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Ring Shots

Okay, so I teased you about “ring shots” last week. Curious to know what was special about this shot?

ring champagne halo diamond engagement round cut

Time to Celebrate!

It was shot with my (now dead) Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera!

cybershot point and shoot 7.2 megapixel sony

Sony Cybershot 7.2 Megapixel Point & Shoot


I got bored one day and decided to do a “ring shoot”. My engagement ring loved being a model for a day!

I followed the fabulous instructions provided by the amazing Anne Ruthmann to achieve these shots without a professional camera. Then I tweaked them to perfection by using several iPhoto and Picnik edits. (more detail on what I did here)

1st corinthians ring love

Love is...

mac ring makeup eyelashes brushes


luxury monopoly ring tax

If only the tax on my ring cost that little!

marriage book ring heart

What the ring is really about.

Georgia Bulldogs ring G

The Finest in the Land.

Georgia UGA Bulldogs ring

Go Dawgs!

heart ring vintage flower petal red

Forever and Ever and Always.

ring question yes wil you marry me

The Million Dollar Question.

UGA tassle graduation ring

The Graduate.

movie scope ring kiss me at midnight new years

The plot thickens...

rose ring red

Roses are red...

pink shoe J. Crew ring suede

OMG. Shoes.

The point of this post is that a camera alone does not make a photographer.

If you have the creativity and patience, you can create really special images with just about any camera out on the market. So if you’re like me and often find yourself discouraged because you’re not working with the fanciest equipment available to world-renowned photographers, just remember this post. Break out your point and shoot (and its manual so you know your camera settings inside and out), and spend a day with your imagination!

Btw, if you have an interest in having cool shots of your engagement ring (or any jewelry or knick-knack that holds a special place in your heart) but have no interest in taking them yourself, I’ll do them for you! I just purchased a macro-like “close-up” lens and can’t wait to try it out! :)

Do you have any special shots of your engagement ring?

  • Nicole - Found your website through The Photography Parlour. I followed you along on weddingbee since we both had similar themes and colors and were getting married around the same time.

    Congratulations on your new venture!!!!!!

    I like you am hanging out my sign and starting my own photography business as well. I got inspired through my husband and the photographer (who I have become good friends with) that took my engagement shots.

    The point of my comment is that I totally agree with your point of being able to get good shots with a point and shoot. You don’t always need a fancy camera just eye and a little knowledge of your camera functions.ReplyCancel

    • ellegoldenphotography - Nicole, believe it or not, but I found your photography blog before you ever posted here! I can’t remember how I found it, but I love your work! The interwebs is a small world! LOL

      Do you have a WB screenname?ReplyCancel

      • Nicole - HAHA that is too funny. The www is really small. My handle on WB was msgirard.ReplyCancel

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