Providing Exceptional Jewelry Photography

Studio 36 West has been providing exceptional jewelry photography in New York City since 2008.  We pride ourselves on providing jewelry designers, manufactures and retailers with photography that sells merchandise and leaves customers happy with their purchase.   Jewelry photography is as much an art, as it is a science.  Understanding the reflectivity of high polish gold and silver, the color and cut of a diamond, the specific issues of a sapphire and the delicate surface luster of a pearl requires a lot of patience and technique.  Additionally each jewelry type, whether a 100 inch necklace, a diamond tennis bracelet or a large colorful cocktail ring need special consideration when it comes to layout and the best way to demonstrate the item for a customer.  The technology behind capturing these images is not straightforward either, there is no one way to photograph jewelry. Behind each photograph is a different recipe of lighting, camera and lens type.  Mastery of all of these elements takes years to achieve. Only after mastery of the medium, can artistry begin.

Jewelry Photography is Our Specialty

High resolution, a specific crop ratio and a pure white background are often the requirements for a product photograph if you want to sell online on sites like,, and Often these requirements give retailers the biggest headache, because the photography is not straightforward. This is where Studio 36 West begins to shine. We’ve seen all types all types of jewelry including rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, earrings and cufflinks. We have dealt with all types of metals as well as stone types such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and even cubic zirconium. So when a customer gives us something to shoot we can immediately begin the work and artistry needed, without having to spend time reinventing the wheel, so to speak. If you are tasked with designing jewelry, manufacturing it and pricing it, the last thing you need to worry about is the right camera, the right lighting or lenses.  We bring the art and science all together, from start to finish.

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We Are Passionate About eCommerce

Welcome to the new and improved Studio 36 West website!  We hope you will find this new layout not only prettier, but also easier to use.  We are proud to serve you, and we hope it shows!

We are always here for you, now in more ways than ever. The services that we provide are always growing, and this new site is intended to showcase them better.  Our current customers know, we are much more than product photographers and retouchers.  We also design build and manage eCommerce websites, we create dynamic marketing campaigns, and we implement campaigns across an array of content channels.  Our #1 goal is to increase your bottom line better than anyone else.

We are passionate advocates for your brand. We hope this is more apparent than ever.

You will notice a contact form present on the bottom of each page on our site.  Please feel to start a conversation with us any time.


Canaan Albright