How to Use a Softbox for Photography Lighting.

This article may seem to go against a lot of the advice out there for a product photographer, or any other type of commercial photographer. That is because softboxes are a fantastic source of lighting and we stand by that statement but we do believe there are situations where you can look beyond a softbox […]

How to Mix Flash With Ambient Light?

Mixed Lighting in Photography One of the most common frustrations people have when looking back at photographs is that the lighting doesn’t look natural because the flash has taken over the image. In product photography, whether that is fashion, food or jewellery photography it is important to be able to mix flash with ambient light […]

Our Guide to the Best Black and White Product Photography

Some of the most captivating product images and marketing campaigns have included black and white shots. However, when you remove the colour from a photograph, it can be difficult for a commercial photographer to add a voice and story in the same way. As a result, we believe anyone working in product photography needs to […]

How to Create the Best Photographs of a Necklace

As a product photographer, you will likely be commissioned to work on jewellery photography projects and in particular necklaces. All types of jewellery require a focus on detail and an understanding that even the smallest defect or error can really stand out in a photograph. As a product photographer, there are some key considerations to […]

Jewellery Photography with Models – What You Should Know

Anyone working in product photography will understand that each type of product has specific requirements, difficulties and styles. When we talk about jewellery photography, we have to add in the issue of working with small, intricate but highly detailed products and this adds another layer of complexity.   We’ve put together some helpful information for […]

Jewellery Photography Mistakes – What You Should Avoid

For anyone selling jewellery on an e-commerce store, there are some fundamentals of jewellery photography that must be understood and some serious mistakes to avoid. Any product photographer will know that these mistakes are not exclusive to jewellery and so they are good lessons to learn for everyone. Failing to prepare your products Jewellery photography […]

Top Background Ideas For Your Jewellery Photography

Product photography can be a challenge at the best of times but when working with jewellery photography, there are some unique challenges to overcome. This is primarily because of the intense, focused nature of the shots involving intricate detail. One of the problems with highlighting this detail is that backgrounds can sometimes draw the attention […]

Jewellery Photography – How to Take the Perfect Photograph

You may own a jewellery business, have your own jewellery to sell or perhaps you’re a product photographer who wishes to provide the service. No matter your reason, taking the perfect shot can be difficult to achieve and incredibly frustrating. However, if you follow a few simple rules on what to do and what not […]

How to Create Brilliant Flat Lay Shots

The use of flat lay (table top) style has skyrocketed thanks to the popularity of Instagram and the ever-more-beautiful brand storytelling techniques adopted by larger and more boutique companies alike. Just like in real life where an unappealing shop layout can deter customers, a poor online image can also make a hard impact on sales. […]

Professional Photography Retouching: The Essentials

There are many stages to creating quality product photography and retouching is one of the most essential parts of the process. Why Retouching? While you might imagine that the images come out just right first time, editing is needed even for the most skilled photographers. Expert retouchers will be able to transform your images into […]