Any advice for photographing a ring?
Posted 17 September 2008 - 06:02 PM
BTW, i'm just trying to learn how to photograph the ring. I didn't put any thought into the background & I left the Q-tip poking out of the bottom.
I used my canon 30D with a canon 50mm f/1.8 lens
settings: 1/20 f/1.8, spot metering, hand-held
1/60 f/1.8, spot metering, on tripod
on this one i needed to tilt the ring more towards the camera
I tried a variety of auto & manual focus, but I don't know what I used for these two.
Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:16 AM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:19 AM
| Originally Posted by Be Photography LLC |
i cant see the images from the computer I'm at right now - but I'd suggest investing in a macro lens if you plan on doing any kind of small product work.
i'm going out with my e-ring soon to practice. i just wondered if there was some key to doing it.
i might get an adapter for my lens to do macro. i still need to look into that. i don't do enough macro photography to spend the money on a macro lens.
Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:31 PM
Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:59 AM
Also, give it a try outside. Natural light will make the diamond sparkle a whole lot more. You can use some white posterboard to shield or direct light on the subject.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 09:02 AM
Posted 19 September 2008 - 09:04 AM
Thanks for the tips!
Posted 21 September 2008 - 08:03 PM
Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:37 PM
So I was looking for a way to photograph stones and crystals, etc.
I came across many different sites describing using a 'light box' that you can make yourself. Here is one example for this DIY kind of thing: Homemade Light Box for Product Photography StudioLighting.net
I never tried it out though. But I might eventually... I know how to use the macro settings pretty well on my digital. But getting the good amount of sparkle is definitely more tricky.
Post if you try something like this!
Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:56 PM
| Originally Posted by Stephany@EyeSpy |
You should come over and borrow my 100!!
I just bought a Canon 77mm 500D Close-up Lens. It attaches right to my lens and makes an instant marco. I just can't purchase the 100mm right now. I'd rather focus on getting the business up and running. So in the meantime, this adapter lets me get the ring shots that i want. but lighting i find is VERY important. You need A LOT. You don't want all of your picture to look dark. Bad bad bad.
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