Earlier this fall I was challenged to shoot jewellery with the four elements for themes, earth, water, fire and air.Each peace of jewellery has its own preferred background to show it off well.
Different pieces of jewellery photograph better under different backgrounds. At the time I started this the leaves were turning and there was an abundance of maple leaves. This proved an interesting beginning for the series.
- heart on a leaf
I started with the Earth. At the time it was early fall and bright and colorful maple leaves were everywhere. I found though that they dry out quickly and tend to loose a lot of their color and brilliance when dry. A little moisture will help revive them. I used a black cloth background and a dark room where the only light was the flash.
heart on ice
I orginally tried to create my own clear ice. However I lacked time and equipment so found my ice to have a lot of air bubbles in it and thus make it transluscent. I used a glass bowl and tried to backlight it. In time the earrings took on some condensation and became shinier then when I first started shooting. The next time I try to photograph earrings using a water theme I think I will try to find a shallow clear brook running over gravel or rock.
heart on fire