Nimbus Cloud Dome

June 28, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

The Nimbus Cloud Dome is a new accessory designed to help photographers take professional-looking pictures of jewellery and other small products. As a smaller version of the original Cloud Dome, the new Nimbus is a portable and durable mini-studio that eliminates harsh shadows and strong specular highlights, helping to create evenly lit product shots of shiny objects - even with a smartphone camera. “I insisted that it be usable for any cell phone with a close focus camera, which includes most newer smartphones,” says co-inventor Dave Burchett. “The Nimbus Dome holds the phone steady and takes clear, non-glare, diffused photographs.”

Omegabrandess Press Release

Introducing the Nimbus Cloud Dome

Say Hello to the Nimbus Dome and say Hello to Outstanding Photos!

Hampstead, Maryland – June 27, 2012 - OmegaBrandess and Cloud Dome are proud to announce the revolutionary Nimbus Cloud Dome (patent pending)…. the follow-up to the original Cloud Dome.

Colorado Woman Inventor, Cindy Lichfield, Launches Nimbus Cloud Dome to help other home-based jewelry and craft businesses succeed in getting their products online.

As a jeweler Cindy Lichfield was frustrated with how long it took to take her product shots for her website and online marketing efforts. With help from her father Ernie Lichfield, a meteorologist and inventor of weather-measuring devices and another local inventor Dave Burchett she took today’s smart phone technology and one of her previous inventions and shrunk it down to create an innovative way to take quick and easy product photography.

After years in the jewelry industry, Cindy was one of the first to see the potential of selling jewelry online. The biggest problem she found was finding an affordable way to capture the beauty of her pieces photographically.

Hot spots, shadows and inconsistent lighting frustrated her on a daily basis. She sought advice from professional photographers and took photography classes, but problems still plagued her.

So Cindy turned to her knowledge of weather and clouds. She knew clouds evenly diffuse light and on a cloudy day details and a variety of shades could be seen. Could she create something that worked like a cloud? Something to filter the light? The original Cloud Dome was born. Now with the addition of a smart phone a smaller version has been launched as Nimbus Cloud Dome with help from fellow inventor Dave Burchett and is featured on the popular crowd funding site:

The new smart phone technology along with the megapixel camera needed to come before the Nimbus Dome. This portable and durable mini-studio is for all small product photography that can fit under the compact dome. A must for all artisans that need to email or prepare high quality photos the Nimbus Cloud Dome solves lighting challenges for reflective surfaces such as jewelry, coins and circuit boards.

About Nimbus Cloud Dome
Cloud Dome has been in business in Colorado for over 10 years.

About OmegaBrandess
OmegaBrandess has manufactured and distributed photographic and imaging products for over 75 years. A privately held company, OmegaBrandess supplies the photography industry with over ten thousand products from dozens of branded lines. For more information about OmegaBrandess and its represented brands, call 410-374-3250 or visit

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