Here’s another in a series of posts I do about how I work as a photographer.
Some of my favorite things to shoot at weddings are the rings. I try to take time out to make really special ring shots. If you’re not careful they can become pretty run-of-the-mill. I know the rings look pretty on the flowers. I do it a lot too. I’m just saying try something different. I always try to contrast the beautiful metal rings with wood if I can. It makes for a nice comparison.
The shots below are the same rings on the same post, all shot at different angles and with different settings. The settings are listed below each picture.
55mm :: 1/500 :: f/2.8 :: ISO100
I wanted the ring to be the focus here with the light still playing a big role. I zoomed in a lot so the sun wasn’t hitting the lens directly. I had to change the exposure to 1/500 to let a little more light in.
30mm :: 1/80 :: f/13 :: ISO100
I wanted the light coming through the ring here. I just lowered my angle and also cranked down the aperture to f/13 so the sun wouldn’t completely blow the sky out. Because of that I had to change the exposure to 1/80.
55mm :: 1/100 :: f/2.8 :: ISO100
Here I really wanted to contrast the beautiful rings with the weathered wood. I just changed the angle to the top side and moved around to the other side so my shadow covered it completely. I set it back to f/2.8 so it would have nice, shallow depth-of-field.