I just couldn't take it anymore. You know, those jewelry pictures that leave you wondering how the heck did they get that shot? You know the ones...perfectly composed, clear shot, and with bokeh to die for? Well, I tried EVERYTHING and couldn't get those results. I even shoot with a Canon Rebel and sometimes with my son's Canon 7D. It drove me crazy! Even with those great camera bodies and after editing in Photoshop, I couldn't come up with the results I wanted. Jewelry photography can be a real pain is the butt sometimes.
Recently, I did some serious research into what lens would give me the results I wanted. I found it! It's the Canon 100mm 2.8L macro lens. This lens will definitely set you back a pretty penny, but it opens up a truly amazing new world. The below photos are of some pretty purple flowers that caught my eye. I was busy so I let my little cousins take the pictures and they took these shots. I have done a little after editing in photoshop to make the colors pop and increased the clarity, but that was all. AMAZING RIGHT? My photography is going to go from ehh, to BOOM!
This photo looks like a beautiful fairy land to me.
The contrasting greens and purples are so pretty!
The background bokeh is nice and dreamy.
Taking photos of my jewelry is now enjoyable. I've also figured out how to tether the camera to my computer so all my shots automatically upload to my computer. Sooo much easier now.
Here are a few shots of my jewelry.
I shoot in a lightbox with reflective material and then do a little bit of after editing in photoshop. What a difference the right lens makes! I'm so much happier with my jewelry photography now.
The lens is also wonderful for portraiture photography as well. If you are looking for a new lens I would definitely consider this one. Try it out if you can in the store before you buy. You will be amazed at the quality.