Art of the Jewellery Photographer

Jewellery photographer Tony May writing for The Jeweller magazine.

Jewellery photography is a specialist area. The lighting and technical skills required to make precious metals and gemstones look their best and the painstaking attention to detail and retouching skills required mean that many commercial photographers won’t touch it (excuse the pun).

I was asked to write an article on the art of the professional jewellery photographer by leading trade magazine The Jeweller. It’s a brief guide for jewellers of all sizes and budgets on how to go about procuring photography for brochures, advertising and website use.

The article was published in the August 2008 issue of The Jeweller magazine and is reproduced in the jewellery photography guide here.

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