This is the second attempt with a ring flash on the Rollei.
I’m still trying to make this work to apply to street portraiture but even at f22 @1/500th of a second the background is still pretty bright.
In the second shot the flash didn’t fire so you get an idea of the difference….
Today’s test subject is Heather (her blog HERE)
I was playing around with a ring flash adapter the other day (one that you put a normal speedlite into) when I realized that it would work with the Rollei… The light fall off was pretty extreme so I had to use the Rolleinar 1 close-up adapter and then used my light meter to get the correct exposure.
I wanted it to darken down the background so shot at something like f16 @ 1/250th of a second.
Alex (his blog HERE) was nice enough to let me try a few practice shots in different light conditions…
I don’t think I nailed it but there is definitely something there to work with and the last one against the wall probably turned out the best although it would have been good to get a bit of separation between Alex and the wall. The catch-lights in the eyes are pretty cool… I’m also thinking that this could be a good project to shoot in colour… I can hear your gasps from here 🙂