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« on: June 10, 2009 08:03:12 PM »

Hi guys!
On my site I work really hard to make sure that the colors of the shells in the pictures are as close to reality as I can get them. Problem is, some of them look... murky. In this pic, the shell color is almost dead on, but I'm just not happy with how the pic looks. Different background color, maybe? Perhaps I should try it against black. Any thoughts?


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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009 03:09:17 PM »

Hmm... it doesn't look murky to me, but I do think the white looks a little glaring.  It definitely gives you a comparison for the color, though.  I would try it with a different background color, like black or brown.  Use background colors that compliment and really bring out the colors in your jewelry, and that will make a very nice display.  I don't know if that helps or not! :X

« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009 05:47:16 PM »

Thanks for the idea - I reshot that one and the rest of that group, with a different light, and I think the pics came out better. I just have to be consistent with my setup, i think, and make sure the batteries are charged up well. I think everything just conspired, including my hormones, to make me distinctly unsatisfied with the pics. Ouch, hormones!

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009 07:24:38 PM »

Uggh, don't you hate that?  Emotions should never get in the way of being happy with your handy work! 

I would love to see the new pictures if you decide to post them.  I do think being consistent will help alot.  I tend to take all my pictures in the same area with the same lights and same camera.  However, if my background is not flattering, I will switch it out for a color that compliments what I am shooting.  I think you're on the right track.  Keep it simple, and let all the detail and talent of your work shine through.

« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009 03:57:47 PM »

the OP is old, but if your camera has a "macro" setting, the icon is usually a little tulip, your pictures will be a lot clearer and more detailed.

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