The old work on my site was done half in artificial light and half in natural light. I decided to forgo the natural when I heard about light boxes, but so far those pictures are turning out dark and uninteresting. I also am super terrible at finding lightbulbs, since all the ones I tried (even those labeled natural light!) had an orange or yellow tone to them that I didn't find aesthetically pleasing.
So today I whipped out all the dozens of fabric swatches I have from my sewing days, and set up a mini studio next to the double windows. It was so much fun! I took hundreds of pictures of most of my pieces, tried out different colors, different textures, and different props. I eventually settled on using two main props; a hunk of rose quartz, which not only is pretty and neutral, but it also symbolizes love :) And a blue gemstone that I actually forget the name of, but it has crystals on the inside that accent the jewelry nicely. Check them out in action below:
Once I had them all done, I switched over to photoshop and played around with the exposure and color functions. I had no idea so much could be done with so little. Two flips of a switch and dull, lifeless photos literally JUMP to life. I wanted to share what I'm learning with you since I like it so much! Below I have a picture that I've adjusted, to show you the massive and, most importantly, EYECATCHING difference.