How to photograph silver rings on a pure white background?

Photographing your jewellery on a pure white background gives a professional look to your visuals. Professional and also neutral, so that visitors on your website focus only on the subject, without gimmicks or parasite information. Obtaining a pure white background is equivalent to an RGB (red, green, blue) value of 255, 255, 255. How to get a quality photo of a silver ring on a pure white background in a studio? How to get it without going through the post-production stage? In this tutorial we will guide you step by step.



Silver ring


PackshotMacro DL photo studio
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
100mm Macro Lens
Black and white cardboard


2.30 minutes
  • 1. Set your camera
    Set your camera

    After positioning your ring in the studio using the tutorial we have provided on this subject, set your camera from the software interface. Adjust the ISO, aperture and shutter speed as well as white balance.

  • 2. Spotlight on your silver ring
    Spotlight on your silver ring

    It is the hermetic configuration of the studio used, the enveloping and multi-source lighting that plays a major role. A configuration that prevents, for example, the appearance of unwanted external reflections. Select the pre-configuration ”Daylight” on the software. Then adjust the different sources. Find the perfect balance corresponding to the metal and the shape of your ring. Use, if necessary, one or several black or white cardboards, to play with shadows and reflections, until you get the desired result.

  • 3. Activate (if necessary) the Highlight alert
    Highlight alerte de surbrillance

    The Highlight alert guides you visually: if the background flashes black, then your background is pure white, it corresponds to an RGB value of 255,255,255. To reach these values, play with the different light sources: top, bottom, right, back… Until you reach the desired value, indicated on your software interface and… you’re done!

  • 4. Memorize your settings and start shooting
    enregistrer le profil

    Once you have achieved the desired result on your silver ring, create a dedicated profile and save all your lighting settings. You will reuse them on similar silver jewellery. All you have to do is click on Snap to capture your ring.