Getting started with Product Photography

I’ve been enjoying doing landscape and nature photography for the past several years but this week I’ve begun tackling product photography. It’s very different from photographing scenery, or even an indoor still life. Getting the background fairly white within the camera means developing skill with lighting.  Jewelry, in particular, presents unique challenges due to its size and reflectivity.

Here are my first efforts with pieces made by my friends Ron and Fa…

These next two are ever so slightly different, the first being a little darker.

…and something not-jewelry, made by my friend Roger.

Framed vulture sculpture by Roger Swezey

Framed vulture sculpture by Roger Swezey

 

There’s definitely room for improvement, but I’m on my way! Here are a few pieces that I’ve added to the shopping cart…

Porcelain Chopstick Bowls

These porcelain chopstick bowls are handmade by my friend Diane. They’re perfect for udon noodles, rice, or anything else you might enjoy eating with chopsticks! Sure to make your meal special!

Available in person at the Bostree Gallery on Wood Road in Sugar Loaf, NY (click here for hours)… or to shop online for either style bowl below, click here or here.

Thanks for browsing!
~Terry

 
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Origami Crane Ornaments

I made these origami crane ornaments from beautifully patterned traditional Japanese paper. Each crane is meticulously folded and then strung on embroidery floss with crystal, wood, and glass beads. They are priced  $8.00 or $9.00 each.

From the bottom tips of the tassel to the beaded end of the strand measures about 17″, long enough to tie to a Christmas tree branch, fasten to your car rearview mirror, or anywhere else you might want a bit of color 🙂

I’ve made some available in the Bostree online store, but I have many more at the Bostree Gallery on Wood Road in Sugar Loaf, NY. Click here for hours.

I fold each crane with an intention, a simple prayer, a mantra… May I be at peace within myself and with others. May all people be at peace within themselves and with each other.

Wishing you joyous holidays!
~Terry Boswell

 
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Colorful Origami Crane Mobiles

A perfect gift for the holidays!

Each of my handmade mobiles is composed of three, meticulously folded, origami cranes strung on embroidery floss and adorned with crystal, wood, and glass beads. The strands measure about 34″ long. I package each one in a clear gift box.  They are priced from $14.00 – $16.00.

I’ve made some available in the Bostree online store, but I have many more at the Bostree Gallery on Wood Road in Sugar Loaf, NY. Click here for hours.

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I fold each crane with an intention, a simple prayer, a mantra… May I be at peace within myself and with others. May all people be at peace within themselves and with each other.

Wishing you blessings and cheer!
~Terry Boswell

 
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