She’s just so pretty I always take a ton of photos, spend a bunch of time arranging and rearranging the background to make it “just so”. I spend time going through and choosing which ones to post and editing them up so the lighting is good and the details are sharp...With this piece I started with my usual routine and ended up setting it atop this oxidized metal chest we have on the patio and it couldn’t have been a better backdrop. I didn’t even adjust a single thing. The lighting could maybe be better but I am loving the continuation of natural elements of this piece, the uncut and unpolished gems and minerals (aside from the opal of course) and the burnout cast succulents I hardly bothered to refine to keep the natural texture intact, and the backdrop- roughly textured, weathered from the elements, thinly coated by the wind in pollens and dust. I could use one of the three light box contraptions I own, but the stark, cold loneliness of an all white background feels empty and drab compared to what nature has to offer. Don’t get me wrong- those of you who successfully photograph your jewelry and spend the time in photoshop layering and layering images to get perfect pictures- your efforts to create immaculate, unfussy, professional photos- you are amazing at what you do and I appreciate and am wowed by your abilities. I’m just saying, my brain isn’t currently capable of that level of perfection. And maybe this particular piece was just needing to be placed, photographed, and posted without tweaking or editing. This is how it looks without any enhancing. I think it looks pretty spectacular ️ Also holy shit thank you for the crazy nice comments on the last post! I woke up today and read through feeling a little misty eyed. I’ll work on finding a way to cast more succulents and will offer the ability to customize a miniature garden cuff that doubles as a pretty cool standing sculpture. 🏻 .
On that note, who needs a light box? Lol. - 2 months ago