- 7 years ago
thats super annoying that everything i wrote and my third pic got eaten! here is the third pic and i will write my OP in another reply
ok, so basically i was trying to take some nice pro-looking photos of my e-ring and bands because my wedding photographer did not know my e-ring was heart shaped and it is upside down in all the pics she took! i blame myself for not telling her. but basically i am looking for opnions/advice on what i can to make these better or take better pics. my camera is Canon Power Shot SX30 IS
I think the book is a bit distracting and busy to be focused on the ring you know? Enhance the pic’s lighting.. it is pretty dark in the third pic .. and zoom in.. it is a pic of the rings after all 🙂
and i tried putting my e-ring in the grass only without the book and still couldnt get it right!! lol.
Have you used the macro setting on your camera before? That helps it automatically focus on the close up item, instead of focusing on the background (read: book) like your camera is doing.
@MrsNeutrino: ok, so thanks for your suggestions, i cropped the pic and enhanced the exposure and i already like it better. gives me hope!
@ddw: i have no idea what settings i used or didnt, was just playing around. but now i will remember to specifically use the macro one. thanks!
here is my little edit:
You definitely need to use the macro setting on your camera. On my camera, it is a little flower symbol. It will focus on your ring instead of the background.
The editing helped a bunch! my suggestion would also be to use the Macro setting .. I like the nature/grass pics ..not so much on the book
@dynamic_duo: Look for this image on your camera:
It will probably be on one of the buttons on the body of the camera, not buried in a menu or something. It won’t work on the auto settings; try one of the pre-sets for outdoor/sun or maybe portraits; most point-and-shoot cameras have pretty standard pre-sets. Then turn on the macro and you’ll see that the camera automatically adjusts to the close up images. You can play with a little by moving the camera closer/further away and zooming in/out if it still isn’t focusing exactly how you’d like.
I’m not a photographer by any means, but I’m learning what all the buttons on my camera do and macro is one of my favorites 🙂
ETA: If you’re learning to use your camera as well, this might be helpful – it is/was to me!
@ddw: My eye isn’t drawn to the rings in most of them, so try and zoom in all the way to get a narrower depth of field so the rings are separated from the background. You can also try and put a vignette in during post.
I took this one of our rings two yrs ago after we got engaged. PM me and I will tell you how to set it up and do it!
Omg look so much better!
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