New Ring Reflector

JPatz_140420_AsmFor Easter, we went and visited my brother’s family at their new cabin.  It was a great place to hide eggs (only one snake found during the hunt) and I thought it might be a chance to test out my new reflector.

I read an article by David Hobby a while back about a reflector he made with a center opening for the camera.  If used properly, it works like an ambient light ring flash.  I thought it was a great idea and couldn’t wait to give it a try.  Unfortunately,  on my brother’s property, when the sun is low enough to be blocked by the photo subject, it is behind a forest.  This meant my light level was going to be pretty low so I didn’t know if I was going to get anything usable that day.

As usual, as the sun began to set it was Circus Berserkus with all of my nieces and nephews being energetic kids.  I managed to pull aside my oldest niece for a quick picture.  She has ultra blue eyes and I hoped that the reflector would give her some lovely catchlights.

I was quite pleased with the result.  I think it will work even better in a more open area and I can’t wait to test it again.


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