Monday, April 27, 2009

Photo Weekend

Thank you so much everyone for all the great help and input on my photo taking. I think it all paid off.
I spent all day Saturday taking photos and waiting for the perfect light. But I was still getting some blowout of the high polished silver areas. Then I remembered that I had made this cool velum and balsa wood light baffle. I placed that behind the jewelry and ta-da it worked.

And here are the results.
Adding back some props.

Now the only question is for my enamel work.
Do you like the colored background or the rustic background for this kind of work? I like the rustic one. But I worry that the enamel work isn't really rustic. It's more clean and fun. Which makes me think it needs the solid colored background. So I'm torn, what do you all think?


Karen Gill said...

I like the rustic background for the enamel. I think the colors of the enamel pop out better with it.

These look awesome!!! Congrats!

Paige said...

Thanks Karen, I really like the rustic too.

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

I think two things. 1. the blue competes with the piece. 2. the background is more a function of continuity in your shop. I would not mix rustic and flat color backgrounds. Too jarring to the eye in a simgle shop. And if you only have one piece of enamel up at any time (for instance) that blue background will really detract from the shop aestheic.

My 2¢

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

p.s. Man that turquoise piece came out beautifully!!!