Photo Hacks: Adding Drama to Macro Ring Shots With Everyday Objects

Should you use silverware during your next macro shoot?

Full disclosure: The ring shot is one of my least favorite parts of shooting a wedding. The macro lens is finicky and the styling can be hard to get just right. But, this YouTube video from Magic Lens shares a few clever tips for making more dramatic macro ring shots using some unexpected items like spray bottles and even silverware.

Not all the shots are necessarily to my taste, but this is still a pretty great illustration of what’s possible when you’re willing to think creatively about the way you work. When you get close like this, things like color, texture, and reflectiveness become extremely important.

If you have any particularly clever ring shots, leave link in the comments. We’re always happy to see unique ideas.