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Pebble London

November 17th, 2008 by Helen

For the past eight months I have been taking photographs of jewellery for Pebble London. Pebble London are a small company based in Central London that sells really unusual and striking jewellery. Sourced from accross the globe, Pebble London’s jewellery has appeared in most of the top fashion magazine from Vogue to Elle to Harper’s Bazaar. My job has been to photograph the jewellery for the Pebble London Website. Pebble has an enormous stock and I only started taking pictures for them in March, so there are still quite a few images on the website by other photographers. Here are examples of what I do:

Pebble London necklace    Pebble London red necklace    Pebble London necklace

I photograph necklaces in 3 different ways: From above; at a 45 degree angle and close up. Please click on the image to see a larger image. The style of the website is to have no shadowing so it creates a very clean look on the page.

I mainly take straightforward catalogue style photographs of the jewellery, but occasionally I am asked to photographs items in a different style for different parts of the website. These is a pair of earrings from their popular new lines of silver and gold leaf-skeleton jewellery.

Silver leaf earrings

Pebble is extremely popular in the fashion glossies and regularly appears in top fashion shoots. Here are a couple of images using one of Pebble’s necklaces. The one on the left is from Harper’s Bazaar and the one on the right is Russian Vogue, sadly I did not take these photographs!

Pebble London in Russian Vogue th Russian Vogue cover

Here are my photographs of that necklace that appears on the website:

Metal Pebble London Necklace   Metal Pebble London Necklace   Metal Pebble London Necklace, close-up

Photographing for the web like this has really taught me a lot of new skills. A lot of my other work is reportage style – taking photographs of people at events, weddings, or Press and PR shoots. Taking pictures like this requires a good understanding of lighting and a real eye for detail. It also requires a very good quality macro lens. I bought a Canon 100 F2.8mm Macro specifically for this.

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