Let me first explain that while the fiancé has a fancy-pants camera.... seen below.... I have no such fancy camera. So whilst I should have let him take a shot at this, I was going to figure out how to take photos of our rings that didn't come out blurry darn-it!
For those of us with point and shoot cameras, the art of the ring photo takes a little bit more time and patience, but it can be achieved. First set your camera to Macro (I know- what the heck does that mean! The little flower button, I found out). Then place the rings in a simple background- white paper worked best for me.
Photo #1: Simple White Background. But you'll notice you can see the detail on the rings! Success! This photo was achieved after a good 5 minutes of "playing" with the camera. So if at first you don't succeed, try try again!
Photo #2 In this shot I really tried to capture the "architecture" of my e-ring. I think it Kinda worked.
Photo #3 My first attempt at staging.... not so good.
#4 Pine cone shot- I LOVE this one, it ended up sparkly and pretty on the first try!
Photos #5+6 Look what we got in our [homemade] stockings!!
Photo #6 and finally the rings rest gently on the mantle!
So have you tried out your point-and-shoot camera or do you have a fancy pants camera? How long did it take you to master the art?