Ring flash take one.

Posted by admin on September 20th, 2010 filed in Carnival, General, Photography

Well, the first run of ringflash pictures was kind of a fail.  That’s okay. I’m still learning.  There are several things:

1. I don’t think the flash liked the film I was using.  I will look into other kinds.

2. Maybe this is supposed to be used in the dark?  The color didn’t turn out bright enough on the shots taken in the light.

3. The directions say to get as close as you can, but that is apparently too close for my camera.  My LCA prefers the subjects to be like 4 feet away, so that’s what I’m going to aim for next time.

Here are a few of me with the ring flash:

You can see the four lights of the flash going off, since I was using a mirror.  The ridiculously expensive versions of this flash have an unbroken ring of light, but mine just has the four lights and is supposed to work just as well for what I’m doing.

One thing the ring flash is supposed to do is make “catch lights” in the subject’s eyes.  I managed to do this, but it kind of looks creepy on kids.  You can see how blurry this one turned out because I was too close.

I also have a bunch from the carnival.  These weren’t taken with the flash.

I like the light on those people!

Look how the moon and the flag line up:

One of my favorites from this roll:

And if you look closely, you can see Nessie in this one.  Actually, given the location where it was spotted, I guess we should call it Barbie.  Beren and I were on a bridge to take this picture and he asked me if we should swing down to the water on vines.

I call this one “Fast Colors.”  I have no idea what it was supposed to be.


2 Responses to “Ring flash take one.”

  1. Aloysius Says:

    Please may I have some more?

  2. Megan Says:

    Right. Sorry. I’ll have some more when I get things scanned in!


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