- Jan 31, 2013
What's the best way to photograph fire/sparkle on a diamond?
There's a few different ways and you just have to work at it til one works for you. One thing I do is focus the camera and then tilt the ring until I can hold a little fire in the shot then photograph it. Late afternoon sun is good when it's coming in at an angle, though I can do full sun too if I face away from the sun. Sunlight filtering through curtains or leaves can also work. The earring pic was done with sun filtering through leaves and the ring one was done in full noon sun with me facing away from the sun.Riesz|1371197016|3465646 said:What's the best way to photograph fire/sparkle on a diamond?
Thanks! I had fun taking the photos. Photography is actually just a hobby for myself. The majority of my photos are wildlife which is tough to make a living with.artdecolover71|1390915723|3602615 said:oh wow paxonator! those are some of the most amazing diamond ring photos I have seen! it shows how good you are at your job!
Your pictures are absolutely beautiful.Paxonator|1389589347|3591769 said:You would extend it to 250mm then hold the 50mm lens backwards in front of the other lens (so the front elements are facing each other).
KGKen|1437593258|3906185 said:Your pictures are absolutely beautiful.Paxonator|1389589347|3591769 said:You would extend it to 250mm then hold the 50mm lens backwards in front of the other lens (so the front elements are facing each other).
I just have one question about it if you have time to answer for me.
I currently have 35mm and 50mm (Have to find this one..) and tried it like you said.
I hope this is what you meant, if not I feel very foolish to be even posting this up.
I could get something with the 35mm but very dark and the picture is concentrated in the middle of the finder like a ball.
Am I doing something wrong or there is some other way of doing this?
Hope to hear from you.
Nice! I have a canon powershot somethingsomething, takes 100x magnification and stuff, a professional horse show / wedding photographer friend recommended it, I've got to try the loupe trick though too!lillinh|1241578369|1958562 said:I tried Setp 7: Using Magnification
I didn''t have a microscope or a magnifying glass, but I had my loupe so I used it. Here''s how the picture of my diamond came out.