Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video The ring as key light, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
All right, so what we have done is we've switched over just a little bit while Ramona was still…in sort of a glam mode, and we're still using this, but now we're using it as a key light…and as the only light.…So this is classic ring light.…It's just a very classic, defined, you'd know it from a thousand yards away look and this…is what this Orbis is designed to do.…This is some way I rarely use it, but given that we had a little context and a little bright…red background, we tried to match her lips up to the background a bit, it's worth taking…a couple of minutes and making that ring light glam kind of a picture.…
So, we're going to do that real quick, and we're going to add a couple of lights and…take about using a ring light in context with a couple of the other light to have that look,…but also have some three-dimensionality and shape to whatever it is that you're shooting.…I'm not sure that my power level is where I want it to be, but I am just going to do a…quick test and then go back it, it it's too hot or cold. That's pretty close actually.…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour