in some other shops, is the use of layers or contrast in the background, so I tried that with a few recent shots. I'm also experimenting with interior light - daylight bulbs - to allow myself more control of the light source - the sun here is very hit and miss and only "perfect" for a very short window on my patio.
Here are some new samples:
I've had trouble capturing these Iolite earrings for some time - I'm not convinced this is a good shot, but I like it for now while I experiment more.
For these garnet earrings, I like the layout, but I can't get the lighting right - gonna have to play around with this one some more.
Ah now bracelets and necklaces are made for draping - this one I'm quite happy with (for now!)
Of course, these and all my others are currently in my Etsy shop: