Diamonds are ... not a photographer's best friend! ;-)

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miles green
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Re: Diamonds are ... not a photographer's best friend! ;-)

philzucker wrote:

GossCTP wrote:

I don't know how well it would work for macro, but i know my wife's diamonds tend to be the most sparkly in rooms with lots of small overhead lights. Often, that's what they have in a jewelry store.

My observation is that they really sparkle with movement - hard to catch with still photography. But as Plakanina has pointed out in this thread some hard light as a kicker could add this sparkle missing even from my best attempt.

Thanks for looking and for your suggestion! Much appreciated.


GossCTP is right, there is a very goor reason that jewelry stores have hundreds of tiny spot lights installed on the ceiling.

That and focus stacking, and a pure white background i think. The texture of the cloth is distracting.

Diamonds are indeed NOT a photographer's best friend!

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