There is a steep learning curve when it comes to photographing reflective subjects, especially modest ones like rings. We have been shooting this engagement ring in our latest video, watch it here >>> youtu.be/qCH2eIRJxt8
marriage photographers, collectors and product photographers all need to get detailed, creative and hassle-free shots of rings and jewellery, but lighting reflective subjects can be a pain. Controlling where the reflections fall is often very tricky with conventional lighting.
The answer is to scale your lighting down with the subject. Don’t try to eliminate reflections all together, but control them. The Adaptalux Studio makes this an absolute dream. With the flexible arms and adjustable brightness, precise adjustments are easy and fast.
The image you see here is a pretty stylistic one, but adding even the smallest amount of colour can create some amazing bokeh and highlights in a shot that would otherwise be plain!
We like to demo the studio with reflective subjects for this exact reason. We were showing off rings and pocket watches at The Photography Show this year (thanks again to everyone that came to see us at our stand!).
Showing off what the Studio can do got us thinking about rings in more detail, you can read our thoughts on our blog here >>> bit.ly/adaptaluxrings