Wedding Ring shots

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Questions thread
Duncan C
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Re: Wedding Ring shots
In reply to William DIllard, Feb 2, 2013

William DIllard wrote:

Do you think something like the small Canon 270ex flash would be good for wedding ring shots primarily and maybe flowers too ?

I've never shot a wedding, but I have shot a fair amount of jewelry, so I know the basic idea.

The best ring shots I've seen have been with soft, directional light. Controlling the highlights is important for shiny subjects like wedding rings.

I would think window light and a tripod would give the best results.

If you are going to use a flash you'll want to get the flash off camera, and probably fire it through a diffusion panel to give soft-edged highlights and subtle shadows. A softbox would also give soft light, but the highlights would be sharp-edged and rectangular.

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