Photography for Jewelry Designers

Jewelry Photography Weekend Workshop – (2) Sessions

Whether you want to photograph your own jewelry design for a web portfolio or you want to learn how to photograph jewelry professionally for a client, this 2-day workshop is for you. You will be guided step-by-step through basic DSLR manual camera settings to control the exposure and white balance in order to understand your camera’s creative power. You will learn how to shoot like a Pro directly (tethered) into your computer. Lighting for jewelry can be very challenging but it doesn’t need to be intimidating, you will learn different lighting techniques with flash & continuous light, understanding the quality and direction of light. Using different background materials, you’ll learn how to make creative decisions to make your particular jewelry stand out. By the end of this workshop you will be able to execute your future jewelry shoots on your own.


  • Basic manual camera setting
  • Different lighting set-ups
  • Shooting tethered/directly into computer
  • Manipulate image in Photoshop & Lightroom to achieve professional results
  • Manage output images for Print & Web usage

For this class you will need

  • DSLR Camera with memory card (optional cable for you to shoot directly/tethered into computer)
  • Laptop computer with Photoshop & Lightroom or Capture One
  • Jewelry you want to shoot

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Janusz Kawa

About the Instructor

Janusz Kawa was born in Warsaw, Poland and studied photography and film at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has worked for many years as a fashion photographer in Paris and New York, and his photographs have appeared in major world publications such as French Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Australian Vogue American GQ, New York Times Magazine and Interview. He’s known for his portraits of world-renowned artists such as Morgan Freedman, Luciano Pavarotti, Ann Sophie Mutter, Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Day Lewis among others. He exhibits his personal work internationally and is faculty at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) and at International Center of Photography (ICP), as well he also conducts private workshops through PhotoRetreat. He is dedicated to providing students with strong technical skills, as well as the essentials of tapping into the creative spirit. To view his work visit:


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