A few months ago I photographed two of my friends’ engagement rings. I gotta say, I do love a good sparkle (as seen on my Kanzashi post). Here is Sabrina’s ring, a classic ideal-cut diamond in a Tiffany setting. It catches the light like no other.
And here is Elizabeth’s ring, a vintage style, cushion-cut diamond, with milgrain detailed engravings and additional diamonds encrusted in the band. So dreamy.
I love that there are rings for every personality.
Bokeh Filter Fun
One of my favorite little photography magic tricks is using a bokeh filter, which turns all of the blurred circles of lights into little shapes. I’ve made my own with black construction paper, but this time I created one using a blank disc that came with the Photojojo bokeh kit. I used a ume (plum) blossom hole punch that I bought in Japan to create this 5-petal shape. You have to set your camera on manual focus for this effect to make it blurry and out of focus. I used my Tamron 90mm macro lens on this cocktail ring. Fun stuff!
And here’s what the ring looks like with out the filter:
And here’s a little video seeing the “magic” at work:
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