The bane of my existence

When it comes to the actual photographying of my pieces, I'd sometimes rather pull my toenails out. I really want to do the stones justice, and the pesky reflections and glare and I tend to have extreme arguments. 

Well, I'm learning to diffuse properly, and while I'm still having some moments of extreme frustration, it's on the whole getting a lot better.

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This Australian marra mamba ring was driving me to distraction. I really wanted to show off the landscape in the stone.

And here we are, now with diffusion. 

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Though it now doesn't show just how shiny it is. Hmm. Oh well, baby steps.

This baby is in the shop here.

Ellie x © E Holland 2012