We get asked all the time how we select rings for our uber popular feature Ring Of The Day. Follow these simple 8 steps as a checklist when taking your captures to increase your chances of getting selected!!
1. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR IMAGE IS CLEAR:
Blurry pictures will not show off your gorgeous ring in its best light. Be sure to take your picture with a steady hand and clean camera lens. Ensure that your camera is in focus so that your ring details are crystal clear.
2. GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL:
Make sure that your ring is front and center. Avoid taking a capture where your hand is so far off in the distance that the actual ring details are difficult to see.
3. SHOW OFF YOUR MANI:
Manicured nails, whether polished or unpolished, always add a special touch to your ring selfie. Be sure that polish is fresh and unpolished nails are neat.
4. GRAB A PROP OR FIND AN EYE CATCHING BACKDROP:
Fun props, such as mugs, signs or even your wedding invitation, are great ways to add a simple backdrop to your ring capture. Step outside and find colorful backdrops such as gardens or even local landmarks. Be sure that any props are either in focus equal to your ring or a blurred backdrop to your in focus ring. The backdrop should support your ring selfie, not replace it.
5. NATURAL LIGHTING IS YOUR FRIEND:
Natural lighting is the best tool to capture perfectly clear ring captures. Attempt to take your capture outdoors where the natural light will give amazing results. If taking your capture indoors, step close to a window during daylight opposed to relying on indoor lighting.
6. TURN OFF THE FLASH:
Flash unfortunately can actually take from the details of your ring, hand and overall image. If you have to rely on flash, be sure that the details of your ring are still visible.
7. MAKE A FIST IF NEEDED:
We’ve had lots of brides share they would love to share their ring but are not comfortable sharing their hand. Try subtly hiding your hand by making a fist so that fingers are not extended.
8. KEEP RING ON YOUR HAND:
While we love creative images of just the ring, we only feature rings that are either on your ring finger or held by the hand. Our readers love to see how rings look on the ring finger for future inspiration. Sharing a variety of hand shapes and sizes is the best way to do so.
To submit your ring, you can either tag us under #ettdringoftheday on Instagram or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!