JEWELRY Photography for e-commerce
Whether you are shooting e-commerce jewelry for clients or for your own business, this course has you covered. Everything from rings to necklaces to earrings. And once you understand the techniques involved, you will be able to apply them to an even wider range of subjects and get amazing results.
If you are just starting out and don’t have much equipment, don’t worry because you will also learn how to build your own light modifiers quickly and easily, for very little money.
The course provides post-production walk-throughs by two different instructors. Plus, because clients sometimes just need good-enough quality with quick turnaround times, the instructors demonstrate two distinct approaches: one longer, in-depth retouch and one shorter, “quick-and-dirty” retouch of the same ring.
Make e-commerce jewelry shoots an efficient and profitable part of your product photography business.
Learn to take great shots even on a tight budget. You will learn how to create your own DIY light modifiers and get gorgeous results.
Quick and easy-to-follow lessons. We know that you don’t have lots of time to spend, so we keep it brief!
Two professional retouchers demonstrate their personal workflows for commercial-quality results. As a bonus, they also teach you how to obtain the best result possible when your client’s budget and turnaround time demand economy and speed.
Ask questions on our online forum and get answers from our professional instructors.
Lifetime access to the course materials.
After course completion, you’ll have an option to submit your homework to be reviewed by the instructor – professional feedback is key to successful learning!
Course includes over 5.5 hours of instruction in 14 video lessons
– Camera and Lenses for close-up jewelry photography
– Options on lighting systems for video production
– Selecting and using the right light modifiers, from diffusers to cones, plus how to create them yourself if you have a limited budget
– Strobes versus continuous lights: advantages and disadvantages of each
– Fresnel lens versus reflector with honeycomb grids
– C-stands and other grip equipment
S1: Practical Lesson – A Case Study: Working with a student request [00:30]
The course kicks off with an actual case study posed by a student commissioned to photograph a piece of jewelry for a client. Alex works within the constraints of the job to help the student get a brief, but all-encompassing overview of the necessary techniques to capture the image, from the positioning of the lights and subject to automating the focus-stacking process in Photoshop.
S2: Practical Lesson – Blue Ring Shot [00:45]
Learn how to photograph a ring with just two diffusers while taking control of the reflections that define the shape and polished surface of the ring’s band. In this video, you will also learn a simple process for determining the optimal placement of your strobes to create the best highlights.
S3: Practical Lesson – Yellow Ring Shot [00:05]
With a few minor adjustments to the lighting setup, see how to ensure all of the gemstones are well-lit, using the basic setup from the previous lesson.
S4: DIY a Photography Cone [00:09]
In this lesson, learn how to create a simple DIY shooting cone that attaches perfectly to your camera lens.
S5: Practical Lesson – Pink Earrings with a Shooting Cone [00:15]
Shooting suspended earrings requires a different set up. In this lesson, you will learn how to create this easy to adjust setup that is great for high-volume jobs.
S6: Practical Lesson – Shooting Moonstone & Amber Earrings [00:08]
The work with earrings continues in this lesson, demonstrating the practicality of the setup, even when the jewelry items have a combination of gemstones.
S7: Practical Lesson – Shooting a Necklace with the Cone [00:04]
In this lesson, the basic earring setup is adapted to use with a suspended necklace.
S8: Tricky Stuff: Shooting Ring from the Front, Part 1 [00:11]
A completely different approach is needed to shoot a ring from the front. This lesson demonstrates a simple, high volume approach to capture this tricky image.
S9: Tricky Stuff: Shooting Ring from the Front, Part 2 [00:02]
The shooting lessons conclude with a wrap-up demonstrating the utility of the setup created in the previous segment.
When speed and efficiency matter, you need to know how to apply the right techniques to get the best results possible. In this final post-production lesson, Artem shows what is possible to achieve with the same ring, but in just 15 minutes. The workflow obviously needs to be different, so Artem teaches you how to get maximum results in the minimum time, a crucial skill for high-volume e-commerce work. One of the rings took five times longer to retouch, but which one?
Any DSLR or mirrorless camera will work. You can use any macro lens for your camera or even a standard lens in conjunction with extension tubes if you are on a budget and don’t have a macro lens. Although you can use constant lights, we recommend using strobes if possible, or speedlites at minimum to obtain the clearest, sharpest images for focus stacking the final result.
There is a lesson included that covers all of the gear needed for this course.
You will have 24/7 access to course videos, forums, and reviews on the Photigy.com website. It is optimized for mobile as well, and we stream from the worldwide cloud to ensure a worry-free learning experience.
All course students have access to a private forum dedicated to support. This is the place where Photigy instructors answer students’ questions, and students can share their own experiences and solutions.
Yes, Alex Koloskov uses simple explanations that are easy to understand. However, you will need to know your camera and the basics of shooting with it: e.g. setting the ISO, aperture and shutter speed of your camera manually.
Is “one of the most recognized product photographers in the world˝ and the founder of the Photigy school of photography.
Before starting to teach, Alex ran a successful commercial studio photography business for many years. His clients included companies like WalMart, Siemens, Home Depot, Endochoice, and many other well-known brands.
In 2012, Alex with his wife Genia Larionova founded Photigy, the world’s best online school for product photographers. Since then they have helped thousands of photographers to build successful commercial studio photography businesses.
Artem is a 23-year old retoucher from Finland. He’s been working in the post-production field for about four years.
He sees himself of a more technically skilled retoucher than an artist, specializing mostly in product and creative retouching and he enjoys problem-solving as it is a huge part of the post-production process.
Left – SOOC (straight out of the camera), Right– after Adobe Photoshop