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After my wedding ring post on Friday, I received a great question from a bride in the comments, and I thought I’d turn this into an extended post for everyone out there who’s working with a point & shoot camera and looking to get a great shot of their engagement or wedding ring to share with friends and family!! (For this post, I’ll be using my own point & shoot camera, the Canon PowerShot SD870IS Elph.)

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1. Take Off Your Ring
As beautiful as your latest manicure may (or may not) be, it’s going to be so much easier to take a great picture of all of your ring’s beautiful details when it’s off your hand. After this post, I hope to inspire brides to show off their rings in style and with creativity and personality! Maybe it could even be your new avatar online… ok, getting a little carried away now. So get the ring off the finger and get creative! (Can I just tell you how hard it is to squeeze my ring off of my fat fingers these days?! OUCH!!)

2. Find a Cool Background or Set Up
To make your ring shot “artistic” find something really interesting or different - I like things that represent you and what you love! Maybe it’s a cool band poster, or the first love letter or card you received from your sweetie, or your favorite book, or your favorite fruit (oooh.. I wish I had a kiwi in my house right now- that would be mine!), or your favorite flower, or your favorite pair of shoes, or just a cool texture like an awesome sweater or pillow you have laying around - whatever! ANYTHING can make a great background. Get creative! If you need inspiration, definitely check out the Rocktographers Blog.

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3. Find Good Light
Good light is ESSENTIAL to a great photograph! The easiest light to work with is natural light because it’s the most powerful and consistent. Make your way to a nearby window or take it outside. If you don’t have any natural light to work with, you can get creative with a flash light, the light coming from your computer or TV, or just any ol’ light in the ceiling or from a lamp around your house. In order for the light to be bright enough in an artificial lighting situation, you may need to get closer to the light source, which is why a flashlight may sometimes work better in these situations.

Why shouldn’t you use the flash on your camera?! Because it’s going to blind the camera’s exposure meter and cause a pretty crappy picture. You know all that red-eye you get that makes your friends look demonic? It’s because the flash is essentially entering the eye in the same direction it’s leaving the eye - reflecting off of the red and veiny retina at the back of the eyeball. Gross, right? Yeah, don’t use your flash if you can help it. Use another source of light that’s not the point & shoot flash. Which also might mean turning off your flash so that it doesn’t automatically fire- you may need to read your camera manual if you haven’t already figured out how to do this.

4. Set it up
Think about the prettiest view of your ring - is it the setting from the top? The amazing details on the side? Think about the angle you’ll be photographing your ring in terms of how your photo will best highlight what you love about your ring. If you need help standing your ring up, find something you can stick it into, or if you need to, a glue dot or a little tape might help keep it upright if that’s how you want to shoot it. There’s no shame in this game - just play around with it until you like how your entire set-up looks with your cool background. If you’re anything like me and you never take your ring off, this would be a good time to give it a good toothbrush scrubbing to get rid of any soap scum (unless the metal in your ring is too soft for that kind of treatment- but most will be fine.)

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5. Set Your Camera to Macro Mode
Most point & shoot cameras have a macro mode. It’s usually represented by a little flower or tulip. This allows your camera to focus at a much closer range than it would normally be able to. In macro mode, you should be able to get a close up shot in sharp focus even if you’re only 1-4 inches away from your subject (in this case, the ring.) If for some reason you have a not-so-great point & shoot and it doesn’t have macro mode, try zooming in from further away to get a great detail shot. iPhones and camera phones will simply NOT work for a great ring shot.

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6. Get Closer
For the best ring shot, your ring should be no less than half the size of the screen, unless you’re giving your background equal or greater billing in this photo. It’s totally possible to fill your screen with your ring when you’re in macro mode or zooming in. Just make that ring take up as much of the screen space as it can on that beautiful LCD.

7. Just Shoot It
When you’re in macro mode, or zooming in tight, it is essential that you stay completely still for this photo because any little movement will pull it out of focus. Either brace your arms on something or use something else to balance your camera on, like a tripod, stack of books, upside down bowl, whatever- just keep that camera STILL if you want to get all of the details in focus. If you need to stand over your ring, pull your arms in tight to your body so they’ll be less likely to move around as you’re taking the photo.

Once you’re all set to shoot your amazing ring on your creative background- shoot the heck out of it! Try shooting it in different ways, try moving the camera around for a different angle or perspective, try framing the ring differently on the screen, try moving the light around, or positioning it so that the light hits it differently. Take multiple shots of the same set up because one might be blurry and the next one might be in focus! Rings are especially difficult because they’re often metal, which is reflective, and can fool the camera’s focus point into thinking it’s further away than it really is. With point & shoot cameras there are a lot of things you can’t control very easily - like the exposure and point of focus, so it’s good to take a lot of different pictures and then look at them all later on your computer screen before deciding which one is “THE ONE”. It’s all digital baby, so don’t be afraid to take tons of pictures- the goal is to get ONE amazing photo in the end, but it might take 30 or more shots to get that one amazing photo. Work it out!! (Um, yeah, I worked it out like 90 times. I may be just a BIT of an obsessive perfectionist! I’ll probably end up editing this entire post like 20 different times too. Whatever- make it rock or don’t do it all!)

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8. Edit
After you’ve shot a bazillion photos of your ring, load them to your computer to view them at full screen size in order to make your selection rather than trying to choose one from the tiny screen on the back of your camera. You’ll get a much better look at the clarity and focus as well as the colors and exposure when you’re looking at the images on your computer screen. Force yourself to narrow it down to just one or two photos. As a professional, this can sometimes be the hardest part of my job, especially when there are tons of awesome images that essentially look exactly the same. But frankly - no one wants to see a bazillion photos of your engagement or wedding ring, they just want to see one or two shots with great detail to show off the overall design.

If you’ve done everything right up to this point, you should be done! If you want to get crazy with photoshop at this point, go for it, but remember to keep it about the ring itself and not about a bunch of crazy after-effects which will might just take away from the beauty and design of that awesome ring you love so much!!

9. Share it with the World!
Here are my results with my point & shoot camera… not as great as what I can do with my professional lenses, but hey, I worked what I got and you can too!! (Complete with five years of wear and tear on platinum and white gold - it’s been a good ride so far!!)

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Gorgeous custom egg was a 5th anniversary gift from my husband, custom designed and created by our dear friend Liz Smith, who’s an indie craft artist. You can find more of her fun creations in her etsy shop–> Made in Lowell, or if you live in the Boston area, you can see her work in person and maybe even get a live demonstration of her techniques at Western Avenue Studios.

Some insider gossip for you… my engagement ring is actually a big fat one carat Ziamond. Yep, CZ baby. Alex and I were students when we got engaged and when we started looking at rings, I told him, “you don’t need to buy me a diamond because it’s not about the rock, it’s about the symbolism of commitment.” He really didn’t believe me at first, and I reassured him that, “after we’ve been married for like 10 years, and our commitment really means something, then we can upgrade if we have the money. But until then I don’t want money to prevent us from making this commitment to each other.”

What’s sad is that the jewelry stores actually gave him a hard time for saying he wanted a CZ instead of a diamond for my engagement ring!! They kept asking, “Are you SURE she’s OK with it?” I know they’re trying to make money, but damn, can’t a guy just do the right thing? Seriously. So, one day I’d love to design a whole new wedding ring and maybe even get a much more unique set of stones in the color green. In any case, we didn’t put a ton of unique thought or design into our engagement or wedding rings because they were just a symbol for us, not a statement. Eventually, though, I’d love to make it a statement… a unique and subtle statement of our marriage and how we’ve grown together over the years. ;-) If you’re reading this Alex, I love you - and if you want to upgrade your ring someday with cool enamel, different stones, or even some kind of ultra techie microchip, I’m all for it honey!! XOXOX

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113 Responses to “How to Take Amazing Engagement and Wedding Ring Photos”

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Miss Crab Cake

Thank you so much for this!!! What a great tutorial!

 
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Newport Nuptials

I love this post! I just got engaged and have been looking for cool ways to show off my ring. Most pictures have been blurry, so I’ll have to try your advice!

 
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adias.angel

Thank you!! This really helps as I still don’t have a good picture of my ring. ;)

 
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Michelle @ My Wedding Report

Thanks for these tips. I may have to try this since I did the ring on my hand shot to show all my friends after we got engaged!

 
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Lillindy

Thanks so much for posting this…I can’t wait to go play around now!

 
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Anne

Ladies - I hope you’ll share links to your awesome creations when you’re done!! I can’t wait to see them! Quite a few of my friends from facebook tried this over the weekend and I was really impressed with their results!

 
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Mrs. Pineapple

great post! I especially LOVE the do not take a photo while wearing your ring over your mac keyboard. proof: http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v111/123/9/4802030/n4802030_31326129_4087.jpg

yep, I totally did.

 
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Anne

I totally did too - so don’t feel bad!!!

 
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Mrs. Pineapple

haha no worries, I don’t feel bad. At least it wasn’t a PC. (oh snap)

 
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Allison

oohhh i’m gonna have some fun today!
thanks, anne!

 
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leigh miller

anne you totally crack me up! fabulous.

 
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Miss Hot Cocoa

This is going to give me more of an excuse for procrastination. Woo hoo!

@Mrs. Pineapple: At least your keyboard is clean, unlike mine. Ew.

 
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Adrienne

Awesome post! I have been trying to get good shots of my ring and am having a really hard time with it. I am going to try this out! Thanks!

 
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zoe

Love these tips…love the story of your ring even more!!

 
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Mrs. Penguin

Hee hee this post is so great! I cannot tell you how frustrated I was when I first started blogging and wanted to take ring shots. I had no idea about macro until much much too late! I must have taken 300 pictures of my ring (on my finger of course!) before getting lucky and getting a clear shot… Although I’m not going to lie, I find the ring shot over the MacBook Pro keyboard TOTALLY sexy. But I just got one of those computers… so I’m totally biased :)

 
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Jeana

GREAT INFO!! I took my ring off my finger and actually took some great shots, I surprised myself with how great it turned out. Check it out::

http://mydreamring.blogspot.com/2008/08/it-starts-with-my-dream-ring.html

How did I do?

 
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Anne

I wanted to add something for the people who may not have had creative ring shots from their wedding day…

Sometimes my clients are having too much fun for me to stop them and ask them if I can have their rings, and if I have to choose between shooting grandma getting jiggy on the dance floor or finding a way to be creative with the rings, I’ll always choose grandma, because how often is THAT going to happen? Luckily rings are just objects, and because they last after the wedding day, you can always take the time to create an awesome ring shot for yourself!!

 
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blablover5

That was a great tutorial for so many that just don’t know what to do are scared to try.

I took my crack at a ring shoot:

http://intbride.blogspot.com/2008/10/wedding-ring-photo-shoot.html

Again because I didn’t want to take time away from the wedding day I decided to do it long before.

 
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Anne @ Anne Ruthmann Photography (message)  44 posts, Newbee

Thanks for sharing your link!! I hope more girls will do the same!

 
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hlander04

THANK YOU ANNE! I tried it this morning and am super happy with the results: http://picasaweb.google.com/sunny0440/BlingBling#

(we got engaged at a baseball game).

Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU.

 
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Anne @ Anne Ruthmann Photography (message)  44 posts, Newbee

@hlander04: OMG - you ROCKED that ring OUT!! Definitely a home run ;)

 
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Lillindy

I finally got to play with my rings a little this weekend!

 
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Lillindy

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this tutorial rocks! thanks for the great ideas :)

 
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Thank you so much for sharing! I just recently got engaged and everybody wants a shot of the ring……of course. I feel the same way you do about green stones. I got a Peridot as my main stone and it is the most fabulous thing ever!

 
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Here are some of the ring shots that I took over time, since I got engaged.

http://picasaweb.google.com/janicedeguzman/RingShots?feat=directlink

 
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…… aaaaaand 185 photos later, I’m done!! :-) Thanks for the great tutorial, this helped me to get close-up photos of all of my wedding day jewelry that I don’t have otherwise. I spent two hours just playing and got some great shots! So much fun!

 
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Michelle@My wedding report

Okay I took a shot at it and did my own engagement ring photos. Thanks for all the wonderful tips! This is way better than the “hand” picture I took when we first got engaged.

Take a look…
http://www.myweddingreport.com/blog/?p=300

 
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Gingers (message)  55 posts, Worker bee

thank you sooo much…I just took some amazing pics of my ring…

 
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Reader Ring Shots 2010, Part 2 | Weddingbee

[...] a picture of your ring to this series (you don’t have to be newly engaged!), take a look at Anne Ruthmann’s tutorial on taking great ring shots, and submit your favorite pictures to this thread. We can’t wait to [...]

 
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JoJo Bananas (message)  3,414 posts, Sugar bee

Maybe you can help me out…Whenever I take a picture of my ring, the camera can’t focus on the diamonds. I’ve tried macro mode and regular, no flash, plenty of natural night and all I get is blah. I’m shooting with a Canon PowerShot SX10 IS, not exactly a cheap camera. What am I doing wrong?

 
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Reader Ring Shots 2010, Part 3 | Weddingbee

[...] a picture of your ring to this series (you don’t have to be newly engaged!), take a look at Anne Ruthmann’s tutorial on taking great ring shots, and submit your favorite pictures to this thread. We can’t wait to [...]

 
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Reader Ring Shots 2010, Part 4 | Weddingbee

[...] a picture of your ring to this series (you don’t have to be newly engaged!), take a look at Anne Ruthmann’s tutorial on taking great ring shots, and submit your favorite pictures to this thread. We can’t wait to [...]

 
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Reader Ring Shots 2010, Part 5 | Weddingbee

[...] a picture of your ring to this series (you don’t have to be newly engaged!), take a look at Anne Ruthmann’s tutorial on taking great ring shots, and submit your favorite pictures to this thread. We can’t wait to [...]

 
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Reader Ring Shots 2010, Part 6 | Weddingbee

[...] a picture of your ring to this series (you don’t have to be newly engaged!), take a look at Anne Ruthmann’s tutorial on taking great ring shots, and submit your favorite pictures to this thread. We can’t wait to [...]

 
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Reader Ring Shots 2010, Part 7 | Weddingbee

[...] a picture of your ring to this series (you don’t have to be newly engaged!), take a look at Anne Ruthmann’s tutorial on taking great ring shots, and submit your favorite pictures to this thread. We can’t wait to [...]

 
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Completely Gratuitous… | Weddingbee

[...] Miss Buttons’ photos of her e-ring with, what else, buttons, and finally following the advice of Anne Ruthmann, I managed to create some decent-ish shots. Aspiring photog I am; actually good, I am [...]

 
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Linda

I found your site through MMM Maven.
I have tried so many times to get a good shot of my ring and never had any success.
I have a Canon A75 and it has that flower thingy so now I know I can get the shot I am looking for. Thanks for the advice.
Linda

 
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Sunday Haute Choclit « zim chic

[...] heard about this tutorial on Weddingbee and decided to test my photographic prowess. Hopefully it will be an improvement on the excited [...]

 
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Ring Shots « Golden Photography

[...] followed the fabulous instruction provided by the amazing Anne Ruthmann to achieve these shots without a professional camera. Then I tweaked them to perfection by using [...]

 
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RecessionistaBride (message)  5,018 posts, Bee Keeper

No flash! Got it :) This tutorial is awesome! Thank you!!

 
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cup of *JO*y » STUDIOBLOOM ♥ PHOTOGRAPHY

[...] Photogs— this one is for you. You’re [...]

 
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Jessica

If you shoot somewhere with more lighting, you can lower your ISO and your pictures won’t be so noisy.

 
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Ring Shots » Elle Golden Photography

[...] followed the fabulous instructions provided by the amazing Anne Ruthmann to achieve these shots without a professional camera. Then I tweaked them to perfection by using [...]

 
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Engageology » Photographing Your E-Ring

[...] Check out the easy DIY steps here. [...]

 
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Miss Cheney

Thank you for this…..helped out a TON! I’ve seen so many people post photos of their engagement ring that look dull and fuzzy….these tips really helped me to capture the beauty of my ring :) Thanks so much!

 
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fanshion rings

“Yesterday, my birthday, a friend received a gift.
God, actually is a , which I have always wanted a gift, than I even received flowers from my boyfriend happy, I will be very useful collection ring, and take good care of this beautiful friendship.”

 
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Fotograf bryllup

Excellent pictures! WOW!

 
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Blueberries and Bling | Weddingbee

[...] FYI: I took my bling on a little blueberry photo shoot (for the dark blue to match our wedding colors, of course!) using tips from Anne Ruthmann’s tutorial. [...]

 
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Mr. Lion Gets Creative | Weddingbee

[...] further ado, RING PORN, a la Anne Ruthmann’s tutorial, recently described by Miss Elephant and Miss [...]

 
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World of Tech: Photographing Your Ring | Weddingbee

[...] read a post on Weddingbee Pro a long time ago about how to take good photos of your ring. While I learned a ton from that article there still seemed to be something missing in my photos. [...]

 
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titanium jewellery

hank you for this…..helped out a TON! I’ve seen so many people post photos of their engagement ring that look dull and fuzzy….these tips really helped me to capture the beauty of my ring :) Thanks so much!

 
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BaystateBride

Thank you for posting this Anne! I am recently engaged and I was looking for some tips on how to show off my ring. Funny, I am already on Weddingbee, but I found your WBPro post through a Google search instead.

 
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Katie Beyer Phototgraphy

Engagement rings that look simple and not so attractive will be more captivating if presented well with drama. These tips are a great help in presenting engagement rings. That would be a big help to all photographers.

 
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ButterflyVee (message)  1 posts, Wannabee

Great tips and advice! I actually took amazing pics of my engagement ring with my iPhone. I could not believe how beautiful they turned out. Most of them were outside with the amazing light and a few indoors.

 
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Engagement Ring Fun! | Sweetchic Events

[...] Anne Ruthmann! If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out her post about How to Take Amazing Engagement and Wedding Ring Photos. When previously attempting my own ring shots, I always made the mistake of keeping the ring on my [...]

 
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5 Cool Ring Shots for Every Season... | All Women Stalk

[...] to the photography and wedding blogs no one takes a photo of their wedding rings on their hand any more! Now with our [...]

 

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