Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Grace- Photograph Outside the box

Hi there..This is an old post but the subject is relevant how much I LOVE taking pictures.

I have always looked for new and creative ways to photograph my jewelry...but then my mind as I take the pics starts to wander off and I imagine my photos in a photo art gallery ,,,or an ACEO print....I have even though of becoming a Jewelry Photographer..hmmmmm

I've learned to appreciate the spontaneous when I photograph.I fell in love with this picture before I cropped it to advertise my was completely unintentional how these herb leaves fell into the wood squares. As I was making these earrings, the crisp autumn air was blowing gently through my window.. the tree outside my window finally turned a full golden yellow. Everything was so warm and earthy the Picture Jasper's and the gold chain looked perfect together...As I laid them down to photograph between the squares i knocked over some dried red clover flowers i had In a bowl to grind up later to make that instant, the wind caught them and dusted them just as you see them.

I love to add details to my photos to give them an edge...a personality....i guess i try to find backgrounds and scenery that reflects what is the feeling or theme I had when i created the jewelry design.These I pictured on an eclectic art or history alumni of a prestigious college; cultured, well traveled,down to earth.

I have received lots of compliments on this photo below...another beautiful accident. I was just trying to get a shoot that captured the details of the brass component AND the color if the stones in evening light...Then a scene plays in my head..............

A woman sits outside on the deck of a ferry boat reading a book. unbeknown to her, she catches the attention of a handsome man who admired her from afar.As he approached her she looks up in his direction and the sunlight just lightly glides across her face catching the light green/hazel in her eyes.

The awe of her natural beauty says "Your earrings are beautiful"
She replies, "Thank you, these are my favorite pair"
He smiles with an adoring smile..."Yes" he says, I can see why"............

The Grace is to never be afraid to step outside the box sometimes as an artist, you can market your product with scenery and elements in your photographs from the same, emotions or thoughts that inspired you to make them.


My Dream Garden said...

I love it. Thank you. You know, when I read an Etsy article from one of the artists on how to photograph, she said the "now trend" is white backgrounds. So I rephotographed my jewelry on white. Then I thought that I would leave in some of the backgrounds I really like for the other 3 or 4 photos. After awhile I read an article by another Etsy artist who said that people expect artistic photos from artists. That's what I truly believe, and I see that we concur! Follow your gut instincts and whatever moves you. Therese

My Dream Garden said...

Oh, and, beautiful photos!!!

Kottage Kreations said...

I love your new look as I open your blog. I think that is the most beautiful picture on a blog ever! And the last photo is so pretty as the sunlight beems off of those gorgeous earrings. I think I need to revamp all of my pictures in my shop. I just bought a new camera, so I will be real busy taking new photos. My camera I had really bites. Oh well, what ever works ... Nothing so far! (LOL) thanks for sharing those really cute photos. ttfn

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