The previous post on ASK Harriete had examples of "Eye Don't ring photos, the most common mistakes when taking photos of rings. I am not trying to make light of the situation. Taking a photo of a ring is perhaps one of the most challening situations there is for getting a quality photographic image.
To get a quality photo of a ring you need (at a minimum):
- Plenty of light to increase depth of field so the entire ring will be in focus.
- Close up lense or camera with a Macro setting suitable for getting in close and in focus.
- Museum Wax or Earthquake Hold
- Flawless background suitable for a closeup image.
These commercial ring photos show a couple of excellant ring positions.
Photographing the ring from the top displays the top of the ring effectively. Note how the brand name or hallmark inside the ring is in focus and helps establish the "brand."
Standing up the ring creates a great composition. Use a little Museum Wax or Earthquake Hold to position the ring for the photo. The entire ring is in focus. Ring by Lori Gottlieg on The Artful Home.
This ring stands ups nicely. The stone is prominent and you can still see the hallmark inside the ring. Ring by April Higashi on Object Fetish.
Hope this post and the previous post help you take better photos. If you have a great photo of a ring, please send it. I will ADD it to this post. Email me at: bermaid [at] harriete-estel-berman.info.
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