Truth is I LOVE detail shots! Starting off a wedding day with all of the beautiful details the bride has put so much time and thought into is exciting! They also tie the entire day together! AND she finally gets to wear TWO rings from this day on! I always set aside at least 45 minutes where I start the morning with a date with the brides details. And my favorite part of detail shots? Shots of the rings!! I let her know ahead of time I’ll need BOTH wedding bands, then I grab those, snag her engagement ring, and off I go to shoot her details!
But there’s one tip I’ve found to get amazing ring shots EVERY time. It’s important to always find natural light when shooting detail shots! So I normally set up shooting details next to a big window or door. BUT there’s more!
I was making a mistake! I didn’t really notice which way the ring diamond was pointing! BUT I knew I wanted the bride’s diamond to look bright and clear! And I finally figured out how to get this look best:
Shoot the ring with the diamond facing the main natural light source!
While shadows might be nice for other detail shots, I want the ring to look sparkly and clear! I get this best if I avoid any shadows by having the diamond on the ring facing the light source (so the main light is at my back)! Make sure you aren’t shading the ring too much when shooting it, even if you angle slightly. But having the main diamond facing the light allows it to appear clear and bright!
Having even light directly hitting the diamond created beautiful, bright ring images I had been hoping for! And what bride doesn’t want her ring looking extra bright??
That’s just one tip out of many in the Detail Shots Guide over in the shop! I give all my tips and tricks to get beautiful detail shots at EVERY wedding! Want to learn more? Head to the Detail Shots Guide in the shop!