(Closed) i tried taking pics of my rings – what do you think? (pros advice welcome!)

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

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 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@dynamic_duo: sorry im pretty useless in the zoom area. your grass looks really pretty though! lol! It looks like it is really into the grass and bluring the ring right? Whats up with that?

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

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.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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

beautiful ring!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

@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!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@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!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

@USER876: ummm…not my pics. 🙂 mis-reply!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

Omg look so much better!

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