Diamond & Gemstone Photography
by Daniel Van Rossen

Diamond and colored gemstone photographer for over 30 years.

Jewelry and gemstone photography accounts for the bulk of my commercial work. I have worked as a gemstone photographer and with the Jewelry and Gemstone Industry since 1981. During this time I have developed and built several special lighting set-ups. These set-ups produced spectacular photographs of gemstones, but diamonds and colored gemstones photography remains a challenging subject matter. Positioning of lighting, gemstone and camera is critical to the production of an outstanding photograph. Even in the digital age color balance and exposure must be exact. Photoshop can then be used to enhance the image rather then salvage the image. When you add the need for strong photographic composition and advertising impact to these already exacting technical requirements, colored gemstones and diamonds remain one of the most difficult subjects to photograph.

Back in 80’s I was one of the first photographers to offer pre-priced gemstone photography. Today I still offer some of the most affordable, flexible and high quality photographic services but it seems everything is negotiable today.