Photos of wedding rings arranged together before they are exchanged are must-have detail shots for every wedding. Wedding photographers are always looking for creative ways to photograph rings. This video by Magic Lens Group takes us through several ways to light the rings incorporating household objects to achieve moody colors and dynamically lit backgrounds.
From hairbrushes and shoehorns to forks and coins, there's a good chance that after watching this video you'll be inspired to look through your kitchen drawers for things that might produce interesting patterns and reflections. Combine these objects with a few simple lights, and the possibilities are endless. Out of the techniques demonstrated in this video, I know I'm definitely going to try using a spray bottle of water to create a magical, dewy effect on the rings.
If you photograph weddings, experimenting with a few of these setups at home will help you produce some quick and stunning photos for your next wedding. Flexing your creative muscles in this way will create another story for the bride to tell: "You wouldn't believe what the photographer used to get that photo!" There are plenty of complicated setups for crafting beautiful detail shots of rings, but my personal favorites are always the ones that involve making the most out of mundane, everyday objects. Once you master how to produce this style of photo, your setups can be applied to detail shots of other objects as well, such as watches, centerpieces, or a bouquet.
Do you have anything out of the ordinary that you love to use for this type of detail shot? I'd love to see your photos in the comments below.