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Ring light use (1 reply and 1 comment)

pedro_falco
4 years ago
pedro_falco 4 years ago

Hello Roger,

You said you often use a ring light above de characters to light them, but if you don´t, and you decide to handle it manually like in 'Prisoners', in which way you would use it? Because the ring gives a ver soft and diffuse light with no contrast which seem a little bit untextured. Would you use it to light only one character's side? Or in which way you' ve used it?

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dmullenasc
4 years ago
dmullenasc 4 years ago

You're thinking of the ring light unit when it goes around a lens for a shadowless frontal key light in fashion photography.  

Roger is referring to a ring of light bulbs usually mounted to a ceiling to augment a ceiling lamp in the center of the ring like a chandelier or kitchen dome light, etc. -- though Roger has used those units as a side-light like for some of the candlelight vigil in "Prisoners" (as you posted).  

A soft light can still create shadows and contrast if it isn't coming from a frontal angle in relation to the camera.

pedro_falco
4 years ago

Thank you very much!

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