So this is one of the reasons why I need my assistant Laura with me, lol. I have tried taking shots like this by myself, but when taking a single breath can actually throw off your focus on a macro, without her, it can take a lot longer. It’s very hard to hold a super heavy camera with one hand, the light with the other and try to manually focus at the same time (where’s my third hand, lol)?
I love finding something sparkly for a backdrop, some candle light and a reflective surface. Well… I couldn’t find a reflective surface anywhere (not even a present wrapping. Yep, I have borrowed one from a gift table before), so my phone came to the rescue. I simply removed its case and voila! Perfect. Below are the shots for the final image, Laura assisting with the light and the setup (sorry the rings are not in focus in this one).
Below shot: Nikon D750 – 105mm – ISO 2500 – f/9 – 1/80sec with a video light.