It is a ridiculous -3° with -30° windchill outside here in Chicago. The perfect opportunity to snuggle up at home... and whip out my Canon PS SD750 for some ring shot fun, thanks to a series of great tips from WeddingbeePro, Anne Ruthmann! If you haven't already, you should definitely check out her post about How to Take Amazing Engagement and Wedding Ring Photos. When previously attempting my own ring shots, I always made the mistake of keeping the ring on my finger. That's no-no #1! Here's a brief overview of her tips, but definitely read her post for full details:
- Take Off Your Ring
- Find a Cool Background or Set Up
- Find Good Light
- Set it up
- Set Your Camera to Macro Mode
- Get Closer
- Just Shoot It
- Share it with the World!
In my excitement to shoot, I missed her helpful tip (#4) about different ways to keep the ring standing up with tape or glue dots. So most of my shots are of the ring lying down and now I am too lazy (and cold) to set everything up again. I also couldn't fully follow tip #6 about having the ring take up no less than HALF the LCD screen. Everytime I tried that, it got too blurry! But I can't wait to play with more ideas when the inspiration hits.
The ring sitting in a gorgeous flowering kale, leftover from last weekends wedding.
Inside the flap of my LV, yummy raspberry suede.
The same shot in B&W... it plays up the vintage quality of the ring, no?
On top of a peacock feather, leftover from Adrienne & Tedd's wedding.
The mister suggested this shot... love it! That's one of our framed wedding photos.