Jewellery Video Still Life & Models

Successfully combining 3 different disciplines for a single high end jewellery advertising campaign required simple planning, creative thinking and experience. This meant the still life photography, model shots and video content complement each other seamlessly. Keeping it simple doesn’t have to mean easy - the model shots alone required a fantastic team in charge of styling, hair & make up. Simplicity is key to consistency which is crucial to building brand identity with photography.

jewellery photography from london. Model wearing necklace and 2 rings shot with soft beauty light.
model wearing jewellery with white top and soft focused lighting hand together and model looking at camera.. Created in london jewellery photographic studio

The images were used for e-com platforms as well as other traditional marketing formats. The model shots required a slightly larger team and more logistical planning compared to the still life photography. And overall the soft focused lighting and similarly toned backgrounds produces a luxury consistent feel across all the shots.

Diamond ring stack with collection of luxury items. Strong shadows against grey neutral background. Creative still life jewellery created by chris howlett photography in London
Still life jewellery with a mix collection of jewellery items styled in a creative way with soft shadows and bold colours, shot in London studio by chris Howett
London ring shot on grey soft background paper. gold and silver luxury items arranged in creative stylised way.
diamond engagements rings in long line with sparkling diamonds and polished golds, in pink gold and silver, shot in london jewellery photographic studio by chris howlett

The lighting for the still life is always going to be different to the model photography however by using a single main high quality key light source across all shots, including the video was paramount in achieving the consistency required. The main light was a focused soft light that wrapped around the subject providing a clean and 3-dimensional look.

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Your next campaign may need creative still life, model photography, videography or all of the above. We’re here to help realise your vision - just get in touch to discuss your requirements and let’s make some great eye-catching imagery.

Margo jewellery on model

Shooting jewellery can sometimes combine both still life and fashion elements as part of a single campaign. Shoots like these require superb production and organisation skills. Above all, pre-planning is essential - the types and numbers of shots required, studio and prep space requirements, hair/makeup artists, stylists, props - the list isn’t endless, but there are loads to be considered and addressed by both the photographer and client before the shoot to help make production run smoothly.

Someone once wrote about ‘best laid plans’, but if you’re capable of thinking on your feet, and are creatively flexible in your technical abilities, you’ll still manage to realise expectations and give your clients results they’ll be delighted with.

model with jewellery pulling back hair to revel drop earring and gold bangle, shot in london by chris howlett
Jewellery on blond hair model hand on hip with large gold ring on finger, model looking at camera with large statement pendant around neck
jewellery still life with charms rings and pendants in gold metal leaf on soft pink background. Shot from chris howlett photography

Enter: Margo, exciting new British jewellery brand

Shot in a fantastically sourced location house in central London and produced as a team of photographer, stylist, hair/makeup artist, models and art director. Our original plan was to convey and evoke 60’s luxe, and from the picture on the left, this works really well. A slight change in art direction, however, and by the end of the shoot, the preferred look swayed towards neutral, so we amended the backgrounds accordingly.

Sixties look to this jewellery on model shot. Black model wearing long gold chain and large ring, looking straight at the photographer
Creative still life photography with jewellery on black and silver spotted textiles. Image compliments model shots and is part of series
Earrings worn by model as she glances to the right of camera, studio lighting and photography by london photographer chris howlett
powerful strong pose by model wearing jewellery statement diamond necklace beautiful lighting shot in london location by howlett photography

Look out for more blog posts on jewellery: model photography, creative still life and also high end video.

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Howlett photography provide everything from the full package (including production and model booking) to individual one off bespoke commissions. No matter the scale of the project, get in contact to discuss you next shoot.

Creative Still Life Jewellery Rock & Raw

Jewellery photography for Rock & Raw feature in this week photoblog. I was asked to provide a set of creative still life and model photography. Below are a few examples of the creative still life photography, next week i will showcase some of the model and product packshots.

Studio product and lifestyle creative still life jewellery photography. Pendents are surrounded by raw crystals with creative jewellery photography lighting. Images made by studio photographer chris howlett
hands with jewellery, model lifestyle jewellery photography shot in london studio

Additional lifestyle shots with the jewellery positioned on a whole citrine crystal on the right, positioned on hands above and below the still life shot is created with the spiritual cleansing smoke created from a sage smudge stick.

The crystal pendents are surrounded by carefully positioned raw rock crystals including clear quartz, citrine, amethyst and topaz. Strong directional light creates bold shadows and depth to the colourful jewellery collection.

creative product jewellery photography. crystal pendent on citrine crystal studio photography by chris howlett
lifestyle creative jewellery photography. A trio of crystal pendants with sage smudge stick and smoke shot in london photographic studio by chris howlett

"Our pieces enshrine the individual powers of crystals and we weave ritual and ceremony into everything we do. All our pieces are created with the intention of bringing healing and transformation and our work is guided by heart-centred meditation."

still life collection, jewellery pendants on clean white background, creative studio product pack shot by chris howlett

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