If you are starting or running a jewellery business, capturing beautiful photographs of your jewellery is absolutely essential when selling and promoting your work online. Now we always recommend that wherever possible, you take photographs of your jewellery using a DSLR camera. You have a lot more control over the settings, your images will be a high enough resolution for every format, particularly print and the quality of the image captured will undoubtedly be better.
But we always say that the best device for taking photos is the one you have with you, and sometimes you want to take gorgeous shots of your jewellery, or works in progress quickly and easily, particularly for social media.Sometimes captured is better than perfect.
The good news, that it is entirely possible to learn how to take great photographs for your website and social media even with very basic equipment. You just need to apply a few tricks and techniques, use a select few pieces of key equipment, a few key composition techniques and some practice!
This course is designed to help jewellers who want to improve their photography using a smartphone.
The smartphone jewellery photography course covers:
How to use your smartphone to take photos using dedicated camera apps
How to find visual style and style your jewellery photographs using props
Key composition and styling techniques
Preparing and setting up your shoot including key equipment
The top 3 shots for jewellery photography
Editing your photos for sharing online
Videos on your smartphone
This is a great value, intensive class where you will learn to take lovely photosand videos of your jewellery which is an invaluable skill that will be used time and time again.
Requirements for this Smartphone Photography class include:
All students must bring their own smartphone to the class and a charger.
We recommend that you download one of our recommended camera apps before the session as this will save you time on the day. Our recommended apps are:
A dedicated camera app
iOS (iPhone) - Camera +2
Android - Camera ZOOM FX There is a small fee one-off for these apps.
Lightroom Mobile App(both iOS and Android)
This app is free to download.
Remember your smartphone on the day because LJS does not provide smartphones
Also, don't forget to bring some jewellery along too - if not we have plenty for you to photograph!
As with all of our classes, there will be plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 6.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.