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Experimenting with Flash

athenaworth

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I've never used flash on my stones before because I always felt like it washed them out, but tonight I was playing around and got some of the truest colors of my CS ever, and thought i'd share (because I'm generous like that)

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deorwine

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...You know, I think you've nailed that spinel color! :)

I loooove that amethyst ring! Have you posted that before?
 

athenaworth

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deorwine|1312260347|2982093 said:
...You know, I think you've nailed that spinel color! :)

I loooove that amethyst ring! Have you posted that before?
I finally did, didn't I? And here I was saying nit to use flash. Such a silly little rookie.

I haven't posted about the amy. It's just a little Costco number my DH bought to go with a necklace he'd gotten me before. I hadn't been able to capture it's color well before tonight, but thank you much!
 

Arkteia

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Well, makes total sense. Spinel fluoresces so a flash could bring out more color. Great pictures!
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Woo Hoo !!!!
Interesting, I see that it can work, I am going to experiment !!!

BTW, I love those RINGS !!!! :love: :love: :love:
 

athenaworth

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ooo~Shiney!|1312283280|2982194 said:
Woo Hoo !!!!
Interesting, I see that it can work, I am going to experiment !!!

BTW, I love those RINGS !!!! :love: :love: :love:
Thing is, I tried it again with my piont and shoot and it didn't work. I think it was the angle and because the flash wasn't directly on the stones (plus I used my DSLR). I'm going to keep experimenting. Taking pics of bling is probably one of my favorite things to do.

And thank you everyone else! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that you like my amethyst.
 

Lady_Disdain

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I recently started experimenting with flash for jewelry photos as well and I am getting quite pleased. For me, one thing that worked very well was to use a diffuser - fancy word for taping a piece of kleenex over the bulb.
 

athenaworth

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Lady_Disdain|1312326114|2982649 said:
I recently started experimenting with flash for jewelry photos as well and I am getting quite pleased. For me, one thing that worked very well was to use a diffuser - fancy word for taping a piece of kleenex over the bulb.
Yes! I had my hand on the flash for some of them.
 

pregcurious

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Lovely rings! I especially like your new spinel ring, and the bezel amethyst.
 

kt

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OMG, who did that bezel set amethyst???? it's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
 

athenaworth

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kt|1312336348|2982750 said:
OMG, who did that bezel set amethyst???? it's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
Thank you. I got it from Costco of all places.
 

kt

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^^^No way! i'll have to keep an eye out on the stuff they have there! :Up_to_something:
 
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