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How to take good photos of your diamonds.

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  1. Maria Lee
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    by Maria Lee » Aug 27, 2017
    I never tried to make nice diamond photos but I regularly make photos from my thimble collection. What I found out is that light is the most important factor and if you are not familiar with photography, I would rather use an iphone instead of a professional camera. It's easier and photos are great.
     
  2. KKJohnson
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    by KKJohnson » Sep 23, 2017
    Just upgraded my iPhone 6 to an 8 plus using the 2x zoom and I love the dual camera! This is one of the diamonds we inherited that I just had reset into a white gold solitaire band

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  3. SMAndrii
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    by SMAndrii » Mar 1, 2018
    Grate! Thank you for advice.;)2
     
    


    


  4. dcnl06
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    by dcnl06 » Mar 2, 2018
    How can I capture the sparkle and fire of my diamond in a photo with an iPhone?
    It sparkles like mad IRL, but I can't capture that with my phone :cry2:
     
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  5. Jimmianne
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    by Jimmianne » Apr 14, 2018
    Part of the problem is that you see with two eyes and the camera only has one.
    Have you tried taking photos outside on a sunny day in the shade of a tree and keeping the button down for rapid multiple shots?
     
  6. 949r6
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    by 949r6 » Jun 1, 2018
    A tripod will most definitely help. I was able to take the shot below but unable to recreate it :doh:

    Camera setup: Canon 5D MK III w a 24-70MM MK II F2.8

    Had the dslr propped on a tripod in AF mode. Anchored my elbow to the table and held out my arm as steady as possible. For the camera focus, I used the live view finder. Frame up the shot then in the live view finder, zoomed in (not the lens, but the live view finder which will digitally zoom in to help you pick your subject) as much as your camera allows and then manually adjusted the focus on the lens. This will be trial and error...don't forget to hold your hand still! For the shot, I used a 2 second timer delay to reduce any vibrations from my other hand.

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  7. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Jul 29, 2018
     
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    by Mamabean » Jul 29, 2018
    I can’t either! I tried with my iPhone 7 and my rings look like they are brown! They’re very sparkly and I would like to share my stacking bands but can’t take a good photo!
     
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  10. Sparkles88
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    by Sparkles88 » Aug 6, 2018
    IMG_2392.JPG I've got a really old iPhone and was playing around today and managed to get a partial arrow shot.
     
  11. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Aug 6, 2018
    [QUOTE="Sparkles88, post: 4388146, member: 93459" I've got a really old iPhone and was playing around today and managed to get a partial arrow shot.[/QUOTE]

    Great job! Looks lovely. :))
     
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  12. JPie
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    by JPie » Aug 8, 2018
    I was having trouble as well and tried a variety of different lighting conditions. So far, what works best for my iPhone 7 Plus is outdoors on a sunny day. Shaded spots under plants are great.
     
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  13. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Aug 8, 2018
    Thanks JPie...I’ll try that!
     
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  14. paramexports
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    by paramexports » Aug 23, 2018
    It's looks very clear when it is captured with the help of loope
     
    


    


  15. paramexports
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    by paramexports » Aug 23, 2018
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    It was captured with my iphone with the help of loope, doesn't it look pretty?
     
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    by paramexports » Aug 23, 2018
    Looks Very eyeclean when a colorful background is used

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  17. Falanin
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    by Falanin » Nov 30, 2018
    oh yeah, thanks a lot for this thread! I've tried so long to capture my diamond ring. So I'm going to practice these lifehacks :)
     
  18. nyctechchick
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    by nyctechchick » Mar 16, 2019
    makirah, gorgeously shot! love your ring performance! my profile pick shows what happens when I catch a beam of natural light under the basket; so unreal how stones catch and reflect out light!:kiss2:
     
  19. CravingDiamonds
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    by CravingDiamonds » Mar 20, 2019
    This looks beautiful on your finger :D
     
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    by caolsen » Mar 28, 2019
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    Cute models help a great deal :)
     
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