Monday, July 5, 2010


For anyone looking to improve their skills at small object photography, I highly recommend Steve Meltzer's  Photographing Arts, Crafts & Collectibles . I just purchased it the other day, and haven't delved very deep into it, but have already seen an improvement thanks to his explanation of how to best light a piece of jewelry with reflective surfaces.

Here is an example: the Lumina Window Necklace from my Etsy shop. I was never quite happy with how my photo captured the beauty of the stained glass and patina of this necklace.

now, with Steve's lighting suggestions and a more textural background

Here's to learning and improving! I'm sure to do both with further reading of this in depth book.


  1. WOW big difference! Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. I've always thought your photography was fantastic and yet, you have trumped yourself!

  3. beautiful photo! I will check this out. Now, if I could get instructions for photographing an oil painting...

  4. now you can really see the gorgeous iridescence. well done!

  5. You are welcome Charlee~
    MM, thank you so much. Always room for improvement, I say!
    S&B, there is a section of the book on photographing paintings!

  6. I am going to check out this book. I am always looking to improve my photography. Your photos look great. They really highlight the beauty of your pieces.

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