Studio work at the best of times requires patience. This is especially true with Jewellery photography and even more so when you are dealing with suspended necklaces. Lining all the items up and hanging them at the right length. Checking the chain configuration – it all takes time. Any adjustment required is usually only millimetres in any direction. It’s not all about composition – the real key is in lighting. Achieving a balance of black in the shiny items is critical to avoid that stainless steel look.