The challenge with this jewelry is the balance of hard light vs. soft light. The biggest part of this necklace is a high polished, glossy part. Also the shape is rounded. To make this visible on a Photo you will have to create a gradient to make the rounded form visible, and a highlight [...]
I got this nice Ballpoint Pen from MontBlanc called "Starwalker - Cool Blue". The Surface of this Pen has somekind of a wave pattern which is barely visible when there is not enough Light to reflect from the Surface. So, to make this visible, a lot of Light is needed and the Lens to [...]
This unique pattern is the result of the Damasteel Knife Production. So how to shoot this knife and give it a dramatic, dark look. The surface of the Damasteel is Semi-Glossy, almost matt, and a little curved. To make this visible it is very helpful to create a gradient light. I wanted the light [...]
Shooting glassware on black background needs a precise Lighting Setup, to make only the edges visible. Here are two examples, shot with a three Lighting Setup. The challenge is the ballance between reflection and refraction of the Light.