Let there be light! At least that is the trumpeting call of all photographers. Be it natural light, ambient, studio, or mods galore, lighting is the cornerstone of photography.
Lighting modifiers has become a great way to play with light and create new effects in camera. One of the popular modifiers is the ring light – which as you have guessed, is a circular light that creates a beautiful ring catch light in the eyes. The distinct lighting tool is not without its pros and cons.
Our friends at Wistia came up with a pretty cool tutorial that reviews some of the benefits and draw backs of the ring light. Check it out.
Oh yes, and don’t forget a cool pair of shades, just in case you want to live out your hip hop dream during your next photo shoot.
Shooting with a Ring Light
[rewind: Video Lighting for Under $100]
The Equipment List
In this tutorial, the Stellar 18in Fluorescent Diva Ring Light was used to create a highly stylized look.
Oh, and as for a work around for that pesky reflection problem, get up close and personal like I did with my good friend Eric Johnson a while back ;)
After all, it is a fun mod, so play around with it and see what creative tricks you come up with.
What is currently your favorite lighting modifier?
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules
Image Credit: Eric Johnson