How I got the shot | Rose Ring

Name: Monika de Myer

Business Name: Monika de Myer Photography 

Why did you take this photo?: This images was taken during of the engagement sessions I did this fall. It started to pour outside and we needed to find a place to take at least a few shots inside. We ended up going to Morristown Hyatt where I was able to take this detail shot of the ring.

Camera: Nikon D4

Lens: Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 GED

All exif data: f/4.0, 1/60 sec, ISO 1000, available light

Why did you use these settings?: My focus was on the detail of the stone and to blur out the background as much as possible.

Thought process behind the photo: I love the way the red flower filled the rest of the image and your eye is drawn to the stone.

Editing of the photo:  White balance adjustment + cleaning some of the dust that rested on the flower. I also sharpened the stone just a bit.

Diamond solitaire ring on a red rose

3 sentence bio about you/your business: My name is Monika and I am a photographer who specializes in weddings and lifestyle photography, as well as fashion and beauty.