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RING FLASH
Old 01-19-2006, 06:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone use a ring flash? ive seen homemade ring lights and such but im curious about a hotshoe or pc-cord flash that mounts on camera...

i remember seeing one on Americas Next Top Model season 1 when they are in bikinis on the roof and it looks good.

Just curious what people ave to say, all i can seem to find are macro ring lights.

p.s. I have a Canon 20D and unlimited budget (all the time in the world to save and get one)
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Re: RING FLASH
Old 01-19-2006, 06:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know this isn't what you are after, but it may give you some ideas

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic2/237582

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Re: RING FLASH
Old 01-19-2006, 06:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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even better! I'm going to try this one!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/332019/0

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heres a recent one
Old 01-19-2006, 08:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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GG's own special model, Hillary shot 2 weeks ago with a Broncolor Ringflash on camera with 1/4 CTO gel over the ring area. The ringflash works well to make the trademark soft shadow all around the subject, and works very well when there is a close-in background (like this wall) and even better if there is something saturated behind it. I like to expose about 1/3 stop too high to bring out the light.

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Old 01-19-2006, 09:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you can go to bhphotoandvideo.com. they run about 900.00 then you need to purchase power pack. or you can just rent it to try out.
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Re: RING FLASH
Old 01-19-2006, 09:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Awe geez, I thought I had an original idea. I spend too much time asit is at Home Depot, I'm using a double ring flourescent, to up the wattage. I also am putting it inside a large shop light reflector. I like the use of the flange ring adapter. Helped me figure out the last step. Picture when available.
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A few tips..
Old 01-19-2006, 10:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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does anyone use a ring flash? ive seen homemade ring lights and such but im curious about a hotshoe or pc-cord flash that mounts on camera...

i remember seeing one on Americas Next Top Model season 1 when they are in bikinis on the roof and it looks good.

Just curious what people ave to say, all i can seem to find are macro ring lights.

p.s. I have a Canon 20D and unlimited budget (all the time in the world to save and get one)

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Hmmm..... lots to suggest like the "budget" ringflash made by Calumet, which is used with the 400b, or 200c Norman power backs..(one or the other, not both)..(I'd suggest the 400b, twice as much power, and that comes in handy with the ringflash)...a setup like that may cost you a little more than what you paid for your 20D w/grip..

Or, the bigger ones..that are probably a little bit outside your budget.. that have smoother graduations.. like this one that my friend Jon is shooting with, made by Broncolor:



Because of the closeness of the light direction to the axis of the lens, with ringflash, you'll likely get "redeye" unless you have a bright ambient light shineing on the subject so that their pupils "stop down"..which lessens the effect of red-eye....or eliminates the effect all together.. & helps to see the subject better,..but be sure you're shooting at a high shutter sync speed like 180ths or faster, and at least f5.6 at iso 100 or lower..otherwise, you'll get some colour shift from the lamp.. Here is a good shot of our set, showing the hotlight illuminating the model:



Here is a full crop of Natalie when I shot her with the RF.. It's a good idea to use a hand held meter, and to take a reading at three different places from the center of your frame to the edge, to insure you won't get a wrong exposure because of the graduations of the light.. If you just meter by the face, like in this photo, you'll blast away the midsection of the model,..especially if she is wearing a light garment like she is....or of you measure at her mid section only, you'll underexpose the rest of her.. so,...you'll have to play with it a little..and check your histogram for nuked areas.. The closer you are to the subject, the wider range you'll have with the exposure.. I took this at f8, with 85mm f1.8 a good 10 ft away from her, and even with the budget breaker RF, you can still see a hotspot in the middle, and her face is darker,...but that's the "look"....that's the appeal..



Another thing,...shooting with wide angle lenses/ wide area coverage isn't advisable, unless you wish to have vignetting...because the way they are built, they fit around your lens, or screw on to the filter threads, and with wide lenses, you'll get all sorts of yucky looking results..(IMO).. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] The widest I'll go with RF, is 50mm (coverage)..

For that above shot, I lessened the "halo" effect by placing a couple of kicker lights with the power turned down a few stops to lighten up that shadow all around Natalie..because to me, it was a little too much.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

Well,..I hope this helped,..for when ever you shoot with RF,..regardless of which equipment you work with. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 01-19-2006, 10:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice shot Glenn! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: RING FLASH
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Sounds like a great idea about the double flourescent rings. I had a simular idea a few years ago, but too many other projects and lack of time kept it on the back burner.I'm looking forward to some shots and "how you did it" shots to acompany. The lack of power output was a problem for me. Who knows you may spark the idea again.

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Old 01-19-2006, 11:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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