While the rain cascaded in buckets outside, I spent most of the day in my studio taking photographs of my jewelry. One of my goals is to update my website with new jewelry so the photos need to be taken first. I have experimented with various props in the past but this time I decided to just take the photographs on a simple gradient background with no props. I concentrated on the bracelet category and took one full shot and one or two closeups of each bracelet.
Since the bracelets are smaller than a necklace, the photo doesn’t have the full gradient effect for the background. I think it works though. The background is so simple that you just focus on the bracelet. I like to have closeups so you can almost feel the texture and can see the beadwork up close.
Would it help to also see a photo of the bracelet on a person or a hand display?