Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting notebook: Ring light as key or fill, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
All right, we're back, and now we are going to be using the ring light that we used as a…fill earlier as a key light.…So the first thing we did was to take some red felt and just tape it to the white…wall that we had for our backdrop.…We stretched it out to get the wrinkles out of it, taped it up nice and firmly, and then…hid it with some gapers type, with the sticky side out, to get rid of any lint.…This is a nice pure-red reusable and very inexpensive backdrop.…
I got this at a fabric store for I think 5 bucks. It was remnant.…So we are going to take our orbus ring flash adaptor and we are going to use that as a…key light. This is the only light in the frame here at first. It's a very signature look…and exactly what you are going to expect out of a ring light if you've got a background…right behind your subject.…And here it is. What you are going to see is that tell-tale shadow that wraps around…the subject onto the background and just says, we shot with a ring light.…Now that's one look of the ring. The other thing--and I'm not real big on that shadow;…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour