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Jewellery Photography

that shines




> You Demand Dazzling Results.


We will give you what you want, that's one of the beauties going with Ocampo. We can make your jewellery photos shine. What's more you'll receive brilliant results where it counts most: your bottom line. Let our team of professionals show you shining examples of images that work.



In Ocampo Studio we provide:


First class digital jewellery photography, immediacy, flexibility and creativity that become the key factor to your successful future sale. Our value lies not so much in what service we provide today, but rather what contributes to the future!


Our digital photography services give you a competitive advantage in the five most important elements of photography:



1. Camera:


To create unforgettable images we use the top-of-the-line Canon 5D Mark II, a 21.03 million image pixel full-frame CMOS sensor that gives you the best and most accurate details as a result of precise focusing.



2. Lenses:


We use lenses specifically designed for professional macro photography to provide the best results for jewellery photography. Lenses are obviously one of the key components as they allow one to actually take the shot at such a close range and also offer continuous focusing from that distance to infinity.



3. Lighting:


The lighting set-up is the most important component in jewellery photography and is the product of professional experience. Jewellery is highly reflective and when photographing it you automatically capture image of the surrounding area in the surface of the jewellery. With skill and properly positioned lighting, unwanted reflections can be minimised or avoided completely. Also, every piece of jewellery is different so each piece presents new challenges and rules on the set-up table. For example, a ring with an opal stone requires different lighting from a necklace with diamonds, or a pendant with onyx, or earrings with emeralds, and so on. There is no "one-for-all" lighting set-up when photographing jewellery.

The images below illustrate a sequence of lighting improvements on a diamond ring.


Spot Light Spot light
with a reflector 
  Soft light   Soft light
with a reflector
Mix of lighting
hard and soft light


4. Experience:


Every piece of jewellery is shaped in a different way. The design is different, the shape is different (ring, earring, pendant, etc.), the finish of the metal is different and the opaqueness of the gemstone is different. Only experience can dictate the best way to light and set up a particular piece of jewellery. Attention to detail is crucial and the ability to control the elements are what creates a good final image.

When you commission Ocampo Studio you're buying our experience and skill. Experience is knowledge acquired over time. It's knowing exactly what to do with a piece of jewellery ... knowing how to style it; knowing the best lighting to use with a coloured stone mounted in a yellow gold ring; or knowing how to get the most detail from a diamond by controlling colour, light intensity and the direction of light.

Anyone can take a snap-shot, but not everyone has the talent, patience and skill to be a jewellery photographer. 


the Impossible.
& Opacity
of Details



5. Editing:



We use Adobe Photoshop CS5, high resolution large screen monitor, professional Graphic Designers with experience in photo editing and manipulation and specialised in Jewellery Photography.


ICC Colour Profiling. Before any photograph is taken, we calibrate and colour profiling assign our  software, cameras, monitors, printers, ink and paper. Retouching. No matter how careful we are in photographing jewellery there is always something that needs to be fixed. It may be a piece of fibre caught in the prongs, manufacturing imperfections, rhodium plating, a poor setting, a spec of dust or surface scratches. Because of the extreme close ups, fine scratches and imperfections on the jewellery will be noticeable and exaggerated.

Images below illustrate two examples of retouching.
Rhodium plating imperfections (left) and pitting with a bad reflection (right).



Before After Before After


Colour Correction. Another important part of image editing is colour correction. This too requires great skills and experience; to know how to use the curve tool in Photoshop; to change a gemstone from sapphire to emerald; or to change yellow gold to white gold. And, when it comes to metal colour, one more issue we should address here is colour contamination. The reflective metal of jewellery picks up everything that's on and around the set, including the colour background where it is placed. Diamonds and gemstones are another problem. Because they are translucent they show through any colour behind, like yellow gold or background colours. These problems can and should be corrected to show the true colours.

Images below illustrate various colour corrections.

Change gemstone colour from sapphire to emerald (left), change from yellow gold to white gold and rose gold (right).


Before After                   Before After After


Colour change from colourless diamond to a fancy yellow diamond to Jennifer Lopez pink Diamond to a blue Diamond.


Colorless Diamond Fancy Yellow Pink Diamond Rare Blue Diamond


It's important to make sure that white gold, platinum and silver look as neutral as possible so each item will look the same across your entire library of images.


Too yellow Too blue Too red  Pecfectly neutral


Colour contamination from background on the ring shank and gemstone. (left)
Colour of the emeralds and diamonds are contaminated from the yellow gold behind. (right)


Before After            Before After


Masking is the most time consuming part of photo editing. In order to position jewellery in different backgrounds, or simply use a white background, they first must be masked.


Create outline Save the
clipping path
from background


Shadows and backgrounds. Shadows and backgrounds add dimension and stability to jewellery. It takes talent to create a realistic and believable shadow or background that enhances the jewellery.


No Shadow   Amateur Shadows Professional Shadows



Shadows and Background Reflections Reflections and Background


Optimisation for Media. Creation of an image library include optimising the entire library for all media including print, web and television. Images for print have to be high-resolution (300 ppi), need a CMYK colour profile embedded, and need to be sharpened for print. Did you know that different countries (United States, Europe and Japan) have different CMYK colour profile requirements.

Images for the web have to be low-resolution (72 ppi), need an RGB colour profile embedded, and need to be sharpened for the web. Remember, the new RGB standard worldwide is Adobe (1998).




No minimum quantity!
Free sample jewellery photography!
Instant online quotes!



Affordable Prices



There are two pricing options A per session or B per shot


Option A

Day rate: $1000.
Half day rate: $650.
This may be the more cost effective option for you depending on the complexity of the photographs.

Option B

Per shot rate: Please use this list as a general guideline. 




           # of Items


> Single Product: 

> 2-9:    

> 10-19:   
>  20-49:
> 50-99: 

> 100-199: 

> 200 or more: 

> Satisfaction Guaranteed


     Web Package + High Resolution



                       $28 per product

                       $25 per product 

                       $22 per product

                       $19 per product

                       $15 per product

                       $10 per product





We strive to ensure that you receive great quality product photography at reasonable prices.

All packages include:

        > Cleaning of the product before photography begins.
        > Product set-up for the best angle possible.
        > Lighting set-up for the best lighting possible.
        > Post processing to make images look their best (image touch-up, colour balance, and polishing).
        > Seamless white background for images.
        > Instant online delivery of photos.
        > Image rights and usage*.
        > 2 Web images (thumb & medium size.)
        > 1 High resolution image
        > All your images on a DVD.

The images you receive are:

For the Web 

        > A thumbnail image (150px width, in JPG format) *Other size are available upon request.
        > A medium size image (700px longest side, in JPG format)  *Other sizes are available upon request.
        > A high resolution image for printing will be in TIFF format. Other file formats (jpg, psd, png) are available upon    



My turnaround time on product photography usually runs about 7 business days for every 40 products.


Other Services

        > Animated 360º Photography: $100 per product
        > Want your product to be animated to show all angles of it in one image? We can combine multiple product      

           images into one with simple transition (in animated gif form, maximum resolution of 640 pixels).



Creating transparent image backgrounds by cutting out the product by hand from background. This is useful if you want to artificially change the white background to something else. PSD format included. 


        > Masking: $8 per photo
        > Reflection: $4 per product
        > Add a reflection under your product


Group product shots:

Any photo with more then one item would be considered a group shot (example: if multiple products are being sold together, etc.). Because this requires extra set up time, additional charges apply. And because the setup of each product grouping is different, pricing varies. Contact me for a quote for your grouping.


More than one image of the same product:

If you’d like more then one image of the same product (the back side of it, a close up of an area on it, etc.), there is a 40% reduction for shots after the 1st one - (i.e. for the “100 products” rate, the first image of the item would be $15, while subsequent shots of the same item would be $6).


Royalty Free - No Licensing - No Usage Restrictions!


You will receive high quality digital images that are royalty free. This means you will never have to pay a yearly fee to use them, or a fee each time you use the image. You can use each image as many times as you have need, whether it be in print or on the web. It’s YOUR image.  You will not, however, be allowed to sell the photos for profit or claim copyright on them. All copyrights remain with the photographer




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Call us today to get started!
04 3107 7768