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Soft light. I would use some kind of macro tent to get soft light from all around. Maybe add one direct flash to emphasize texture or add some flashy highlights. With highly polished jewelry beware of reflexions. Polished jewelry acts like an allround mirror reflecting everything in sight, best would be to have a light tent with just a small opening for ...


Seamless backgrounds are also good for product shots. There's no need to spend any real money on it either, there are hundreds of DIY projects for this made from things that you're very likely to already have in your house. A great example of this is the DIY light tent made with a cardboard box, some white semi-transparent material (cookie sheets will work), ...


You'll want some depth of field, so I wouldn't consider an f/1.4 lens. You'll probably want f/8 or f/11 anyway to get the entire item in focus. Camera on a tripod for maximum sharpness and to allow for longer exposures if required. Diffuse light from both sides - use a light tent, softboxes, or bounce flash off large white boards/reflectors to provide the ...


Generally it looks good with a seamless plain white or velvet black background - so get some thin white card or some good quality black velvet fabric and curve it within your tent. An alternative is to use a piece of transparent plastic on top of a black or white card which gives subtle reflections. For rings you can fix them in place with a very small blob ...


You can get craft glue that dries to a glossy, transparent finish. It is designed for card making so is usually tacky rather than super-hard. You can also get transparent sticky glue 'dots', which are like a sticky gel. Both should be available from hobby/craft stores The transparency of these should limit the visibility of them through the diamond. It ...


You didn't mention what camera you're using, so this advice will be pretty general. We might be able to be more specific if you let us know the make and model of camera. Also, feel free to show us examples of your photos, to better help us see what's wrong. Macro shooting is a fairly specialized type of photography, and can be technically demanding. I'm ...


Looking at all the pictures, I think you might get similar (even better) results with sand blasted steel. But judging from the scratches on the surface of those pictures they don't look like sharp scratches you would have on metal. It might be some kind of "shiny but grainy" plastic surface. Maybe you can find something similar by looking around a hardware ...


It looks kind of like it might just be a sand blasted steel table. Some examples of sand blasted steel that look similar. A Table, Another Table, A texture photo, Watch Band, Sheet Metal As far as obtaining something like it, you can either buy a small table or plate or something with the appropriate texture or you could see if you have a local shop that ...

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