My most favorite detail shot of a wedding day is getting photos of the rings. I love thinking of new and creative ways to photograph wedding rings, and not only that, I get to dabble a bit into macro photography which I don’t get to do much as a wedding and portrait photographer.
I’ve seen some incredible and very creative ring shots, but none quite as intense and extreme as the following video from a wedding videography company based in the Philippines. Archie and Sansan, a husband and wife team who together are the videographers behind Alt X Videos made a compilation of the best wedding ring shots they’ve done. Using fire and water and movement, the pair have given life to these inanimate objects. Given the fact that wedding rings are some of the most expensive pieces of the wedding and they are not indestructible, this video is not for the faint of heart. At times, I felt myself both in awe and cringing at things they did to and around the rings. But the end result is undeniable. The video is stunning.
I’m a bit inspired to try using fire for the rings shots at my next wedding…and also scared.
Watch ‘Best Wedding Ring Shots’
Looking to Step Up Your Wedding Ring Shots?
If you are looking for ways to step up your wedding ring photography game, you don’t have to jump right into the fire (see what I did there?). We’ve written a few tutorials on wedding ring photography. If you want 10 general tips on WEDDING RING MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY, click here.
For tips on HOW TO USE INEXPENSIVE LIGHTS TO CREATE AMAZING RING SHOTS AND MACRO IMAGES check out the article and the video below.
[Alt X video video via Petapixel]