How To Take The Perfect Engagement Ring Selfie
Not just any ordinary selfie, the engagement ring selfie is now on everyone’s to-do list after they’ve got engaged. It’s the ideal way to show off your engagement ring, to announce the exciting news and to get ALL of the Instagram likes.
Did you know? 42% of people now take an engagement selfie to share on social media, with 87% admitting that it was important for them to look good in the picture.
So, we asked our diamond ring and jewellery buyer, Lorna Haddon for her tips on how to get that perfect Instagram post of your engagement ring.
1. Play Around With Filters
“Taking your photo in natural light always works best when capturing diamonds but filters and editing tools can help to enhance your engagement ring’s true beauty.
“The best filter to capture the sparkle of your diamond is ‘Clarendon’. This popular filter will focus light at the centre of the photo to make your engagement ring stand out of the frame.
“You can also play around the warmth and exposure to help define the detail of your ring. Adjusting the sharpness will also help to ensure your diamond is looking its brilliant best.”
2. Consider Lighting
“Diamonds are always best captured in natural day light but if you’re taking the photo inside, use non-directional, soft lighting to capture the shot and avoid using the flash as it will result in a flat, dull image and could create a shadow.”
3. Capture A Flattering Angle
“Some engagement rings, such as emerald cut diamonds, are best captured from above to showcase their ‘hall of mirrors’ effect but if your diamond has an intricate setting, point your fingers towards the camera slightly to show off the details.
“If you have a halo engagement ring, or one with diamonds adorning the shoulders, it’s best to tilt your whole hand away from the camera slightly to show off the sides.
“Engagement rings with embellishment in the shank of the ring are also best captured by pointing fingers away from the camera to reveal the hidden details.”
4. Choose A Brilliant Background
“Choose a backdrop that will remind you of exactly where and when the proposal took place. Try and capture the shot with the light in front of you for the best effect as this will make it easier to see the ring in the foreground and the landscape behind it.”
5. Let Your Ring Stand Out
“To ensure your engagement ring is looking its best for the photo use a cleaning tool such as the Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik to maximise the sparkle."
6. Manicure Your Hands
“Chipped nail varnish or dry hands are a no-go and can detract from your photo, so a simple manicure, clean nails and a light moisturiser will help keep your hands looking beautiful for the shot.”
7. Get Creative
“Get creative with your snap and try fun shots that tell a personal story. It’s a nice touch to get your partner involved in the shot too, so you can create a special memory for you both to remember forever.”