Follow these tips and tricks to make your jewelry photoshoot as quick and easy as possible!
Do Research Beforehand
Looking at popular jewelry websites and your competitors will help you figure out what you want out of your photoshoot, and it will also help you figure out your expectations for the photoshoot. Look at what works and what doesn’t work in your opinion for each website you visit; this will help you synthesize and solidify your idea of how you want your jewelry to be displayed in the photographs and on your website. Your opinion matters! You deserve a photographer who values your opinion, because if you don’t like the way your jewelry is displayed, it’ll be much harder for you to market and sell it passionately.
Come with Ideas
Make sure to have an idea of what you want before you correspond with your photographer. Do you want reflections or shadows in the photograph? What angle and placement do you want your jewelry to be at? How many different shots of each piece of jewelry do you want? These are all things to think about beforehand to make the photoshoot as seamless as possible. Also, examples of what you have in mind work wonders for your photographer, so that they know exactly what you want.
Be prepared to spend time corresponding with your photographer, and be prepared for them to spend a lot of time on your jewelry shots. Jewelry photography is deceptively difficult, so make sure to give your photographer enough time before you want to release the jewelry so that they can spend the time and care that is needed for a jewelry photoshoot. If you rush your photographer, you won’t be as satisfied with the results, and both you and your photographer want you to be happy with how the jewelry is displayed.
Never forget to communicate with your photographer; communication will bring your photographs from great to perfect. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for something different than what you’re currently getting. Your photographer wants to do the best job for you and your product, and that can’t happen if they don’t know exactly what you want out of the photoshoot. You are paying them for a service, and you deserve to get your money’s worth; it’ll be much harder to do so if you don’t communicate with your photographer.