Then you need a light box.
Jewelry picks up all sorts of shadows, colors, and reflections, because it’s so shiny and metallic, like a mirror. It’s actually one of the hardest things to photograph ever.
And you can purchase expensive light boxes like mine, I bought the MK light studio 11 years ago and still use it today…
But mine also cost $1,200.
I needed professional photographs that could be used in advertisements…
But if you want something quick and easy, something for snapping great photos to sell jewelry on websites (like ebay, etsy, craigs list…), or making fliers (garage sale items, bulletin boards, lost and found) then you really don’t need to spend an arm and a leg.
A simple, small, portable light box is all you need.
Which is why these light box studios are ideal. They sell for about $10 and up. That’s CHEAP!
So what do you get?
I ordered the Slow Dolphin light box studio (cost me $14.99), for a couple of reasons;
- It was easy to install (snaps together in seconds)
- It was perfect for photographing small objects like jewelry
- It had 6 different colored backdrops
- It contained two built-in LED lights
- It was extremely affordable
And you can buy cheaper versions for less than that, which contain just one LED light strip (see below), but I think a few bucks more TWO LEDS is well worth it. Especially for jewelry!
This is what you get:
- 1 Tent Box
- 2 Built-in LED Light Strips
- 2 USB Cables
- 1 Carrying Bag
- 6 Different Colored Backgrounds
Light Box Studio Instructions:
It came with a couple of pictures, but really, you didn’t even need to look at them. The plastic box has 4 snaps that you snap together…
Just plug the USB cables into the lights and you’re ready to photo… THAT FAST!
With the lights, there is no ON/OFF switch. It’s either you plug them in, or not (which also means you can use one light, both lights, no lights…)
Hook one of the 6 colored non-wrinkle backdrops onto the plastic hooks at the back of the light box…
And you’re good to go…
I took many photos with my iPhone 8, using a variety of jewelry with different backdrops, different angles (overhead and head on), close-up, far away…
This is what I got:
You can photograph anything that fits…
The box is small (9.4″ x 9.1″ x 8.7″), and can photo anything you desire… (P.S. Some of the cheaper ones are even smaller than this one).
So would I recommend this light box?
Absolutely! It’s fast, efficient, contains built-in lights (don’t have to mess with tripods, bulbs, filters), and is ideal for tiny valuables like jewelry.
And once you’re done, it all folds flat and slides back into the nifty carrying pouch.
Everyone needs a light box…
The better the image, the better the chance of selling your goods.
So fork out $15 and get yourself the best jewelry light box studio TODAY!
It will make your jewelry shine and sparkle!
Author Richard Scott. Certified Diamontologist and Gemologist. 30 years of experience.
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