It’s that time of year, again. I’ll be teaching Jewelry Photography at San Diego Continuing Education’s Point Loma/West City Center campus this coming Saturday, July 11. The class will repeat on August 8th.
This week’s class is pretty small. So there will be lots of time for individualized work. If you’ve wanted to improve your jewelry or small object photography, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the craft.
The format has changed. Here’s how the day will lay out…
Class Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30pm with ½ hour for lunch. The class consists of four parts.
Part 1: Basic Digital Photography, Cameras & Lenses
8:30am – 9:30am
We’ll start with an overview of the basics of digital photography, concentrating on the techniques required to capture excellent images of your jewelry. We’ll look at basic photographic principles, as well as the best types of cameras, lenses and equipment to choose for use in the studio. We’ll also discuss making the best use of the equipment you already own.
Part 2: Basic Studio Lighting for Jewelry and Small Objects
9:45am – 12:15pm
First we’ll discuss basic studio lighting and the use of a simple, commercially available “light tent” and both “daylight” and incandescent light fixtures. Then we’ll move into a demonstration, including the shooting of students’ jewelry and objects.
Part 3: Using iPhones & Smart Phones to Photograph Your Jewelry for the Web
12:45pm – 1:5pm
We will discuss and demonstrate the use of iPhone and Smart Phone cameras in a tabletop studio to photograph your jewelry.
Part 4: Enhancing Existing Photos of Jewelry Using Photoshop Elements
1:45pm – 3:30pm
We’ll use Photoshop Elements to learn the top 10 tools I use most when editing images. I will also demonstrate simple techniques you can use to enhance existing photos.
Tuition is just $35. And there are NO Materials Fees. All handouts will be emailed in PDF format to students before the class.
I hope to see you there!
p.s. The images below were ALL shot during my classes. Except the center photo, all are jewelry design and fabricated by students…