Just an idea, but perhaps we could start a wee thread within this forum for hints and tips on a staple shot that has to be taken at every wedding: the dreaded ring. Let's admit it, every bride secretly hopes that their ring is going to be the look a like comparison to the rock(s) on Victoria Beckham's fingers with a slightly less steep price tag. So, as individuals who are given that one chance before they are marred by washing dishes (aka. overly zealous nintendo wii playing) how can we take those images to make them feel like they have the hope diamond in their collection? I for one have a lack of creativity with this (I admit, I despise jewellery, so my appreciation of it is.. minimal), so additional input and ideas would be wonderful! Here is my go at it: One thought (commonly done) is using a wine or champange glass upside down (or the rings inside), however, my little twist was manipulating the background. What is even more wonderful about this is you can incorporate their colour scheme. How? Use your computer screen as the background. Yup, one small file and the paintbucket tool. Easy! I used a flash to light the rings and one hint I have picked up about post processing is to sharpen just the diamond - brings out the highlights and the contrast. Also, use the sponge tool on desaturate (I used 100% on these) to rid of the chromatic abberation which pops its ugly head up with the light bouncing throughout the rock giving it a bit of a purple/blue tinge) I didn't do this on the third (though the toning is different... hmm... I don't think that is it) and it looks 'cheaper' Here are some quick examples. Different colour blue, different effect Just a note: I am thinking perhaps we make this just for off the hand ring shots Mods, please feel free to move this if you find it is in the wrong section.