When an email went round at my day job saying there was going to be a photography club I got really quite excited as I thought I would be able to learn more about taking better pictures of my jewellery. Nearly a year on I can honestly say I have learned loads about taking photos and how important a good photo helps sell a product. Here are a series of photos I have taken of a pair of earrings that I have made.
|This picture has been filtered with Instagram|
I was then given another point and shoot by a family member, this was a Nikon Coolpix S210 (8MP, 6.3-18.9mm 1:3.1-5.9). The following photos were taken with my Nikon.
|This was taken outside.|
I am not entirely happy with these photos, but they are not the worst one I took.
Then just before the Olympics I made the decision to buy a more powerful camera. I had the chance to hold and use a DSLR from Saol Photography and know I wasn’t ready for a DSLR and settled for a bridge camera. I am now owner of a Fuji Finepix S4400 (14mp
f=4.3-120.4 1:3.1-5.9) What sold this to me was the macro settings of 2cm and the 28x zoom. The next set of photos were taken with my Fuji.
I am happier with these photos as I think they are clearer, the detail is more prominent & they look more professional. The best piece of advice I have been given is to use as much natural light as you can, along with a tripod.
There is still a lot of learning to be done but I am really enjoying my photography journey.