Professional 360 Jewelry Photography Example: Earring Set
Iconasys professional 360 jewelry photography solutions are sure to provide a better, more efficient and affordable way to shoot jewelry photography in-house. Traditionally, shooting jewelry photography has been tedious and time consuming – requiring skilled users spending countless hours capturing, editing and processing images. Our software-controlled jewelry photography equipment not only streamline workflows by automating imaging processes, but also enable users of any skill level to achieve professional quality jewelry images. We had used the LumiCube 360 Jewelry Photography Light Box and included software to create the professional 360 jewelry photography example below.
360 Jewelry Photography Specs
Total Process Time to Create Professional 360 Jewelry Photography: ~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: The built-in turntable in the LumiCube 360 Light Box
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 this Professional 360 Jewelry Photography
We had shot this set of earrings using the LumiCube 360 Jewelry Photography Light Box. We decided to shoot 72 frames over the 360 rotation (higher frame counts are better for 360 jewelry photography). The process was simple and efficient, requiring about 6 minutes to capture, edit, process and create the 360 view example – all of which was done using the Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography + Video Software. We placed the item on the turntable and centered it using the laser positioning system (included with the LumiCube 360). We then adjusted the LumiCube light settings to make it optimal for achieving a true gold color. The lighting settings used were:
Back Lighting: Full Intensity
Top Left Lighting: ~15% Intensity
Top Right Lighting: ~15% Intensity
Cold Lighting: Off
Neutral Lighting: Off
Warm Lighting: On
The camera used to photograph this was the Canon EOS M50 camera with Canon 100mm Macro Lens. We set the camera back about 24″ from the subject as to achieve an acceptable depth of field (learn more about depth of field in jewelry photography. We could have also used the product photography focus stacking however that process takes quite a bit more time. After lighting and camera had been optimized, 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 after our pre-crop was applied was ~1300 pixels wide.
The camera settings used in this 360 Jewelry Photography example were set as follows:
Shutter Speed: 1/80
White Balance: Color Temperature (set to 5200K)
Lens Focus Mode: AF (however overridden by the software to use a single, manually set focal point)
The 360 jewelry photography capture workflow was completely 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 ~220 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.
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