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    Default How to shoot "sparkle"

    Hi all,

    Anyone here can share how to shoot pictures of rings, necklaces, other accessories(diamond, crystals, etc.) that shows the "sparkle"/ glittering effect? Those that has the 'rainbow of colors'? Cos when i tried to shoot, the pic turns the crystal quite flat juz like a piece of see thru glass without the glittering.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: How to shoot "sparkle"

    you need the right light at the right position

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    I can't help you with how to shoot it, but I know that in the industry, its often added in photoshop..
    But of course, I'll like to learn as well.
    Last edited by redmonsoon; 5th October 2009 at 11:52 AM.

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    Default Re: How to shoot "sparkle"

    Adding a star-6 filter may help too.
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    Default Re: How to shoot "sparkle"

    Hoya cross filter or Photoshop filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Hoya cross filter or Photoshop filter.
    Ah thks Rashkae & catchlight, learnt smthing new there.
    But I do think PS can offer much better control and result? lol

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    Agree with 'The Law' on this.
    It's not about PS all the time...
    less photoshop | get it right in camera.
    read blog see website

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    For a "cheapo" setup, you can try rigging the camera to manual shutter control, keep it open on a tripod while using a torchlight to flash across the crystal. It'll take many tries to get it right, but if you want to "catch" a sparkle this is worth a shot.

    Of course, it looks best with a macro lens and a solid-colored background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keenblade View Post
    For a "cheapo" setup, you can try rigging the camera to manual shutter control, keep it open on a tripod while using a torchlight to flash across the crystal. It'll take many tries to get it right, but if you want to "catch" a sparkle this is worth a shot.

    Of course, it looks best with a macro lens and a solid-colored background.
    Do u need to snoot the torchlight or something like that?

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