James Dawes liked the jewellery photographs I had taken for another client and asked me to shoot all of the photographs for his new website. I have now shot around 500 pieces of jewellery to sell to the trade on his jewellery website – also designed and produced by by WaltonCreative.
Reflective items are particularly difficult to shoot, so the project was a challenge. All of the pieces where shot on white card, then cutout and photo-shopped to add faux shadows. As the majority of the items were tiny, practically all of them also needed to be retouched as well.
I used a continuous LED light source and reflectors to create a white environment. Then used shaped pieces of black card to create the impression of low-lights in the reflections.