Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a ring flash for fill, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
So let's take this and add another layer to it, and what I am going to do is I am going…to set up a ring flash that is just going to dialed in to fill in those dark shadows that.…We're making just exactly as much as we want. We're going to have to play with it and I dial it in.…So I am going to take just a moment and set up a stand with another SP800 and a ring flash on it.…So what we've done now, we've added some fill, and this does a couple of things. It helps…us control the contrast range in the shadows, number one. It takes a little pressure off…of the location of the key light, because if we just have the key light, the key light…has got to do everything.…
It's got to be high enough over her to give the drama but far enough out from her to catch…her chin and a little under her chin and have that wrap coming down.…We can do whatever we want with the key light and then fill the shadows with this ring light.…This might be the first time we are seeing this here, so this is an Orbis ringflash adaptor.…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour