The other day I was asked by a friend of mine if I would shoot some products of hers for her online portfolio / store. It’s not something that I would ordinarily shoot, however is sounded a bit different from the norm.
Leia runs a business called Don’t Do Dainty. She makes awesome bespoke jewellery and also metal floral displays and wedding bouquets which are something to behold and it was these beautiful pieces which she needed photographing.
It was an interesting shoot which took quite some time as metal f course is or can be quite reflective which causes issues for us photographers with the way that we light objects. On top of this little challenge, Leia also wanted to shoot some of her beautiful creations inside glass containers - another nightmare, not just for reflections but also refraction - where light is bent and warped bu the glass itself. All good fun really - it made for interesting challenges not just for the actual shoot, but also for the retouching afterwards.
Below are a selection of my favourite shots from the shoot. Let me know what you think!
Leia is currently refreshing her website and updating it with the images which I shot for her, so if you’re interested, head over there and check it out! www.dontdodainty.com