Jewellery Photography in Mumbai
Looking for creative jewellery photography in Mumbai? You have reached the right place. We are a jewellery photo studio that takes jewellery photography projects and assignments. We help jewellery designers, jewellery retailers and companies by providing jewellery photography and jewellery photographers.
We have an inhouse team of jewellery photographers and fashion photographers and use the appropriate lighting setup and camera equipment to give you the desired result.
Jewellery Photography Services
At jewellery photography Mumbai we provide you with jewellery photography service like photography, videography, photo editing, infographics creation and all kind of photography services that are involved in taking beautiful jewelry photos.
Our services are the first stop of choice for jewellery designers, retailers and companies. As a jewellery product photography and fashion photography company our product photographers are used to working at event locations and studios and on tight deadlines.
We have been adding luster to jewellery by using latest photography equipment, editing software and talented editors for more than four years now. We have the privilege of working with international and national online marketplaces like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Ebay. Beside this we have also been responsible for photography requirements of numerous jewellery retailers.
Now let us talk about the various options that we offer in jewellery photography
Why Choose us for Jewellery Photography
Things that we take care of while shooting jewellery for ecommerce are as follows:
1. We ensure that we comply with all the guidelines of the online marketplaces for jewellery photography.
2. We get a detailed customer requirement from the customer about the angles and the end use of the jewellery photography in mumbai. This ensures that the photograph is in sync with your catalog / ecommerce website / brochure / out of home marketing material.
3. All the photographs are taken using the soft box or under soft lighting. This ensures that the photographs are uniformly lit and this ads to the beauty of the jewellery.
4. Expertise of our team and regular monitoring of quality ensures that your jewellery photographs come out the best.
Tips for Jewellery Photography
1) Depth of field
The depth of field is lost while doing jewellery photography for a small product at a close distance between the lens and the object. You may notice that the jewellery photographed has parts that are not in sharp focus. This can even be a problem if macro lens is used.
The focus-stacking technique used in post-processing fixes this key issue in jewellery photography.
For starters, a series of images are taken one after the other, each with a different focus, so that the entire object is captured throughout time. To ensure that the camera's focus remains stable, a tripod is a need. An operator will then need to combine the photographs in photo-editing software to obtain a single, crisp image of the target object.
For e-commerce jewellery photography, precise, skillful, and time-consuming photography is required.
The efficiency of this process can be greatly enhanced by implementing automated solutions. Differently focused shots are taken in a step-by-step procedure that is controlled by the camera's software and, most crucially, they are combined to make ready images.
Wide aperture and depth of field control allow for photos that are ready for focus stacking to be taken.
2) Cleanliness is the key
Close-up jewelry photography exposes all of the flaws in a piece of jewellery, which is a nuisance for jewellery photographer. It's impossible to miss any of the tiniest blemishes in the finished images.
Product preparation, by the jewellery photographer, before a photo shoot can help alleviate the problem. To ensure that your product is as clean as possible, follow these steps:
1. When handling jewellery, for product photography, wear cotton gloves to protect your hands.
2. Use the cleaning chemicals specified in the product's instructions.
3. Don't hesitate to use a microfiber towel to apply the final polish.
4. Use a tiny compressor to spray the object with compressed air.
3) Photography Backgrounds
In providing jewellery photography services, it is common practice in e-commerce to display jewellery on a single colour or white background. In order to keep the focus on the subject, the background must remain neutral and unobtrusive. The customer will demand the best possible level of detail rendering, and the background will be there to reveal it in the final image.
There are two ways to go about it. As a first option, you can use studio-quality white Plexiglass backgrounds. White paper backdrops can also be used to a satisfactory extent. Direct white-background photography, on the other hand, is highly difficult since it can result in a lack of contrast on the item being photographed. The backlight hits the lens directly, causing the product to seem hazy around the borders (the overexposure effect).
Second, you can cut the result in post-processing rather than focusing on the background color/uniformity. A full RGB(255,255,255) backgroud or any colour of your choice can then be pasted into the item surface, without sacrificing contrast. Generally speaking, this process is more suited for jewellery because of the prevalence of shiny surfaces and reflected jewels.
4) The Macro Lens
Using a macro lens is advised in jewellery photography. The lens's magnification ratio is what you need to keep an eye on.
In other words, small items should be placed on the camera's sensor at a good magnification, at least maintaining their actual size. Look for a lens with a 1:1 or higher magnification ratio. Using this method, you may expect high-resolution jewellery photos.
5) The Tripod
We at Mumbai Jewellery Photography swear by this. In a typical photography studio, a tripod is a must-have accessory. It will allow for greater f-stop values and lower ISO speeds, making it more versatile. The shot will have a greater depth of field and a lower level of noise.
For focus stacking, a tripod or a sturdy mount is essential, as the field of vision must be equal for all consecutive shots to be blended into one later. This can't be done with hand-taken photos.
When pushing the release button on a camera, a cable release can be attached to the camera to keep the set in place. Micro-vibrations may affect the photo's focus and diminish the benefits of a tripod when using a manual release.
6) The Aperture in Jewellery Photography
The lens's mid-range f-stop number is the choice for most jewelery photographer. It generally refers to f/11 or f/13, depending on the camera. The camera-lens set will then have its optimal focus parameters.
When shooting with a tripod, shutter speed is less of an issue because blur caused by movement is virtually eliminated.
At Mumbai Jewellery Photography, we advice to maintain the ISO speed as low as feasible still holds true. The noise in the photo is caused by this setting, which increases the ISO speed. When photographing jewellery (even if its a fashion photography shoot), it's best to stick with ISOs of 100 or 200.
Depending on the lens, you may be tempted to utilise aperture f-stop values as high as f/22 or f/32 in order to get a greater depth of field effect. Even though the camera-to-object distance is tiny, and most objects are only a few millimetres in size, this may not produce the intended results. The back of the item will still be fuzzy and out of focus.
Focus stacking can assist you once more in this situation. Aperture f-stop settings in the middle of the range are safe to utilise while using it.
7) The Lighting
While we have taked about camera settings, we still have not talked about an very important aspect of shooting jewelry, that is the use of lights. While to the naked eye lighting conditions may look perfect, while shooting jewellery often you may require more light or maybe even less light. But this comes with a caveat, since jewellery is often very reflective, the light has to be diffused. Apply it from the front or at a small slant and see what works best for you! You can expect to find objects that can benefit from the light above.
The most important thing to remember is to shoot in bright, light locations like white-cloth tents or automated studios whenever possible. Any additional light source is prevented from creating undesirable reflexes and altering the parameters in this manner.
You can also use natural lighting when photographing jewelry products. In natural lighting, you should use the sun as an indirect light source, so place your product near a window during the day.
8) The Color Temperature
To begin, you must regulate the colour temperature of the light you utilise in your arrangement. Make sure this is the same for every lamp in your collection. When using strobe lights, this will ensure that the shot is repeatable. Hence doing white balance and using grey cards is an essential part of jewellery photography. The lighting setup also plays an important role in ensuring that product photographers get best output possible for the jewelry piece.
9) Reduction of glare
For jewellery photography, a variety of light diffusers will be useful. Reflexes and overexposures can be reduced by using diffused light, which softens the glossy surface.
If you photograph gemstones, you might be interested in enhancing their structure with eye-catching light reflections that reflect off their surface. In a typical jewellery photography studio, snoot light diffusers are the answer. This ensure that the product images and their quality are in line the thought process of the client.
10) Jewellery Photography with Model
Jewellery photographers and product photographer love doing creative product photography with models. A thing as simple as a diamond ring can become exotic looking when photographed with a model. While photographing jewelry the importance of models cannot be overlooked.
As much as the jewelry itself, your model will play a crucial role in the photograph.
A viewer's attention will be drawn to her expression, her posture, her gaze, and her position based on what she is doing and how she is sitting.
When she sits this way, her jewelry item should be properly exposed. Her facial expression should showcase the jewelry item properly. Photographing a ring or a bracelet may even require you to use her gaze in a few shots.
When you photograph earrings or necklaces on models, no hairs or gestures obscure any part of the jewelry.
Probably the biggest disadvantage of jewelry photography is that viewers and buyers are not able to predict their size and appearance before they make a purchase decision.
In other words, when you take jewelry photographs on models, it gives your clients/buyers some sort of satisfaction because now they are able to relate much easier.
When the jewelry is worn in real life, this gives them an idea of what it will look like. A lot depends on the way that the jewelry is photographed. It is essential that the jewelry is photographed in a way that gives the jewelry justice and not makes it look like a mere object, easy to ignore.
11) Props to use in Jewellery Photography
While doing creative photography of jewllery props can make or break your shoot. The way the jewellery is photographed, will make a huge difference to the final result. You can use props like necklace stands, earring stands, jewellery mannequins and jewellery holders.
Make sure to use the right jewelry stands and holders for each type of jewelry. When you're photographing necklaces, choose a stand that complements your background and is long enough to fit your necklace.
Your jewelry images will be professional if you use these props. Choose props that are appropriate for your product. Your props and accessories should not become too cluttered as they might distract your customer from your subject.
We hope that these tips by Mumbai Jewellery photography can be of some use to you if you are on your jewellery to becoming a product photographer. While this may seem like a lot of hard work, we believe that this is surely worth it.
If you feel that you want to leave the hard work to us, then please do get in touch for our photography services. We are into Jewellery photography, product photography, fashion photography and offer all kinds of photography services.