How to Photograph Your Jewelry (Download in HD)

Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist photographer Jim Lawson for an in-depth look at capturing professional-looking photos of your own handmade jewelry.
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Take stunning photos of your jewelry . . . In a snap!

Get expert tips and tricks on how to photograph your own jewelry. Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist photographer Jim Lawson for an in-depth look at capturing professional-looking photos of your handmade jewelry.

Discover different ways to accentuate a variety of materials and types of jewelry. From sparkling faceted beads and highly polished copper to natural stone pendants and sanded sterling silver, Jim covers how to make your pieces look their best.

Take a comprehensive look into photographing jewelry as you:

  • Discover how to set up your light to maximize the look of your jewelry designs.
  • See how the simple addition of fill cards dramatically improves the details of your jewelry.
  • Get expert answers to frequently asked questions with jewelry professional Lexi Erickson.
  • Uncover the secrets behind great photos with the use of gradient backgrounds, light diffusion screens, and more.
  • Learn how to take quality photos with a point ā€˜nā€™ shoot camera and inexpensive setup.
  • From juried photos to online selling, enhance your photos for maximum success.
  • Explore insider tips on how to use computer programs to enhance your shoots.
  • And more!


Table of Contents
  • Introduction with Lexi Erickson, Professional Jewelry Designer
  • Point 'n' Shoot Success
  • Using a Fill Card
  • Beyond Point 'n' Shoot Cameras
  • Photographing Sparkle and Color
  • Diffusion Frames
  • Capturing Detail
  • Creating a Gradient Background
  • Frequently Asked Questions


Author/Speaker/Editor: Jim Lawson

Format: High Definition Video Download

Customer Reviews

HD version is better than the Standard one Review by Joanne

If purchasing this, be sure to get the HD version. It's better quality. I accidentally bought the STD version and then went back and bought the better one.

Definitely some 'Ah-Ha!' moments in this series for me. I've learned a LOT from them and can use the info to create much better pictures for my jewelry!

(Posted on 4/30/14)

Disappointing - does not list equipment requirements Review by Martha

Can't tell you how bummed I was when I bought this and realized I needed a tetherable camera and Adobe photo editing software or couldn't do anything in the video. My Canon Powershot was the first one that came out without the ability to tether, and I had to spend hours on the web trying to find workarounds - there aren't any. Plus I don't have Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. I submitted a review to this effect last year but nobody published it. Check your camera capabilities and be ready to go out and purchase expensive software or this video will be useless. These requirements should be listed in the item description and they are not. BTW, it's not impossible to follow these instructions with a desktop computer but it really helps to have a laptop too. You won't find any of this out until you buy the video.

(Posted on 7/12/13)

Awesome Video Review by Catherine Miesen

I just watched the whole video and I can't wait to get into the studio and use these instructions. The video gives you instruction that is simple and very to the point. I just am so pleased with my purchase. If you have had any difficulty photographing your jewelry, this is the video for you. Jim Lawson tells you the equipment and set up you need. He goes over camera settings and even shows you a little on how to process your pics on the computer. I don't have the set up he recommends (and you can tell by the quality of my pics) but I soon will and my old equipment will be for sale. I would give this video a six star rating if I could!

(Posted on 4/5/12)