Nothing makes a bride feel more spoiled than a gorgeous shot of her ring. And nothing makes a groom puff out his chest and feel more like a man than a macro shot of one of his most expensive purchases.
But what if there is no light for photos?
During last Saturday’s reception I borrowed the rings from my bride and groom just like I always do. I went to find an uninterrupted space to take gorgeous photos when I realized that there was NO good lighting. Like, none. I knew I was going to use my macro lenses, so the background didn’t matter too much, but I wanted to find an indoor space that had nice, yummy, glowy light.
(Instead of having a traditional sign-in book, this couple had their guests sign vinyl records! This was important to them, so you will see the bouquet and the vinyl as part of the ring set up here.)
Without the “reflector” With the “reflector”
Here is the final edited shot, after a magic makeover in Adobe Lightroom.
Here is another example straight out of camera.
… and after!