360 Diamond Photography: Pear Cut

360 Diamond Photography Specs

Total Process Time to Create Web-ready 360 Product View: ~8 minutes

Frame Count: 140 frames/360 rotation (1 capture every 2.57 degrees)

Output Format: 360 Product View in HTML5 format (interactive)

Zoom Level: No zoom set. Instead gave option for full screen viewing (orig images shot at: 1425 x 1425 pixels)

Lighting Used: Iconasys Jewelry Photography Light Box

Turntable Used: Silver Series Jewelry Photography Turntable

Software Used: Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography Software

Accessory Used: 1.5″ Diameter White Acrylic Top

Camera/Lens Used: Canon Rebel T6s/EOS 760D/EOS 8000D with Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Lens

360 Diamond View Notes

Iconasys has emerged as a leading provider of 360 Diamond Photography Solutions by providing professional systems designed for users of any skill level at a fraction (1/5th!) of the price of our competitors solutions. In addition to pricing, our solutions are able to create and output high resolution 360 Diamond Photography (this example shot at 1425 x 1425 pixels).

This pear shape diamond replica (CZ) is a larger stone weighing about 3 ct and posed some issues with depth of field. We shot with our camera about 13″ back (from end of lens to front of stone) using an Aperture = 10, Shutter Speed = 1/30, ISO 100 and using a custom white balance (this was set for the Jewelry Photography Light Box).

The diamond was placed on a 1.5″ diameter platform on the turntable which made for easy positioning (centering so the diamond could spin on axis as it rotated 360). This turntable was placed into the Iconasys Jewelry Photography Studio and we used the front, back and bottom LED panels at maximum power. We removed the top cover and placed a black piece of foam board on either side of the turntable to create additional contrast on the stone.

360 Diamond Photography System with Camera


We set the frame count at 140 per 360 rotation (that is 1 capture every 2.57 degrees) and a fixed focal point through the software so we could maintain consistent focal depth as the diamond rotated.The images were captured automatically after hitting start in the software. This was a turn, stop, snap workflow in which 140 frames took ~4.5 minutes. After 360 image capture was complete, we entered into the Editing mode and applied the following edits in a batch process (set edits for 1 image then Apply to All):

360 Diamond Photography Light Box - Pear Cut Example 01

360 Diamond Photography System with Camera 2

360 Diamond Photography Light Box - Pear Cut Example 02

Levels: Black Point Slider = 8, White Point Slider = 236, Midtone Slider = 1.08
Sharpness: Increased to 4.6
Saturation: Desaturated this slightly using a value of -12

We then output individual frames in JPG format (batch renaming) and also created an interactive 360 product view in HTML5 format. For the 360 View output, we customized button location, color, spin rate, mouse control sensitivity and added a watermark.