The ring light I built and used for this series, Through the Ring, was inspired by Dani Diamond (New York) and George Dutch (Calgary). As the title of this post states, I shot through the ring with the model standing close to it which creates the noticeable catch lights in her eyes. The ring houses 12 CFL light bulbs which can be counted separately.
Ring lights are a good tool to use as they surround the subject in light so there are no harsh shadows on the face, mainly under the eyes, but the fall off only allows for a small distance between the ring and subject. We stood 5ft from a golden wall and at that distance, there is enough light on it to create separation between the subject and background.
This was the second time I used the right light and was honored have 2 of the images published to Surreal Beauty Magazine and have Brittany as the featured model.
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