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Apr 12, 2012 11:59 |  #1

Doing Ring and Dress shots for the first time. Advice?

Rings.
Got 60macro for this. How do you set them up? What do you use for background? How do you work with light?

Dress.
Want to do the classic one on the window. How do you work with light so the outside light does not dominate? Any other creative compositions?

Thanks!


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Apr 12, 2012 12:44 |  #2

As far as rings, I use extension tubes and a tripod.

Dresses..I try not to move them if possible.. just the way I work. I know some people move them a lot of places to get creative shots. I tend to use natural light for the dress.


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Apr 12, 2012 13:17 |  #3

Here's my typical dress shot (external link). If you click info on the right it will show exif.

If you can't think of something super interesting to do with the rings, just go really basic on a plain surface like a window sill or some brick or stone. Basic (external link),in flower petals. (external link)


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Apr 12, 2012 15:27 |  #4

Rings I do with tubes and an off camera light. Dress varies hugely, sometimes silhouetted in a window, sometimes bounce flash, sometimes not at all as they look better on the bride anyway.


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Apr 12, 2012 20:08 |  #5

+1 for natural light for the dress.


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Apr 12, 2012 22:17 |  #6

spb wrote in post #14253934 (external link)
Doing Ring and Dress shots for the first time. Advice?

Rings.
Got 60macro for this. How do you set them up? What do you use for background? How do you work with light?

Dress.
Want to do the classic one on the window. How do you work with light so the outside light does not dominate? Any other creative compositions?

Thanks!

Rings. There's really no one way to do this of course. Find something interesting or stick with the basics. As far as lighting, use either diffused OCF or perhaps some window light?

Here's some of my typical ring shots.
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …re.php?/6300/ca​tegory/136 (external link)
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …110605162016-166465da.jpg (external link)

As for dress against the window, you can either silhouette the dress or don't be afraid to blow out some of the back lighting to get the dress exposed.

Some samples:
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …110604201410-59895b03.jpg (external link)
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …110604201401-fd4bae58.jpg (external link)
This one's not against a window, but one of my favorites:
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …120128205044-8e5be381.jpg (external link)




  
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Apr 14, 2012 10:15 |  #7

Thanks a lot for all of the advices! The samples pictures are also very helpful and inspiring.


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Apr 14, 2012 11:46 |  #8

nicksan wrote in post #14257062 (external link)
Rings. There's really no one way to do this of course. Find something interesting or stick with the basics. As far as lighting, use either diffused OCF or perhaps some window light?

Here's some of my typical ring shots.
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …re.php?/6300/ca​tegory/136 (external link)
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …110605162016-166465da.jpg (external link)

As for dress against the window, you can either silhouette the dress or don't be afraid to blow out some of the back lighting to get the dress exposed.

Some samples:
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …110604201410-59895b03.jpg (external link)
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …110604201401-fd4bae58.jpg (external link)
This one's not against a window, but one of my favorites:
http://www.nicknphoto.​com …120128205044-8e5be381.jpg (external link)

Nice work Nick :)


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Apr 16, 2012 15:48 |  #9

Huh, interesting stuff. Thanks guys!

@ SBP -- you may consider reaching out to your bride and asking her if she has any color samples (like a color swatch or something) to put the rings on if you just want a colored/textured background (unlike the awesome shots of rings & invites posted). Our photog did something pretty cool -- my wife's name and my name both start with B, and the Bruins were in the thick of their run for the Stanley Cup last year, so the Boston Globe's sports headline last year was 'Killer Bs' and there were some ring shots with that. You couldn't plan that, you just have to keep your eyes open for details from the day that people might not even know were there, if that makes sense.


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Apr 17, 2012 00:21 |  #10

Rings I shoot with a 100mm macro. Dresses it varies anything from a 16-35 to 85 and everything in between.

I always try to look for something a little different where I can though.

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