(Closed) How do you guys get those great ring pics??

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

Following. I have also never been able to take a great ring pic. Mine always turn out blurry and distorted or shadowy or have glare.


Post # 4
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


What exactly are “great pics” to you? 

What are the problems you’re seeing with your photos?

That’ll give us a starting point.

Post # 5
5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Cyclebride:  Same!

I can never capture the sparkle properly; if I do, it’s just one big flash of light so it’s all blurry.

I’m also crap at thinking of cute ways to display it :-s

Post # 6
12257 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve heard that the steering wheel pic is the most flattering ring pic ever!

Post # 8
5504 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Cyclebride:  If you’re using your phone, stay extremely still and wait for the phone to “focus” (by putting a square around your ring). That’s how I keep mine from being blurry. Move your hand farther from the phone until the phone “finds” the ring then focuses 🙂

Post # 9
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

your pic is def out of focus. Make sure your camera is in focus. for iphones, you tap the screen to focus. sometimes you have to hold it a little far from your hand to get it to focus correctly. Outside with natural lighting is definitely the best to capture sparkles! Here’s my fave of mine!

Post # 10
2974 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’ve had good luck using the macro setting on my camera. 

Post # 11
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

This is one of my fave pictures. First, clean your ring, get in your car and start snapping away. Make tiny adjustments with every photo. Eventually you’ll get a picture you love.  This photo is a cell phone photo, but a camera works better. My photographer took the best photos. I definitely want to hone my skills and I’m looking forward to all the tips all the bees have to share

Post # 12
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I Have a Galaxy Note 3 and I found that instead of putting the camera super close, I put it further away and zoom into the ring. Doing that helps my camera focus onto the ring, it’s sparkles,  and details. I was able to achieve this awesome picture.  

<a href=http://s26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/sexylatina408/?action=view&current=12213ef5-244a-4b3d-9fed-549b51750bfe.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/sexylatina408/12213ef5-244a-4b3d-9fed-549b51750bfe.jpg border=0 alt=></a>

I’ve posted this picture waaay too often…. But I love it.  

Post # 13
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@BeeLoveHeart:  I took your advice, and here is a result. I love that I was able to capture this much detail on my phone! I can’t wait to try your technique outside. 

Post # 14
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

looks like you are putting the camera too close to the ring

Post # 15
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

For sure Ring Photos are difficult… and take practice.

Good Lighting is key.

As other Bees have said some of the best natural light is found outdoors… and surprisingly in one’s car (which is why you’ll see sooo many in auto taken pics here… that and many people tend to snap their first ring pics in the car after they leave the jewellery store)

As for cameras… a real camera is always going to do a better job than your Phone or Ipad… they tend to produce grainy results and not enough mega pixels for clarity.

My point & shoot camera does a decent job… better if you have one that has a good zoom, including the capability for macro or super macro shots (the latter being less than 1 inch away from the subject)

And oh ya, I edit & crop my photos too.  That often will make things seem larger / zoomed in even more.

Beyond that, a lot of it is luck.

Diamonds never look as good on film as they do in person, it is really hard to capture the “clear water quality” that a high end diamond has… more often than not it will photograph with some sort of grey (often happens in bright sunlight)… or pick up other colours around it and reflect back on the stone to the camera.

So all you can do is keep trying… lol good thing that ring photography is so much fun.

Enjoy !!

PS… Here is by far the best photo I’ve taken of my sparkly ERing & WBand… it was taken late summer late afternoon in the car (roof open).  I put the flowers onto the front seat from a shopping trip, and noticed how wonderful my ring look, so I took out my camera and took a bunch of shots (maybe 10).  This is the best one… some of the other ones… just meh.

PHOTO 1 – Great Shot

PHOTO 2 – Notice how the Diamonds sparkle, but they also appear more white or grey than they are in real life.  As I said, that has to do with lighting, and how the camera interprets the light & reflections… things can differ greatly shot to shot.

Hope this helps,


Post # 16
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@girltuesday:  wow, great picture. Your ring is beautiful! Have fun and good luck!! 🙂

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