As a photographer practice is the best thing you can do with your down time. I have been learning everyday new techniques and new things about my career. I did some test shots recently with my own engagement ring to show different styles, backgrounds etc. Here are a few of the images from my test shots. They turned out really neat. I had some great outdoors area (my own childhood home) to roam around and find the perfect little settings.
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