24th September 2004, 12:14 PM
Ring flash substitute
I walked into the photo department today and saw fellow staffer and SS member Rob Mattson using what I affectionately call the "Kmart Ring Lite." Four strobes (powered all the way down) taped around a 17-55mm lens was all it took to produce the same effect as a ring lite as he shot a young model through a reflector for an illustration on metallic makeup. Pretty rad I must say. I asked that he post the shot in hidden gallery - so here's the link: http://www.sportsshooter.com/rmphoto/metallica
Resulting image by Rob Mattson:
25th September 2004, 12:42 AM
Hope the new Sigma macro flash is significantly cheaper than the grossly overpriced Canon version.