Santa Brought A Ringflash…


Santa brought me a ringflash this past Christmas! I’ve wanted one of these babies for several years now and Mr. C finally came through. The ringflash surrounds the lens and is said to produce “shadowless” lighting but the effect I like is actually the soft shadow that surrounds the subject. Think of the guest host stills before and after “Saturday Night Live” commercials.  I look forward to posting some examples of my experiments with this amazing tool. Thank you, Santa!

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  1. Matto
    Posted January 14, 2008 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Whoa — looks intense! Does this picture use it?

  2. Posted January 14, 2008 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    No, good question though! Another strobe creates the “illusion” of the ringflash firing. If I did activate the ringflash, the glow would be off center from the flash at this angle.

  3. Posted January 16, 2008 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Sweet gear! You must have been a good boy last year.

  4. Posted January 21, 2008 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    your going to love this. I do! I like it as so many things, ringlight, sure, but it is also a sweet fill light and used off camera as a main light creates real night catch light in the eyes.

  5. Posted February 13, 2008 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see some of the work you shoot with this.

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