First Jewelry Photo Attempt - Mom's Engagement Ring - C&C Please!

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  1. astrostu

    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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    My parents were visiting for 2 days and I finally remembered to ask my mom for a piece of jewelry in order to attempt to photograph it. I used my light box to do so. I had a heck of a time trying to figure out how to "mount" the ring on something because it just lying flat on the cloth was just way too "blah." I ended up using a binder clip under the cloth and a twist-tie to keep the shape of one of the handles of the clip, then slipping the ring over it. Here's the best of the bunch.

    I'll be the first to say that I'm not too happy with it. I blame limited time and materials (and a dirty ring) to a certain extent, but I would like to get advice on how to do a better job in the future.

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  2. ocular

    ocular TPF Noob!

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    Excuses excuses :p I like how you have the ring wrapped in the table cloth fold but it ends there.
     
  3. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Why don't you use a roll of black paper to "mount" the ring and instead of the light box shoot it on a black paper backdrop and use black paper reflectors on each side.

    Bounce the lights off the reflectors. Another option would be to mount the ring standing up with some hot glue and clone it out later... basically find an angle where the stone glows :)

    Cheers, Don
     
  4. Moonb007

    Moonb007 TPF Noob!

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    I agree with Don, plus if you have a micro lens then use it and get closer to the ring.
     

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