Saturday, February 20, 2010

(Day 51) All that sparkles is not ...

I thought I would work on a macro shot today. So I picked a piece of my wife's jewelry, and figured I could get some shots in a short period of time (I'm a bit rushed today since I'm refereeing in a hockey tournament). It turned out to be more difficult than I thought - finding a background, setting up some light that wouldn't cause too much reflection and wash-out, positioning the tripod/camera close to the subject, experimenting with different apertures, getting focus at a close distance from the subject ... I finally decided on a fairly large aperture which left the stone in focus vs trying to get the whole piece. (Oh - in this case, the jewelry is gold, with an amethyst stone).

(60mm f5.6 4sec ISO200)

5 comments:

Photog Ave said...

I love the necklace! You captured it beautifully!
It is hard to set up for macro shots like this, I know.

I will post some jewelry photos for you. Be looking for them ; )

['รด ] Avery

Rick de Zoete said...

Thanks Avery - I'll look forward to seeing yours!

Krista said...

I find that setup takes me for*ever* and as a result I rarely take photos that I have engineered. I'm more of a nature girl that way - I might even admit to being lazy. LOL!

Rick de Zoete said...

I hear ya, Kristy. Every once in a while I try something like this for a different challenge - not sure my wife would sit still long enough for me to get a shot like this :)

Rick de Zoete said...

Oops - too late at night - that shoulda been Krista!