I really struggle with taking my jewelry pictures (actually, with any pictures). I have to edit them so much to lighten and brighten them that often the rhinestones get a flat look to them rather than showing the clarity and depth.
I use a Nikon Coolpix 7600 digital camera. I can move the exposure to the top of the plus side, clear to the bottom of the minus side and it makes no difference. My pictures come out grey and I have to lighten and brighten them a lot. I've wondered if I needed a new camera. Have had this one for several years. But, I hate going to that expense if I just need to do something simple.
I find myself avoiding taking pictures because it is so difficult to get a good one right off the bat. Are there tricks that I don't know of? Any help will be appreciated.