Yet Another Ring Light Hack

Jason Lee (AKA jwlphotography on Flickr) just ball-bungeed two flashes to his lens (top and bottom) and got about 85% of the way to "ring light."

Kind of a neat idea, actually. Helps to have an adorable daughter, of course.

Wonder what the "two-flash bungee" would look like with a circular diffuser positioned in front of the flashes...



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Anonymous Simon said...

Home Made Ring flashes. Nice one!

I just cant see why you didn't use six lights to complete the effect.

Has anyone ever tried using many clear tubes or pipes (kinda like basic fiber optics) to have several controllable directional beams from one flash?

The idea could be adapted to a "three or four tube" rig and have them equi-spaced around barrel to simulate ring flash.

Maybe a clear hose surrounded by aluminum foil would work to carry the light down?

note: Do not try this using the tubes that the internet is made out of.

September 21, 2007 3:06 AM  
Anonymous John B. said...

I tried this home made contraption a while ago. While very large, it made for some interesting catchlight patterns in my daughters eyes.

September 21, 2007 7:13 AM  
Blogger Bret said...

Wonder if there is a translucent white bundt-cake holder for sale somewhere...

September 21, 2007 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Nordic Ware makes a somewhat translucent one (part of their "platinum" series, "cake taker") but it has a handle across the middle. The clear one could be frosted with some chemical solution, I'm sure.

September 21, 2007 1:11 PM  
Blogger Gregg Zivney said...

John B.

Your links are tagged as "private" .

September 21, 2007 1:14 PM  
Blogger tommyleong said...

I would love to see your set up with the flash "tied to the lens".....i would expect a lot of red eyes effect coming from such a setup.

Wouldnt it be very cumbersome to lug this around in a dinner or a party?

September 22, 2007 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Chris from Detroit said...

Started a cocomment group to organize comments. if anyones interested check it out:

September 25, 2007 3:34 PM  

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