360 Jewelry Spin Photography: Silver Ring Example
Creating 360 Jewelry Spin Photography can be challenging and time consuming. However, with the right jewelry photography equipment, software, camera (read: why you don’t want to use a Mobile Phone for Jewelry Photography) and how to knowledge, users can create 360 jewelry spins for use in eCommerce and web applications in just minutes. Iconasys is a leading provider of software-controlled still and 360 jewelry spin photography tools. These tools automate jewelry photography workflows while making it simple for users of any skill level to create professional quality results with pure white backgrounds.
360 Jewelry Spin Photography Specs
Total Process Time to Create 360 Jewelry Spin: ~6 minutes
Frame Count: 72 frames/360 rotation (1 capture every 5 degrees)
Zoom Level: No zoom included in this example
Lighting Used: LumiCube 360 Jewelry Photography Light Box
Turntable Used: N/A: The LumiCube 360 Light Box has a built in turntable
Software Used: Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography + Video Software
Accessory Used: N/A
Camera/Lens Used: Canon EOS M50 with Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Lens (+ EF to RF Lens Adapter)
How to Create 360 Jewelry Spin Photography Example
When shooting 360 jewelry spin photography, we suggest using a higher frame count / 360 rotation. This example was shot using a total of 72 frames (that is 1 capture every 5 degrees). We had shot this 360 jewelry spin example using the LumiCube 360 Jewelry Photography Light Box.
The lighting settings used were:
Bottom Lighting: Full Intensity
Back Lighting: Full Intensity
Top Left Lighting: ~15% Intensity
Top Right Lighting: ~15% Intensity
Cold Lighting: On
Neutral Lighting: Off
Warm Lighting: Off
We had used the Canon EOS M50 camera with Canon 100mm Macro Lens. The camera was set back about 20″ from the subject and the front doors on the LumiCube 360 Light Box were closed so the opening to shoot through was about 2″ wide. The original image resolution was ~1750 pixels wide.
The camera settings used in this 360 Jewelry Spin Image example were set as follows:
Shutter Speed: 1/100
White Balance: Auto
Lens Focus Mode: AF (however overridden by the software to use a single, manually set focal point)
The 360 jewelry spin image capture workflow was automated via the Shutter Stream 360 + Video Software was entirely automated and took ~2 minutes and 30 seconds – as images were captured, they were instantly uploaded into the software. After the capture sequence was completed, we entered into the editing area where we made a small adjustment to the image set (adjusted the white point in the levels to 235 to achieve pure white background, adjusted the black point to 2 in the levels tool to add contrast and increased sharpness to 2.5). Editing adjustments were made on a single image then applied to the entire 360 jewelry image set in a single click. Batch editing took ~1 minute. The last step in the 360 Jewelry Spin Photography workflow was to output the image set then compose into a web-ready 360 product view. Images were output at 1000 pixels wide and composed into a 360 view in HTML5 format.