Jewelry Photography by Zoltar Design

© 2012 Rafael Lobo

© 2012 Rafael Lobo

Rafael Lobo runs Zoltar Design, which offers design, photo, and illustration work out of his studio in Brazil. We found his work via flickr, where we were impressed by the clean style of his jewelry photography. His thoughts and images follow below.

I work mostly with studio photography. I specialize in jewelry and food photography, but I also work outside the studio, taking fashion and architecture shots.

I use the Sekonic L-358 to help me work. Jewelry photography is complicated because it usually involves working with a lot of reflective materials such as metals, precious stones and pearls. My light meter helps me determine the correct distribution of flashes.

© 2012 Rafael Lobo

© 2012 Rafael Lobo

© 2012 Rafael Lobo

© 2012 Rafael Lobo

I also work outside with TLR films, using the same meter, but with the NP Finder 1 Degree attached.

© 2012 Rafael Lobo

© 2012 Rafael Lobo

See more of Rafael’s work on Zoltar Design and on flickr.

 

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