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Second try at a ring shot, feedback appreciated!

 
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Feb 12, 2014 23:46 |  #1

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Feb 13, 2014 00:51 |  #2

Too much other stuff in the scene. Zoom in on the ring and put some light into the stone.


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Feb 13, 2014 08:16 as a reply to  @ Qbx's post |  #3

^This. I would also get rid of the flare. Although some folks like it.


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Feb 13, 2014 09:26 |  #4

What did you light this with? It looks more like a product shot for a jeweler than what I would assume is from a wedding. I agree with the first comment about getting some more light on the stone. I think the highlights you've got on the band would look killer in the stone.

The flare...while I like flare in shots this one looks strange to me. What are you using to hang the ring on? I think the biggest distractor is the left of the frame. My eyes keep wandering to that side and wondering what in the world it is.

I like your idea, and I think it would work well if the ring were hanging/placed on the heel of a shoe.


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Feb 13, 2014 17:27 |  #5

The ring is hanging on a tree-shaped jewellery hanger meant for necklaces. It's lit with 2 speed lights, one from the side the other further towards the back above to induce the flair. I know it's tacky, but it was a nice way to introduce some colour while still blacking out the bg. I definitely like the idea of shooting a similar style shot with a shoe. Thanks for the input!


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Feb 13, 2014 17:35 as a reply to  @ rebelsimon's post |  #6

A couple of things I'd like to suggest imho:
- consider moving the ring to the other side of the "branch" it's hanging on, so that the branch doesn't obscure the bottom portion of the ring, as it almost blends tones in this view;
- I don't mind the larger "branch" section to the left, as t does create balance in the photo, but possibly rotate/and or shoot from a different perspective and introduce some DOF so as to blend it more into the background and put more focus on the ring - your intent.

Again, just suggestions. :cool:


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Feb 14, 2014 10:53 |  #7

rebelsimon wrote in post #16687488 (external link)
The ring is hanging on a tree-shaped jewellery hanger meant for necklaces.

I don't mind the "flair" of the flare, but since you didn't seem to be at a wedding, at least one of the lights should have pointed at a wall or card to put some broader reflections in the ring & make the metal look better.

Coin Lighting - a slightly different 1 light take on it.

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Feb 14, 2014 18:01 |  #8

Yeah, the sparkle on the band is a little distracting. Should be on the diamond.




  
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