This wedding ring photo was taken with a phone and a sponge

Apr 30, 2018

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Apr 30, 2018

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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I saw this photo in one of the wedding photography forums I visit and got curious. I contacted Dor Sasson of Happy Days, the photographer and asked him how the shot was taken. It could not have bees simpler. The photo was taken with a “Real Camera”, but the scene and lighting were provide with everyday objects.

Dor shared that he saw the sponge glittering in the sun and it sparked an idea for a shoot (pun intended).

The phone was mounted on a found object pointing down at a kitchen sponge. (Similar to this one, but with red glitter). This provided some easy light and made the bokeh “glitter”.

 

The actual photo was taken with a Nikon D750  and a 105mm macro lens, but that is the boring part.

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Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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7 responses to “This wedding ring photo was taken with a phone and a sponge”

  1. Dunja0712 Avatar
    Dunja0712

    This is pretty clever. I love random glittery, but I’ve never used a sponge (although I have, like, a full drawer of these). :D

  2. Matthew Nehrling Avatar
    Matthew Nehrling

    The ring is lost in the sponge. Interesting effect but the subject is competing with the setup and it actually makes the ring look cheap.

  3. Terry Fleming McMullen Avatar
    Terry Fleming McMullen

    Looks like a “delete” shot to me.

  4. Alecio P Avatar
    Alecio P

    That is just a bad photo, if I haven’t seem the headline of the article it would had taken 2 seconds to realize it was a ring, but I think the idea of the sponge is great, poor executed though

  5. pincherio Avatar
    pincherio

    Title makes one think a phone was used to take the photo. Got me wondering how the depth of field got so shallow.

  6. Walter White Avatar
    Walter White

    Yeah not sure why this even got mentioned. Because the photographer was trying to execute an excellent shot? That’s what photographers always do. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. So why call attention to it?

  7. timothyf7 Avatar
    timothyf7

    Looks like it!