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Taking pictures of small jewerly


I need to take some pictures of small jewerly for uctions.(lot of gold with zirconia and silver) I set up a shooting box and lights but does not work, with flash or without. What do you recomend for the settings.

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What exactly is wrong with the pictures? Are they too dark or too blurry? Are you using the Macro mode (option would have a picture of little flower by it)?

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

  • Loren Undseth Feb 21, 2008

    Are you using a tripod? Even a bag of dry rice or a beanbag would help hold the camera. You don't want to try to hold it by hand.
    You don't want to use the flash, so keep that off.
    You will need to get the camera closer to the jewelry for the macro mode to help. Maybe try shooting pics of something larger and easier to focus on, just to work on getting rid some of the problems. Then work with the macro.
    The other thing you want to try is using the camera's built-in timer rather than pushing the shutter by hand. That will also eliminate some of the blur/shake you're getting.
    The other thing you may need to change is the ISO - it's probably at 100, setting it to a higher number may help.
    Hope that helps. There are a lot of little steps to getting these kind of picture to work, and learning what your camera can do.


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