Ring light use (1 reply and 1 comment)
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?
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.
Thank you very much!