9 creative photo ideas to try in March

9 creative photo ideas to try in March 2014

Creative Photo Ideas for March: 05 Shoot with a ring flash

Creative Photo Ideas for March: 05 Shoot with a ring flash

Originally developed for dental photography, ringflashes are now more commonly associated with fashion portraits.

The characteristic doughnut-shaped catchlights and soft shadow halo created by these circular flashes are seen as a desirable quality for those who want to get the Rankin look.

From macro favourites like the Sunpak Auto 16R, which also works well for close-up portraits, to the Orbis Ringflash Adapter, which enables you to get the distinctive ringflash lighting pattern from your existing flashgun, it’s easier than ever to incorporate a ringflash into your everyday photography.

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* A ringflash surrounds the camera lens, so you’ll need to check the diameter of both to ensure they’ll be compatible.
* Macro ringflashes attach to the front of a compatible lens and act as a giant softbox for close-up subjects, illuminating them evenly from all sides.
* Small ringflashes are effective as ‘fill’ light, opening up the shadows on a subject.

Creative Photo Ideas for March: 01 Shoot a dewdrop flower refraction
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 02 Shoot portraits with props
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 03 Shoot outdoor art
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 04 Give slides a new lease on life
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 05 Shoot with a ring flash
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 06 Use the Orton Effect
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 07 Shoot a rainbow
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 08 Shoot a multiple exposure landscape
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 09 Shoot a vertical panorama

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