Shooting jewellery isn't as easy as it may look - it actually requires advanced skills and patience. Why? To achieve the best look, the first thing to tackle is the focus. Apart from items like chains which are flat, all other items are difficult to get into focus – you need to take multiple images of the same item varying the focus point to ensure you capture the whole product in perfect focus. This is called ‘focus stacking’. Also, a macro lens is often used to achieve the best quality. If you are an amateur photographer, you may think ‘why not use a higher f-stop or narrow aperture?’. Well, that is what a landscape photographer would usually do, however with jewellery, it is not the same (I don’t have the time to explain this better but there are plenty of tutorials available online if you are interested). The following images were developed using focus stacking. I took from 7 to 12 images per item! Do you think the process is time consuming or a tad boring? Well, this is something I do - I love photographing jewellery!