Susan Stripling Photography
Eagle Oaks Golf Club Wedding PhotographerWhen photographing detail shots such as rings and jewelry I look for several things to make a compelling photograph. The first thing is the perfect light. My ideal lighting scenario is filtered natural light from a window. It provides the ideal soft, gentle lighting setup for a detail portrait. The second thing I need is an ideal compositional scenario including an interesting foreground and background. I found that at this Eagle Oaks Golf Club wedding by layering several decor elements together. There was a glass bowl on the table in the room and inside the glass bowl was five or six fake pears covered in glitter. I borrowed a silver and a gold one and stacked the silvers behind the gold so that they’d provide a dappled, shiny background. I positioned the ring so that it was facing the window with the light at my back. I love how the gold glitter on the foreground pear ties in with the silver glitter in the background and the brilliant light on the diamond engagement ring.
Location: 20 Shore Oaks Dr, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.Keywords: Eagle Oaks Golf Club (3), Farmingdale (3). 1/125; f/14.0; ISO 10000; 60.0 mm.