Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Next Hurdle

Seems to be photgraphing rings. It's a bitch doesn't begin to cover it. I am considering buying one of those finger displays that are used at jewelry stores and art fairs. I do find the severed finger incredibly creepy though.

Also I do not have the most exquisite hands, while they are fairly well formed and small in proportion; they photograph as if I have a red rash over my entire hand. "Hi my mother was part lobster." I am able to correct this somewhat with a little use of the tan brush in Corel and softening of the picture, but I sure wish I could find a hand model.

Wanted: Severed beautifully manicured finger

I normally photograph my things on the floor of the bathroom, perhaps I'll move them to higher ground on the sink .....or result to creepy severed finger display.


Hopemore Studio said...

I had no idea rings were so hard to photograph. I popped over to Etsy to see what other sellers used as props and there wasn't much in the way of inspiration. I did see some open books used where the shank sat in the crease and some rings propped up on stones but that was it, not much to work with.

Even though I think your hand modeling looks good I understand your feelings on it...I don't think I could use my hands either, too self conscious.

MisfitGirl said...

Wonder if the cats would mind if I slipped the rings on their tails to photograph?