Has anyone noticed photos of gems taken with the newer iphones are just too good. the colors of the photos seem to auto saturate, especially blue. Any ideas how to get accurate shots with newer iphones?
I’m not sure all iPhones do this and I think it also depends on where you are in the world, time of day, indoor or outdoors etc. For example I recently took a photo of my new sapphire indoors, no lights on and in the UK - so grey skies and awful lighting. The colour in my photo is exactly what I see and corresponds to the sellers photos (taken in another country but manipulated only to show the stone’s true colours - his words not mine). So I think there’s more at play here. I have a DLSR that struggles with colours also. I don’t think this is a new phenomenon unfortunately.
The Hope Diamond taken with my iPhone 8’s. It’s hilarious how drab it looks in my photo, although it’s super grey in real life, lol! It’s sparkly though.
I do like the emerald, ruby and demantoid though, but the world’s most famous gem? Meh!
@TL this is more about the lighting though and not the phone. You’d get similar results from a DLSR if you didn’t adjust settings foreach photo. These photos ..... inside, lack of any natural lighting, spotlights (probably LED) directed in the gem, glass cabinets, angle of the gem (it’s lying down as opposed to the others), a grey/cream background and potentially a flash on the phone. All of that leads to a disasterous photo. Got to say though I’m very jealous. I’d love to go and see these x
Seriously? It’s that grey? I’m really shocked.
Yes, I wonder if it was the lighting, but I remember Gene Flannigan saw it, and he said it was very grey. In fact, many of the grey spinels I see are dead ringers for the Hope. Now the Blue heart Diamond at the same museum (once owned by cereal magnate Marjorie Post), was a light powdery grey blue, but primarily blue. Same iPhone shot.
I am so surprised - the photos you see of it, all make it look very blue! Are they all hosted in Washington? I wonder if they ever travel (like the Tutunkhamun exhibition)?
Oh yes, I just wanted to say that the Hope is still a very pretty sparkly gem, but my photo just makes it look like a drab piece of dead rock. If you love grey sparkly gems, the Hope is indeed beautiful, but I think it’s more cost effective to get a beautiful cushion grey spinel.