Here is an example of a photo that was taken when the light in the room was very poor:
Another trick that I've learned is that colors come out more realistic when I place the beadwork on a background image that's close to the same color or a slightly lighter shade of the main bead color. I never use a white background and rarely use very dark backgrounds. Matte, muted colored backgrounds seem to give the best results for me.
Here are two examples where I did use dark backgrounds to get the best results:
Black is a very difficult color to get right. Here is what the last sample looked like on a pale background:
The black came out pretty well but the dull, bland background caused the bracelet to fade out too much. The dark background allowed the black to be pretty good and the bright blue really pops.
Here are two examples where placing the bracelet on a background that is almost the same color as the main bead color was very effective:
Below are two more examples where you can see how using the wrong background color greatly effected the outcome. The blue beads aren't really as bright as they appear in the first photo. The second example has the correct bead colors. Actually, the seed bead color is probably more true in the top photo because they're closer to the background color than the rondelles. Getting the blue correct in the second photo resulted in the seed beads being a little too red. Sometimes I will manually edit the main color beads individually when that happens but I didn't in this instance even though it would have been relatively easy to do.
|COLORS ARE ALL WRONG|
|THE COLORS ARE RIGHT THIS TIME|