It was long time ago when I discovered on 500px the amazing account of ThePhotoFiend and I was absolutely in love with his shots using the ring light he built on his own. It’s not only the lighting of course, Jay is a tremendous photographer and his post processing work rocks! You can check out his amazing lightroom preset here.

After a while he published this article on how to build your own ring light….and then all started.

The ring light gives a very particular kind of light that enhance skin tones and create that amazing catch light in the eyes. In this kind of shooting it’s not about the location, the settings…you manually setup the camera before and after that you can concentrate on the model. It’s simply, direct, true…

In every shooting I do I try to insert a small ring light session and it’s always worth it.


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