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Lapidary Art: Basic Jewelry Photography


light/ speed considerations
This is a very basic set up for a necklace. It's important when shooting to use a light meter or grey card (a square of cardboard that is a solid medium grey, sold at photo supply stores) and make sure all of the settings on your camera are set to the speed of film you're using. Most cameras have a built in light meter. Some light colored or highly reflective jewelry can throw off the meter. By placing the grey card in front of the jewelry before each shot you can accurately set the cameras exposure. Bracketing is the process of shooting over a range of exposure. Start where the meter is too dark and work your way to too much light. The perfect picture will be somewhere in-between.



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