Behind the Scenes of a Jewelry Lifestyle Photo Shoot
Last week I did a photo shoot for Leo’s Wisdom, which is a company that makes handmade, high end jewelry. The purpose of the shoot was to provide the client with product shots and lifestyle images for their promotional needs. Their mood board for the shoot was filled with images depicting lush locations and high society. But we were shooting on a rainy day in Columbus, Ohio. So we made lemonade.
I have four Canon 430EX speedlites that I use for the lighting. Most of these scenarios are lit with one or two lights. Because the ambient light was low and orange, I found it best to set my speedlites at a lower output (usually around 1/8 power) and gel them orange to cool down but still retain some ambient light. The orange gel also allowed the outside light, as well as any ungelled strobes, to go blue, which made a nice accent.
Lighting lessons like this one as well as 25 other lighting diagrams are available in my new e-book, RGLR, The Run & Gun Lighting Resource for $10.