Many of us are turning to the internet to sell out pieces of handcrafted jewellery and this may be in a small way on an online auction site or it could be by setting up a website of your own. It may not be as easy as you think so here is some advice that may be of some help.
With all types of sale displaying your product is very important and this is no more so than with handcrafted jewellery and as the goods are going to be sold online your customers are not going to see the good live it will be through photos so you must make sure that these are done professionally. Jewellery is not the easiest this to photograph and if you do not know your way around a camera it maybe advisable for you to employ a professional photographer. This can come at a great cost that you will have to include in the price of your jewellery and pass this on to the customer. This does not mean that the amateur photographer cannot obtain good results with the minimum effort and if you follow carefully the following tips I am sure that you will be able to produce photos of your handcrafted jewellery that you will be proud of.
It used to be that you had to spend hundreds of pounds on processing your photos and not all of them would have been good results but now with the digital technology that is available now with cameras. These now come to use with things like macro so we are able to take close up photos capturing all the minute details of unique handcrafted jewellery so we can see the design on the bracelet beads, the stunning sheen on the semi-precious stones that have been used to create our necklace designs and the unique and original bracelets you have handmade. You need to take time out to sit and read your manual carefully and this will explain all the features that your camera has.
The main key to achieving a good handcrafted jewellery photo is the lighting and with this to obtain a sharp and clear photo and of course making sure that you have the correct exposure. As said before the macro lens is the one that you need to use when taking close up photos and these will be the key to the sharpness of the finished photo and the other thing that is very important to the sharpness factor is the use of a tripod or any other camera support to eliminate any camera shake. If you follow these steps you will achieve clear and sharp photos of your handcrafted jewellery.
If you decide that you are need of investing in a new digital camera that will only be used for photographing your unique and original handcrafted jewellery see if you can find one to purchase in your price bracket that has a constantly direct cable to your computer. This will allow you to be able to adjust the settings directly and all you have to do is press the space bar to easily take your photos. As your camera will be set on your tripod there will be no shaking or movement of any kind and all your setting will be uniform meaning all the photos of your handmade earrings, crafted jewellery sets and jewellery necklaces will be true to colour and very sharp so that your customers can see the beauty of the unique and original designs. We should use these new technologies to add ease to our lives and when they improve our business they are a must. To be able to sell your jewellery it has to look its best showing all the details of the design and the beads that have been used to create these stunning pieces.