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LED Macro ring Flashes

They look nice if they work your opinion appreciated



Nov 29, 2011 at 08:13 PM
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p.1 #2 · LED Macro ring Flashes


Light output is low compared to ring flash. Also on shiny objects may create catchlights from each LED.

Ring light is great for flat lit documentary photographs. The first ring flashes were designed for dental and medical applications like that. But it's not the most natural light. Natural light comes from a downward angle most of the time...
These....

























Where taken with a 580ex flash with this DIY diffuser...





I also use it with a slave behind as rim light...





















I just leveraged what I know from shooting for years with dual flash to macro. Flea or Elephant the same factors will create the illusion of natural 3D shape. So if you already have a hot shoe flash all you need is some mat board and a bit of imagination...







Chuck



Nov 29, 2011 at 08:31 PM
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Thanks for the info and cool setup looks to work well


Nov 29, 2011 at 09:12 PM
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ghamden wrote:
LED Macro ring Flashes They look nice if they work your opinion appreciated


Directional light reveals shape and texture, but sometimes you need to augment that with shadowless fill light to reduce contrast.

Up close, a ring light can work well for this, and good LED ring lights can give a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" view during set up.



Nov 30, 2011 at 05:48 AM





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