Have you ever struggled with getting just the right shot? Whether it’s a photo of your kids, grandkids, or a stunning sunset on a beautiful fall evening sometimes getting the shot just right can be a challenge. Photographing small highly polished metal presents its own set of challenges, one of which is simply the studio.
I’ve been using my dining room to try to get good photos of my jewelry and have come up with a variety of problems with lighting, reflections, hot spots and shadows.
We finally decided to turn it into somewhat of a real studio for pictures. After having reflections of the yellowish walls (painted by the previous owner )in the silver pieces, I finally decided to give the walls a refresh, take up the carpet and make the room more conducive to getting good shots.
I’ll be testing that theory out this next week and I’ll let you know how it goes.
In addition to changing up the studio, I’ve started courses at Karl Taylor Education and I can’t tell you how much it has helped. If you’re struggling with photography in any form, check it out!
He’s an amazing photographer with 3 decades of experience and his teaching is the best I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a lot! He covers product photography, as well as portraits, fashion and even filmmaking. He explores lighting and post production in depth; has live workshops and weekly challenges. Feel free to ask questions and Karl will answer them within a day or two at the most from my experience.
See you later in the week!