360 Jewelry Photo Example: Silver Ring on Black
The LumiCube 360 Jewelry Photography Light Box is designed for users to easily create high-quality 360 jewelry photos in-house. LumiCube 360 is a highly functional Light Box that gives users options and freedom for creativity like we have in this example, shooting a silver ring on a black background (even can be used for shooting 360 Hanging Jewelry Photography). To shoot jewelry photos on a black background users simply place the black back panel cover in the studio then secure the black platform on the built-in turntable. Learn more about how we shot this 360 Jewelry Photo example below.
360 Jewelry Photo Specs
Total Process Time to Create 360 Jewelry Photo: ~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: LumiCube 360 Light Box includes 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 Photos
Using the LumiCube 360 Jewelry Photography Light Box with the black background and turntable platform, we were able to create the 360 jewelry photo example in ~6 minutes. We shot a total of 72 frames per 360 rotation (users can define number of frames up to over 10,000 if required) most of which was automated processes. Included Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography + Video Software controlled the capture, editing, processing and 360 jewelry view workflows. This software is designed to make the process simple and efficient and can be used by photographers of any skill level, from first timer to professional.
After placing the ring inside the Light Box, we centered it using the laser positioning system (included with the LumiCube 360). Our next step was to optimize lighting – this consisted of adjusting lighting intensity and color temperature. 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
We used an entry level Canon Mirrorless camera (~$450) with the Canon 100mm Macro Lens (learn about why you should not shoot jewelry photos with a mobile phone. We set the camera back about 18″ from the subject as to achieve an acceptable depth of field. We could have also used the product photography focus stacking however that process is quite a bit more time consuming. After our light box and camera settings had been optimized, we semi-closed the front doors on the LumiCube 360 Light Box so the opening was about 3″ wide.
The camera settings used in this 360 Jewelry Photo example were set as follows:
Shutter Speed: 1/60
White Balance: Auto
Lens Focus Mode: AF (however overridden by the software to use a single, manually set focal point)
The 360 jewelry photo capture workflow was automated in a turn, stop, snap workflow via Shutter Stream 360 + Video Software and took ~2 minutes and 30 seconds. During this process, the photos were instantly transferred 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 black point to 2 in the levels tool to add contrast and increased sharpness to 2.4). These editing adjustments were applied to the entire 360 jewelry image set in a single click (the editing process took ~1 minute). The last step in the 360 Jewelry Photo 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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