How to Take the Perfect Ring Selfie

You just got engaged and want to show off your sparkly new accessory. But how do you capture the true essence of your engagement ring in one lovely photo? Here are seven helpful tips on how to snap the perfect ring selfie!

Tip #1: Get your nails done

An essential for the perfect ring selfie is having pretty, polished nails. If you don’t have time to get a professional manicure, do them yourself — just don’t forget to show your cuticles some TLC, too!

Tip #2: Choose a scenic background

A gorgeous backdrop makes for a stunning and memorable ring selfie. Next time you’re headed somewhere with a view, make sure your nails are on point to snap a photo.

Tip #3: Head outside

Natural lighting does wonders for capturing the ultimate ring selfie. Just be wary of any tricky shadows. If you can’t head outdoors, try snapping your photo near a window. Always avoid using flash or shooting your engagement ring in dim light.

Tip #4: Find the perfect angle

Does your ring have intricate side detailing? Consider taking a side shot. Do you want to show off your sparkling center stone? A head-on shot from the top may be best. Experiment with different angles to capture your ring’s most beautiful and unique details. 

Tip #5: Strike a pose

Once you decide on the perfect ring angle, relax your fingers for a flattering and natural pose. Consider using a prop or pull your sleeve up to your knuckles to achieve a polished and professional-looking shot.

Tip #6: Focus the camera

No one likes a blurry ring shot. If you’re using an iPhone, tap the square on the screen around your ring to focus the camera. This will help you get a clear shot of the most important part of the photo — your gorgeous ring! Avoid using the zoom function, and don’t forget to take multiple shots so you can pick out the best option later.

Tip #7: Add finishing touches

Now, complete your gorgeous ring selfie with some essential finishing touches. There are plenty of free editing tools that can be used to perfect your photo. Play around with the sharpness or contrast tools to make your photo pop, or try adding a pretty filter.

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