Book Review

Better Photographs Photographing Minerals and Lapidary Materials, by Jeffrey Scovil. 1996. 176 pages. 30 color, 276 black/white photos. $40.(JCK Data Center MR-013) To order call 1-800-234-5308. Here’s a great how-to book on photographing minerals, fossils and other lapidary materials such as carvings, cabochons and faceted stones. The author comprehensively covers film, equipment, light sources and techniques, filters, backgrounds, photomacrography and photomicrography. I like the fact an amateur can read this book from start to finish and, with practice, confidently photograph virtually any mineral or gemstone. Even more seasoned photographers can learn some valuable techniques. Written by a professional photographer, the material is presented in a straightforward, easy-to-read manner. While the book appears in classic “textbook” form, the reading is not tedious and you d
JCK PRO

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).

SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE

Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out