If you've ever tried to photograph rings, you know how difficult it can be to get good results.
Simply finding the right way to position a ring can be challenging enough, never mind figuring out how to control the light, shadows and reflections.
It is also important to note that in order to achieve the look they want, most professional jewelry photographers will use special macro lenses and a lot of lighting gear to be able to control the light and perspective very precisely.
While there are many different ways to photograph a given ring, this lesson illustrates some very simple, yet effective, methods that do not require a lot of lighting equipment or additional lenses.
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