Post # 1
How does everyone take such great, close up pictures of their ring? Let’s just say I’ve been practicing my photography skills on my regular rings (my lovely e-ring has been “hidden” underneath our bed for the last 5 days until he proposes) but my pics are terrible! They’re blurry and don’t get close up pics. Is it just my digital camera or is their a secret that I don’t know about?
Also, post some creative ring pics if you have some- I’m looking for ideas to steal 😉
Post # 3
all digital cameras have a “macro” setting, I know on my camera it looks like a little flower on the back button, and that turns it on. That’s how you get the great close ups. Check your cam manual or online for your brand/model.
Post # 4
i have no idea how my pics came out so clear – but I did have it set to macro. Then i pushed the shutter button halfway down to give the lens a moment to focus, and once it was no longer blurry, I pressed it the rest of the way down. It’s only 7.2 mexapixels so definitely not a professional camera.. but it worked. What kind of camera do you haave?
Post # 5
I had to have a lot of light then turn the flash off. Then I did what MissBoston said and push the button halfway until it focused and then take the picture. I saw someone else take pictures of their ring in a book and liked that idea. I also did it with an antique key and the pepper grinder.
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Post # 6
I also had mine outside FACING directly into the sun, so there were no weird shadows and the diamond reflected as much light as possible – no need for flash and it was much easier to focus that way.
I don’t know if you saw my pics taken on a plant, but my dad wrote back and said “Funny, I didn’t realize those grew on trees…”. Har, har. 😉
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Post # 8
definately put it on the macro setting and hold it about 6-8 inches away, dont use the zoom at all. i’ve found that direct sunlight can wash out the ring a little. as long as you’re in a well lit room with nice bright sunlight coming in, it’ll be bright enough. one of the best pics i took was with the ring in front of something white, so the light reflected off of that a little, but I was right in front of it creating a giant shadow so it wouldnt be washed out.
Post # 9
If there is a macro setting on your camera, turn that on. That should let you get really close up pictures without the blur. Check the manual to see if you have the setting. It’s on my little Sony and is represented by a little flower.