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Stradibarrius Silver Member  Monroe, US  Nikonian since 17th Mar 2007 Sat 16-Feb-13 10:21 PM
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"Ring Flash question?"



I am going to be making a series of close-up shot of eyes. Just one eye generally the eyebrow and maybe just a portion of the bridge of the nose. Is a ring flash the correct method to light this type of shot?

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elec164 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009 Mon 18-Feb-13 01:30 PM
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I would think it depends on what you are trying to achieve. Using a ring light would place a donut shaped catch light in the eye. That may or may not be desirable.

There was an interesting discussion about this over in the Dxx forums that you might find of interest and possibly helpful.

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Tacoma, US  Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006 Mon 18-Feb-13 01:58 PM
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The ring flash will do as stated with the catch lights. You didn't say what lens you plan to use and what the distance will be from the subject, but assuming you plan to get close, the ring flash or Nikon R1 (or R1C1) will let you get close without shadows or having the light in the wrong place.

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Mon 18-Feb-13 07:42 PM
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The R1 and R1-C1 kits include diffusers that can cut down on hot spots in the eyes

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