5. Play With Your Angles
Don't love the way your hands look in pictures? Instead of a head-on shot, angle your hand to the side, which puts more focus on your ring, suggests photographer Kristin Griffin. And make sure you're showing your ring at its best. "What makes your ring unique? Maybe the center stone is captivating; maybe the setting has a special detail that must be shared. Experiment with different angles to show off your ring's personality," recommends LaFonn Jewelry.
6. Steady Your Hands
It's especially hard with a cell phone to keep the camera perfectly still while taking a picture. Eliminate the blur by supporting both of your elbows on something strong and taking advantage of your camera's burst mode, which snaps up to 10 frames per second so that you can then choose which one came out best, says photographer Melissa McClure.
Don't rely on auto-focus; on an iPhone, focusing is as simple as tapping the screen right over your ring. Correcting the focus instantly makes your photos look more professional.