Thursday, October 13, 2011

Taking Jewelry Photos

I'm thrilled that Kerry Bogert is offering an e-course of her Snaptastic! Photography class! I was considering attending ArtBliss this year to take the class there, but with a baby, buying our first home and finishing up the book, I just couldn't make it. Kerry is one of those people in the bead and jewelry world I admire very much for just about everything she does. I'd love to meet her in person someday, but I was really thrilled she was offering her class as an e-course. Now, that I can do! I have some new plans in the works and I really need to be taking better photos of my jewelry. I feel I used to be able to get some good shots when I could take most of my photos outside, but I don't have an outdoor space to take photos where we live now. I need to learn how to get better shots inside. I also need to learn how to use the settings on my new camera. Even though I have a point-and-shoot camera, it still has settings and modes for things like aperture, shutter speed, manual, program, etc. Ack! I have no idea.
The e-course will be starting in a just few days. You still have time to registrar and take the class with me. I was a little too anxious to get started, so I bought her e-book version and I've gotten a little head start! I made some new earring designs I'm very excited about, so I wanted to get some good shots of them. I've been taking photos for 3 days straight and I'm exhausted!

Below are photos I managed to come up with after reading Kerry's e-book:

These were taken in natural light. It was cloudy all three days I took photos, but I think I managed to get some okay shots. Still, a bit dark. These are probably the best photos I've ever taken of jewelry, so at least there's improvement! So, what do you think? Be honest, now. I'm looking to improve, so don't be shy with the critiques!


  1. Oh man you got the e-book already? I didn't get mine yet. I'll have to email Kerry.
    Great photos can't wait to see or kick a&* pics after the class!

  2. I just love all these earrings Erin. Oh oh oh how gorgeous! Now I'm off to check out the e-book.

  3. I don't have a negative thing to say about the pics - I think they look great. And I am in LOVE with those earrings. LOVE.

  4. I think that would be a great class to offer. I am so glad that Kerry is doing that and I sure hope she does it again so that I can do it when I have more time to devote to it. There is always room for improvement in my photos! I love your designs, so bohemian chic! Enjoy the day, Miss Erin.

  5. Love all your earrings, and the photos...especially the last.In that one, I like that there is no shadow which I find a bit distracting, other than that they are looking pretty good! I am going to start the e- course...looking forward to it.

  6. Okay, first off, the earrings ROCK! All of them - cool designs!

    2nd - I think your photos look great, too!

    I'm taking Kerry's e-course that starts tomorrow as well, but I haven't downloaded the book yet cause I just signed up yesteday (Thanks to reading your blog and checking it out!) and I'm hoping it will help me to better understand my camera so I can get some awesome photos! :)

  7. Very nice designs with berry clusters at the end of the hoops...they look very gorgeous and can change the look dramatically.


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