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10 secret principles behind creating amazing photographs of their jewelry online auction with a guarantee of higher sales and profit results

My name is Candy and I have been a buyer and seller of antique and vintage costume and fine jewelry on eBay for 12 years and more recently in Vintagel exclusive Premier Gems Emporium antique auction boutique, Vintage and New Costume and fine jewelry in www.VintageGemsEmporium.com . Over the years I discovered the ten essential secrets to getting good pictures for online auctions of jewelry.

I took the photo for three semesters in college, as was required for my degree in interior architecture, the camera used was a Nikon 35 mm black and white film and Trix. As part of Photography course work, composition, focus, contrast, and more emphasis was placed on creating the perfect architectural photography. Now I am by no means a professional photographer, but I have discovered the secrets to getting better than average, attractive and attention, photos of jewelry so that the buyer will a second look.

Of course, now 35 mm is mainly used only by real artists and the Digital Camera has taken over. I currently own Sony Mavica CD1000 three cameras … Why three to ask, and I love the camera so much I bought three, so I always have one that works. When I am up to speed on the auction listing I'm taking about 1,000 frames a week, so as you can see my camera to get a point. The Sony Mavica CD1000 and not available, but is unique in that instead of having a memory disc actually records the images within the camera to a CD-R, which can be easily fits into an adapter and got into the unit and the images are ready to be upgraded and converted into JPEG format to be loaded on the auction site.

The program I prefer to tone my images is Microsoft Picture It! because it is very easy to use and has all the bells and whistles I need. By using any program image enhancement, make sure not to overdo the touch up or have a lot of disappointed buyers when they receive an article and does not come to resemble what he saw in the auction.

In the last eight years I have discovered the following 10 secrets for taking amazing photographs of jewelry and of course these secrets also work for anything that is small in size, such as coins, stamps, baseball cards, cabinet cards and postcards and more.

Secret # 1: Most of the jewelry (bracelets, pins, brooches, necklaces, earrings and sets) is gold or silver in order (whether real or not) and sets whether or not all look great on a black background. I prefer black velvet, that due to the nature of the tissue that does not reflect light and actually absorbs light around the object and also very easy to refine a specification to be dust, dirt or ends up in the photo.

Secret # 2: Unlike the previously discussed Jewelry, watches Wrist and jewelry where great detail in the hardware or complexity in the face with the writing and all, better in a photograph of white or velvet background cream. The new velvet does not reflect light and smooth texture as a backdrop to the hard edges of the guard or other detailed pieces.

Secret # 3: No photograph the item face down on it, will create shadows and light distortions on the piece of jewelry. The best way to picture most of the jewelry is where it rests against something (a velvet box below), which puts the issue in parallel with you when you are at eye level with the item. In other words, they feel to the table where he was photographed and shore up the subject so that you are looking directly at her. The photo does not distort or cornerstone of the topic and how the items will be portrayed correctly and more than likely that in focus.

Secret # 4: To add drama to the composition of the picture, set the element to down the back and shoot from a side angle and this will give an interesting perspective to the topic. Be careful, however, if you see that only a small amount the subject (especially when photographing necklaces or bracelets) seems to be in focus, just slightly raise the camera and then most of the focus topic.

Secret # 5: My cameras and most decent Digital Cameras have five things that are essential when photographing small objects like jewelry. The first and second autofocus and image stabilizer … make sure both are turned on. The third is a Close Up feature to get an inch of item to capture the detail. The fourth is the number of pixels in the photo will have. Pixels are simply an array of dots and more dots per inch the more detail the photo will have. So if given a choice use the default 1600 pixels or as near it as possible. The fifth is white balance, and this will allow color balance the picture by being able to have more yellow in pieces of gold and yellow fewer and white pieces of silver and rhinestones.

Secret # 6: The best light to show the brilliance of the sets and quality metal finish is a combination of halogen and incandescent. Halogen is the whitest and adds that there is light pink incandescent light only general lighting. fine jewelry stores use halogen lamps in their shows which is why can not resist trying on that $ 25,000. diamond ring. What I use is a gooseneck lamp cheap desktop that comes with a halogen lamp and placed it behind the item being photographed. My overhead lighting is a mix of halogen and incandescent bulbs. Halogen lamps that fit lampholder standard are available in most Homestore and are around $ 7.00 – $ 10.00 each but last up to two years and a 50 watt halogen emits the equivalent what a 100-watt incandescent done to save money on electricity.

Secret # 7: When you have a list of online auctions you basically have a canvas blank to put your picture on … so this not as a blank canvas, but as a billboard. Crop the picture as much as possible so that the fence is not being created a lot of ground space blank (no money there), but is filled with the image of what you are selling. In class, the photos stand out as there is a amount of red, white or whatever everyone else is using as a backdrop.

Secret # 8: The article attempts to photograph her as possible to be in a square format. In other words, not a rectangle. If the item is long and thin bracelets and brooches as some put it at an angle of 45% that when cut, will be a square. Back in the class to stand out and make it more interesting for a photo of the piece. Also, sometimes even a picture perfect pin inclined square diagonally and then still growing at a square and this is also an awesome way to display the article.

SECRET # 9: There are basically Three types of photos that sell the item. A general, a near and a photo of the back. Good for a low cost item which do not have much opportunity to make much profit a picture do the trick … and the majority of cases, should be the foreground, this answers more questions from buyers in color, detail and size. If more than profit opportunities, then use the three foreground and display the first of what will be the species and the other two are in the auction for clarity. I also believe that holding the item in the foreground is a great idea for two reasons … it does a better job of showing the scale and size, for example a "25 quarter percent, "and also the color of the piece is accentuated by the Fleshtones of the hand giving the buyer an idea of how to observe.

Secret # 10: Finally the ultimate secret that I have to share. FOCUS MORE NO TOUCH UP OR MORE! Literally over focusing (obtained by exaggerating the contrast) HURTS the eyes of the buyer and gives them a headache and running from your auction as soon as possible. Exaggeration in touch is not good because this is a golden deception.Making track or whatever more than he really is, is to deceive the buyer into believing they are buying more than you have to sell. Now there nothing wrong if the picture is too bright and you need to improve the color of golden, but literally hold the piece to the screen of your computer and make sure that customers are alike.Your have faith and confidence in what you sell and abck many times.

Well as stated I am not a professional photographer or pretend to be, but I have in the last 8 years probably shot almost 500,000 images … Now, why bring this up … and when I took the picture from behind when my teacher told us to be willing to throw almost 80% of what it takes, and they would not be good. And today the same applies to this topic, be selective about what they show their auctions, the time and attention that you make more sales, higher sales and more profits. Good luck and Happy Shooting!

Certainly for tips jewelry more and buy and sell on what will soon become the place for old and Vintage Costume and fine jewelry come see me and others in www.virtualgemsemporium.com GEMS VINTAGE EMPORIUM. See you there.

About the author:

My name is Candace Daugherty and I live near Charleston, South Carolina. I am an employer and have worked as a retail design and marketing consultant to many internationally known retailers and fashion designers in the past 30 years. I have a degree in Interior Design from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

My passion however, Old and classic costume and fine jewelry. I got the jewelry for over 35 years and own many incredibly fabulous book pieces as shown in the guides many jewelry price Harrice author Simons Miller, Roseanne Ettinger, Jeannene Bell and others.

I love Victorian, Art Nouveau and Edwardian pieces and have had the lucky to find many wonderful collectibles and well here in my own backyard of Charleston, SC. I have a special affection like most of Miriam Haskell, DeMario, Schiaparelli, Philippe Alfred, Staret, McClelland Barclay, Pennino and more and have found a wonderful way to get my hands on these pieces at a fraction of what most retailers or collectors could ever expect.

Since September 15, 2008 which, together with three others have founded the first of its kind, exclusive auction boutique for antique costume, vintage and new and fine jewelry. Vintage Gems Emporium started in www.vintagegemsemporium.com with three concepts in mind. One, a particularly attractive setting in an auction held only for the specialist collector and antique and vintage costume and fine jewelry. Two, be the lowest cost auction or fixed price rather than on the Internet. And three to put all Vintage Gems Emporium community first with incredible customer service and fair treatment equality of all trading partners.

About the Author

My name is Candace Daugherty and I live near Charleston, South Carolina. My passion is Antique and Vintage Costume and Fine Jewelry. I have collected jewelry for over 35 years and own many incredibly fabulous book pieces. I love Victorian, Art Nouveau and Edwardian pieces and have been fortunate to find many wonderful and highly collectible pieces right here in my own backyard of Charleston, SC.

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