Hello Bling Lovers,
One way to show people your bling, is to photograph them. If you have a web-store like I do, berniesvintage.com, you need pictures to sell your jewelry and collectibles. I don’t know about you but I have had real difficulty in producing good photos. I know using the flash on my camera can eliminate shadows but it can also erase detail. I have a beautiful butterfly pin at berniesvintage.com but I have not been able to get the color or sparkle to show.
Scanning jewelry seems to show detail more clearly. I expected the color to show more accurately. In the case of the butterfly it did not. While the detail and look is improved, in my opinion, the amazing shades of green are not captured.
My experimenting with photographing my jewelry is a work in progress. I was so excited about this method because I have an italian silver marcasite and onyx necklace that I simply could not photograph. I used the scanner and, VIOLA, beautiful. Shown in necklaces at berniesvintage.com. I also scanned a gold tone necklace, also posted at berniesvintage.com, and the result was an excellent picture. Like many of you I read and find ideas. I am trying these ideas out and sharing the results. Hope some of my research will help my fellow Bling Lovers. Bernie