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Re: [OM] T10 Ring Flash

Subject: Re: [OM] T10 Ring Flash
From: mahlon.r.haunschild@xxxxxx
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 09:55:20 -0500
Here's my (admittedly limited) $.02 on this subject...

Once when I was in the Chicago - O'Hare airport, walking through an
underground tunnel that connects Terminal 3 with the transportation center
(lined on one side with a glass block wall, with colored lights on the
other side) I came across what was evidently a fashion shoot in progress;
photographer, camera/tripod/flash gear, gaffer, model, rack of clothes, art
director, the whole nine yards crammed into a relatively small corridor.
They were shooting the model against the glass block wall, and were using a
rather large ring flash (of the indirect variety, using a circular
reflector) on the camera for, I imagine, shadowless fill.  The camera was a
Pentax 6 x 7, by the way.  No other lighting was used, other than the
lights behind the glass block wall and the ring flash.

It was quite a sight, watching them trying to work while all the passengers
kept walking past.  Still, it gave me new ideas for ring flash usage
(should I ever have cause to own one).

'Nuff said.  No Oly content, unfortunately, but I thought it might be
interesting to see how the other half lives.

See ya.


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07/23/98 07:04 PM EDT

To:   olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  @ internet
cc:    (bcc: Mahlon R. Haunschild)
Subject:  Re: [OM] T10 Ring Flash

I'm not disagreeing, but it does seem to be done fairly often, though,
doesn't it?  One of the latest Aussie ex-soap-star pop 'sensations' Natalie
Imbruglia has had quite a few promo shots done with one (flat light,
circular catchlight).  Maybe it's touched up (on a computer or otherwise),
but it's been happening since the '60s.  Perhaps it's useful for black and
white portraits, but would the flat lighting be worse for the loss of
(This is worth much less than 2 cents, probably less than .02 cents <g>,
since I've never actually _used_ a ring flash....)
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 03:03:25 EDT
From: PCACala@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [OM] T10 Ring Flash
Hi Foxy:
> Wouldn't a ring flash give the absolute best red eye?
It sure does!  A terrible choice for portraits IMHO.
Gary Reese
Las Vegas, NV

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