Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Capturing the color of crystals

Well, I can't. It evades me and my camera!
I need some tips and tricks to help me photograph my beautiful crystal jewel items. It's a shame, they are all so pretty in 'real' life. Any tips from the pro's out there on how to better photograph crystals or reflective items (don't worry, I already know not to use flash ;)

Cheers ~ Jenni DutchTouchBeads


  1. Sorry I don't have any tips but I wanted to say I thought you did a nice job :)

  2. i do know that the sparkly facets you see in jewelry store ads and catalogues are often digital illustrations superimposed onto the photo.
    but that doesn't help you. sorry! ;)

  3. Cabin ~ that does help me feel a little better :)

  4. Very lovely! I have the same problem with reflective surfaces. I have not tried this yet, but my dad is a photographer and said to hold up a piece of white paper, just out of the shot, move it around until you get the light reflecting back into the crystal.

    Hope that was of some help!!

  5. Gypsy Thank You! I will try this!