guys, thanks for the replies. i didn't get a chance to say thanks for the further replies
@infilm: great advice. thanks
not trying to get white. just want bling - but not make look artificial. the problem is that what i see with the eye is a beautifully lit ring - that when photographed looks darker than it is actually
Photography:Light, Science & Magic - ok... i think i've heard this several times now. the only thing is... i don't fancy putting my head into a book and reading. but if i have to... then i have to!
@victorwol: why have u got a black card on top of the bottle picture setup
@LewisShermer: flash... erm yes... there was no flash.
i'm posting a question on this in the next few min
all other replies: thanks a million. all replies were read and got great advice