About a year ago, I began getting questions from other photographers asking how I do this or that. I was caught off guard a little by the inquiries, because I thought, why are you asking me?
Shouldn’t you ask… someone else? Someone more qualified?
It wasn’t that I didn’t want to help. I didn’t have the confidence to teach the things I knew. One of the things I promised myself this year was to put myself out there and share some of the things I know. Bear with me as I work through the kinks of teaching again (for the record, I taught special education for 5 years).
So without further adieu, let’s do this together!!
Today I’m sharing my strategy on how to photograph engagement rings (complete with camera settings).
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens
A sparkly engagement ring
I almost always shoot in natural light. All of the images below were shot in natural light.
If you look at all of the settings, you will find that I almost always shoot at f/4.0 or higher. With the 100mm macro lens, you still get that beautifully blown out bokeh, even when you are not shooting wide open. Focus on the prong closest to you, not the diamond itself.
Be patient with yourself. Turn your ISO up a little higher and increase your shutter speed if you find yourself in a low light situation.
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Questions? Feel free to comment below!
July 20, 2020
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