Lighting jewellery

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  1. nash66

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    I am starting my new internet business this year selling jewellery a few of the suppliers I use have got horrendous pictures of their products.Can anyone give me any tips on what camera and lighting I might need or more to the point which equipment I can afford and use without needing a degree in physics...;)

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    Thats certainly the type of thing you need,Theres all types of things on the market for product photography like this budget version for £50http://www.ephotomaker.co.uk/pricing.htm

    The pictures of jewelry on the ebay site you linked to will almost certainly have been shot with a macro lens,so if you want to highlight the close details of a piece,then Id recommend going Dslr with a macro lens maybe a nikon D40http://www.onestop-digital.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=388 with a tamron macrohttp://www.onestop-digital.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_29&products_id=339 if budget is an issue.


    Tips can be found here>>>>http://www.tabletopstudio.com/documents/jewelry_photography.htm
     
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    Thanks for the links good tips for what I need to do,just need to cough up the cash for a new camera....doh:eek:
     
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    AFAIK the Nikon D40 won't autofocus with the Tamon 70-300, you would have to focus manually. The kit 18-55 lens also takes pretty good close ups and does autofocus. AFAIK you can only buy the D40 bundled with the kit lens.
    Most better point and shoots will also take pretty good close ups with good depth of field, so if you are on a budget this might be worth considering. The key is good lighting, and don't use the on board flash.

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    Thanks Mike I will have a think about it and let you all know whenI buy a camera...

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