Such a simple little detail of the day yet its the what led to there actually being a wedding. What detail are we talking about? We are talking about the Bling Bling. There is almost an expectation by our couples to see their ring photographed in a way that is larger than life! So how do we do that. How do we get those crisp bling shots. There are three main tips we share for how to nail ring shots that are sharp, bright and beautiful.
How to Nail Ring Shots
- First thing is first. Find natural light. Even if its window lighting! We try to avoid shooting details inside whenever possible. But if we have to we will use window lighting. Window lighting can be so magical. Light is what makes that diamond shine and twinkle! A quick reminder to minimize post edit work is to make sure to shoot the ring away from florescent lighting to avoid seeing yellow spot on the diamond.
- The whole ring does not need to be in focus. We focus on the prongs closest to our lens. This creates a focus point of where the eyes will be drawn to. If you focus on a diamond or part of the ring that is not closest to the eye, it will make the ring look fuzzy.
- Manual focus! Yes my friends we manual focus our ring shots. It gives so much more control.
We hope that these tips will help you nail your next ring shot! Practice with your own ring. We got a lot of our ring shot practice in during engagement sessions. Its more flexible and relaxed than trying to get your practice in during an actual wedding. So during your next engagement session, grab the ring and get creative. We like to do this while our couples are changing their outfits. That gives a good 5-10 minutes to play with the ring .