These images were taken by Beverly Herman, aka my mom. These are the before and afters.
All of these pictures were taken with the same camera. She had thought her camera was out-of-date and not able to take adequate photos for her website and etsy shop. She has a Kodak Easy Share LS753 with 5 mega pixels that she has had for about 5 years.
What did she do different?
1. She used the macro lens feature on her camera.
2. She used a desk OTT-lite that has a true color spectrum bulb. (I need one!)
3. She took her photos on her desk on a sheet of white paper.
4. She used the level option on her Photoshop program to adjust the light levels on her image. See Lori Greenberg's article on photographing beads and jewelry for detailed instructions.
She has been working to update her etsy shop with her new photos and I can't even begin to tell you what an amazing difference her new pictures make!