This is just a quick sample from my latest test shoot using my new Profoto ring flash, will write a longer post soon with more details and maybe a diagram.
Getting to know how to use the ring flash takes some testing, but I really like the possibilities that opens up with it. Especially with bringing out a lot of detail with an on-axis fill which helps to keep the shadows open even with a gridded beauty dish as main light like in this shot.
But it is not for everyone, I found it a bit hard on the eyes when I used myself as a test model setting the lights. So I guess I won’t use it on every assignment. No use annoying clients by flashing sharp light straight into their eyes.
More examples later.