Category Archives: Jewelry

Photographs of rings, earrings, necklaces and other forms of jeweled adornment

There are times when an item gradually going out of focus is desirable in photography.  It’s long been customary in portraiture for the eyes to be as sharp as possible due to their importance, but allowing sharpness to diminish towards the ears, hair and beyond. Often, the tip of the nose will also be less…

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One of the best things about a custom jeweler is the artistry involved.  Emerald, diamond, garnet, amethyst – the gems certainly matter, but so does the ring or necklace that holds the gem.  Large or small, simple or fancy, Doug Zaruba of Vortex 13 does amazing, creative work.       For exacting quality images of your…

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A couple of months ago I was contacted by Judith Weltman of DaLori Designs, LLC., concerning photography of her bracelet designs.  As a photographer who enjoys working with jewelry, I was of course, intrigued. The Dalori Designs bracelets are uniquely beautiful, made from the highest quality materials, such as Swarovski gemstones, gold or silver beads…

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Doug Zaruba and his Vortex 13 sponsored a contest for some sculptors to create fanciful martini glasses, and then threw a martini themed party at his gallery in Frederick.  I’ve got to say, it was a great idea and a big success.  Lots of people squeezed in and enjoyed the artistry, company and ambiance. The…

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Being frequently called upon to create marketing photographs of jewelry is one of my favorite kinds of commercial photography.  There is real beauty involved in the gems and real artistic ability in the smithing of gold and silver.  This artistry requires photographic skill and techniques to show the jewelry to it’s best advantage, and I…

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