When it comes to the actual photographying of my pieces, I'd sometimes rather pull my toenails out. I really want to do the stones justice, and the pesky reflections and glare and I tend to have extreme arguments.
Well, I'm learning to diffuse properly, and while I'm still having some moments of extreme frustration, it's on the whole getting a lot better.
This Australian marra mamba ring was driving me to distraction. I really wanted to show off the landscape in the stone.
And here we are, now with diffusion.
Though it now doesn't show just how shiny it is. Hmm. Oh well, baby steps.
This baby is in the shop here.