Getting great jewelry shots has always been a challenge. Just when I think I figured out the camera, and the lighting, and I think my pictures are mint; something changes and I'm back to square 1.
While I know the images are horribly close - Picnik actually cropped the sides for the collage - in your opinion, which photo is better -- left or right?
In other words, if you were shopping which background would catch your eye? The crisper, catalog white picture on the left ~or~ the softer image on the right?
Both pictures are actually one in the same. The one on the right is modified using only the "auto fix" function on Picnik. Both the color and exposure levels were edited in the picture on the left. I've always been partial to the stark white background, however, I'm wondering if it's time for a change...
Perfecting pictures is definitely an ongoing process and I welcome all opinions, suggestions and otherwise.