Loudoun County Virginia Wedding Photographer | Wedding Rings | Lydia Teague Photography
I've been simple amazed by all the wedding photographers' ring photos. They are just stunning. And it's not an easy thing to accomplish. Most of the time it takes a special lens that is an investment. And even though I don't own that lens, I thought I would give it a try with the gear I have.
I used a 50mm f1.4, some extension tubes, and a tripod. I had a couple flashes here and there and a LED nightlight.
1) Use a tripod ! Be still!!
2) Increase your depth of field. f11-f22
3) Make it sparkle! Use light in any form to show off the bright sparkle.
4) Bokeh that background. Pull your subject away from the background, physically. Using lights in the background makes it more interesting.
5) Create an atmosphere. Use a mirror, spray bottle, and anything that looks pretty when out of focus. (which is mostly everything!)
I took the first 5 out on my back porch with kids running around. And the last 4 I took while sitting at my desk. Rings are small so the area you need to shoot them is also small. Get creative! But make sure everything is super clean! All the dust and fuzz will show up when you're shooting this close!
Check out the results, and let me know what you think.