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#1 monkeyboy

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:31 PM

Hi,

I've read numerous bits about using ringflash for portraiture and fashion. Having looked at the results it's quite an interesting effect and I wouldn't mind having a go.

Question is, will the normal ringflashes used for macro work cut the mustard?

Obscure topic I know but thought somebody out there might have had a go and can give some advice.

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 08:23 AM

Seems like such an obscure topic, nobody has anything to say............

come on dude's the silence is killing me, has anybody done or got experience of this at all?

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 05:04 PM

Isn't that what Martin Parr does in his work?
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 03:50 PM

I thing ringflash have very low guide number (10 or so at ISO100).

It means that they are well fitted for macro shots but NOT for fashion.

They will work for portrait at low distance (distance with F4.0 and ISO100 is 10/4 = 2.5 Meters).

I am sure you will get a red-eye effect as a plus...

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:28 PM

Hi chaps,

Yes - Martin Parr does use this as his chosen configuration...........if you go to his website I think he tells you what he uses

I've done some experimenting and you're right about close up portraiture - it does work and it is a nice effect, it's also good for fill in as well up close. I knew that red eye was likely so I've also been quite careful to try and avoid it.

However anything greater than 3m and you lose the flat even lighting effect completely...................




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