How to Photograph Your Jewelry DVD

Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist photographer Jim Lawson for an in-depth look at capturing professional-looking photos of your own handmade jewelry.
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Take stunning photos of your jewelry . . . In a snap!

Get expert tips and tricks on how to photograph your own jewelry. Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist photographer Jim Lawson for an in-depth look at capturing professional-looking photos of your handmade jewelry.

Discover different ways to accentuate a variety of materials and types of jewelry. From sparkling faceted beads and highly polished copper to natural stone pendants and sanded sterling silver, Jim covers how to make your pieces look their best.

Take a comprehensive look into photographing jewelry as you:

  • Discover how to set up your light to maximize the look of your jewelry designs.
  • See how the simple addition of fill cards dramatically improves the details of your jewelry.
  • Get expert answers to frequently asked questions with jewelry professional Lexi Erickson.
  • Uncover the secrets behind great photos with the use of gradient backgrounds, light diffusion screens, and more.
  • Learn how to take quality photos with a point 'n' shoot camera and inexpensive setup.
  • From juried photos to online selling, enhance your photos for maximum success.
  • Explore insider tips on how to use computer programs to enhance your shoots.
  • And more!
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 12BD18
Product Type DVD
ISBN 13 9781596689770
Author/Designer Jim Lawson
Customer Reviews (10)
Good, but what about metal and gemstones?
I bought this from Rio Grande, and I've watched it three times and taken notes. I bought the equipment he used, and I bought Lightroom. I think I'm doing what he's doing, but my photos just don't look very good. He photographs a glass bead necklace in the video. Some of my pieces are all silver, some are all copper, some are silver and copper, and some are silver and gemstones. Everything comes out looking matte. How do I make my metal and stones photograph as shiny as they actually are? What am I missing? Help! Review by Riin (Posted on 7/5/2017)
Finally! Instruction that really makes sense!
Thank you so much for this carefully thought out, fine educational video.

The filming is skillfully executed to allow the viewer access to every aspect of the commentary content.

The sensible strategies are easily applied and suggestions lead to meaningful experimentation and happy solutions to less obvious issues.

Highly recommended!

A very happy Etsy and makers' market seller

Review by Josie (Posted on 11/4/2016)
Awesome resource for the Amateur Photographer
This DVD has simple, down to earth explanations on how to do things. It also has lots of interesting tips on how to get the most out of your picture, and cost effective materials to set up a professional looking photo booth for the jewelry. This is a must have for anyone who is just getting started up. Review by Theresia (Posted on 11/2/2016)
Highly Recommend Both of Jim's (How to Photography Your Jewelry) DVD's!
For the past few years I have been searching for information on how to photograph jewelry for my website and until now had been unsuccessful. I am so grateful to Jim for sharing all of his knowledge and tips which have been extremely helpful. I highly recommend this DVD to anyone who is having problems photographing their jewelry.
Review by Alice (Posted on 8/25/2015)
Great Information
After watching this video I realized just how much I needed this information. I had been struggling to get good pictures of my jewelry pieces. Now I have set up a little window side studio in one of the rooms in my home. My pictures come out with detail and clarity that flatter the pieces I have put my time and hard work into. Highly recommend this for any one who is selling on line. Love it. Review by Joyce (Posted on 12/28/2014)
Good, but incomplete
The video itself is pretty good. It's disappointing that he doesn't offer more info about settings, but what really frustrates me is that specific information -- technical term definitions and how to read a histogram -- is *not* included in the PDF as is *promised* in the video.

Interweave owes an apology and an update to everyone who has purchased this DVD.
Review by Rikki (Posted on 11/27/2014)
This video is simply fantastic. The advice is sound and clearly demonstrated. WORTH EVERY PENNY and more. Review by Chad McRoberts of (Posted on 1/23/2014)
So Worth It!
I will try to be brief. My husband and I recently started a new web site for our jewelry business. A couple of the concepts Jim talks about, I've been able to figure out on my own by trial and error. But he is able to take things a lot further for us by showing quick and inexpensive ways to achieve even better and more professional looking results. Oh the time and frustration it would have saved me had I watched this when I first downloaded it a couple weeks ago! The procedures he explains, and tips and tricks he not just explains, but actually shows, how to do are invaluable! I cannot encourage anyone enough to GET THIS RESOURCE. You won't regret it - it's worth every cent! Review by NULL NULL (Posted on 4/10/2012)
Get This Video!
As someone who has struggled with jewelry photography for my etsy site, I highly recommend this practical, easy to follow video. From easy set design, to lighting and camera settings, this video made it easy to deliver the results I'd been trying to get on my own for a year. I've watched the video twice, and was able to get better photos right away. I went back and watched it again after I put some of the tips and techniques into practice, and upleveled the photos even more. The best part is that the video recommends affordable supplies, tools, and devices and provides sources for purchasing (or making) them. This video has truly been one of the best investments in my business I've made so far. Review by Sharon Peterson (Posted on 4/10/2012)
How to Photograph Your Jewelry
I purchased the DVD version, and I love it. Jim Lawson makes it look so easy and simple. You don Review by Doris Clausen (Posted on 3/11/2012)
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