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marumi ring flash portrait

By andart
another experiment with my 99 marumi ring flash

Tags: Portrait Flash Marumi Ring Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 2:57PM
I would say that the ring flash is doing its job well. The model looks very close to the background, and normally quite a hard shadow would be cast. There is a shadow there but it is very soft You could probably get it even softer so that is almost not there with practice.

Overall though the lighting seems slightly too strong, tell tale signs of overexposed area on cheek-bones, and forehead, and I would try and soften it, probably by reducing the power of the flash.

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andart 16 508 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 3:09PM
thanks for the feedback Michael, I agree that she is too close to the background - due to the room size and the 90mm lens, I think a 50mm lens would be a better choice.
8 Jun 2008 7:36PM
Hi Andy,

I like the composition but the lighting is a little too harsh. Don't think you're too far off. Soften the flash and the lighting will sort itself out.

Good luck

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