Friday, June 29, 2007

if I were a bead...

















...would I be this difficult?

That is the question you have to ask yourself when brainstorming for creative jewelry photo's. They really aren't very cooperative subjects,
they roll around
shine too much
choose picky backgrounds
have many profiles
don't follow directions
and need help doing everything.
I have never moved so much, up and down, up and down, bending, reaching, now hold it...(flash) geez, is my flash on again!? And what do you do when you need something to move just that (.) much? You have to use what feel like extremely fat fingers, that ever so gently, try to reach out and oooops...the camera gets bumped, you find yourself pleading outloud with inanimate objects and your neighbor is tempted to peek through the fence, only to see you on your knees and begging the wind not to blow! Okay, so I need to have an effective talk with my neurotic, type A, first born personality...

making jewelry?...bliss
wearing it?...better
taking its picture...blah! my brain hurts

13 Comments:

Blogger Shaz said...

Well it was worth the drama I love it.
I love how you descibe it, also its funny because I can just picture your lips curling and tensing at not getting it just how you wanted it.
I hope your smiling now because its gorgeous. XXX

1:52 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Oh Dear, I've been in the same pickle this week... I kinda gave up and tried something else instead....

Big hugs,
Love Toni

P.S. Your "jewels" are gorgeous, my sweet....

2:00 AM  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

I wish I could give you some useful advise on this, but I don't have any, sorry.

I can however, wish you a wonderful weekend and let you know that you're in my thoughts. Just because.

xoxoxo

2:40 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

Great pic....great jewelry!!! LOVE IT!

5:40 AM  
Blogger magicaldamselfly said...

It's beautiful and you are ever so comical.
I could almost shut my eyes and picture that entire scene and I loved it.
Have an awesome, creative weekend.

::huge hugs::
Sheila

7:13 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

The results are worth the effort. I am envious of your creative, artistic skills with jewelry and photography.

Keep up the good work.

10:33 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

it looks fantastic!! ~ when i have successfully photographed jewelry, i have found it helps to have a whole lot of beautiful natural light :)

lovely creations : )

11:19 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Darlene, I can't tell you how fun it is to read your happy go lucky feeling better posts....I love that you are feeling better, and that old camera better start cooperating with you!!!
Lovely beads...You did get a great shot!

1:57 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

Well, you make it look easy. Gorgeous necklace and beautiful shot.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Darlene,

Delurking to share some info on photographing jewelry. This is the URL to a wonderful artist (who used to be my therapist! - long story) but she recommends these products http://www.jatayu.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=J&Category_Code=PHS. And this link is interesting too. http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

Anyway, I was asked to visit your blog by another blogger (can't remember who now) when we were all so worried about Mark's recovery. So thankful that he's doing well! I've continued reading because you are truly inspiring. I look forward to reading about your successful jewelry business.
Lyn, Carlsbad CA

2:56 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

How cool, how neat. Isn't it just one thing and another when you're trying to take pictures of stuff? The wind, the flash, the moving! Rats, did I forget to take off the lens cap?

5:02 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Wonderful jewelry ... I have a new admiration after my Darling Daughter just finished up a one-week beading camp! xx, JP

10:43 AM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

:-) All I can do is smile, because you would not think it so difficult, but goodness can it ever be.

And when you spend all that time creating this beautiful piece of jewelry, you want it to photgraphy well!

You did a lovely job and your creation is beautiful!

xoxo

12:32 AM  

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