It wouldn't fit in the title.
I know it's in artisan crafts when it's a photography tutorial, but it's specifically about photographing your artisan crafts, so I believe it fits.
Anyway, I've been hearing from jewelry makers and many other artisan crafters, especially those trying to sell their wares, that they have a lot of trouble taking decent photos of their work. They're crafters after all, not photographers! The colors are always wrong, or it's out of focus, or the photo just looks...off somehow.
I used to have the same problem. But I read a few things here and there, fiddled around with settings and backgrounds and lighting and such, and eventually came up with a formula that I think works rather well.
Well, here it is in tutorial form! I know it's far from perfect, and I only have my own camera and software to go by, but I hope it helps anyone who needs it. I tried to make it as detailed as possible, if you still have questions let me know and I'll address them.
'Spinny Scroll Wheel' is a true technical term. I swear!
EDIT: Yes I just found that typo 'You're camera's all set' Yes. You are camera's all set.
I'll fix it...eventually. If there are any more I'll fix them eventually too.
Before and after image:
If you like the earrings in the tutorial, the actual deviation for them is here:
Oh, and NATURAL LIGHT IS ALWAYS BEST!!! I LOVE YOU SUNSHINE!!!
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