If you’ve been following me on Social Media you’ll know that I recently entered a photographic competition on twitter. I was contacted by the lovely Noria Mangal from ‘Kitmapper’ (They are a peer to peer rental network for film, sound and AV hire) Nooria pointed me in the direction of a competition which they were running across their social media platforms. Spreading love and kindness was the brief for photo entries. A photo portraying love and kindness. As soon as I saw what was requested I had the perfect photo!
I wasn’t holding out much hope on actually winning but I waited patiently for the day to come along when the winner to be announced…It was me, I WON!! Such a happy day for me as my prize was an awesome Ring Light from Neewer complete with stand, plus white and orange diffuser. Ironically, I’d been looking into different lighting to see what was about. One piece of equipment I had my eye on was indeed a Ring Light. These are pretty amazing and can really make all the difference to photos!
I waited eagerly for my light to arrive and was very pleased to see the courier with a rather large box for me. I knew it was my Ring Light! Since winning I’d been ‘Youtubing’ these lights to see exactly how to set it up and more importantly to see the results! It’ was all really easy and I soon attached it to its stand…
*Pictured above with white diffuser attached*
Here’s a bit more info about my light. It’s an 18″ diameter and is a fluorescent tube light in the shape of a ring which is dimmable. It is 600w. Colour temperature is 5500k. It has an attachment so you can place your camera inside the light (as seen in the first photo). The ring can be adjusted so that you can hover it over your head too. I watched a tv programme recently all about hair, they were talking about how the hair in adverts for shampoo or colourant always looks amazing and glossy. They were using Ring Lights! As with any photo, it’s all about the lighting!
I absolutely love the way the light eliminates shadow. I’ve used it for some of may flat lay photos and it’s worked really well for those.
If I ever decide to get into ‘vlogging’ this light will prove invaluable for that as it’s often difficult to get the lighting just right for video.
The light stores away in its carry bag which nice and sturdy.
If you would like to know more information about Kitmapper and what they are all about click here !
Finally, a really big thank you to Kitmapper for my Ring Light… I love it!
Do you already own a ring light? How do you find yours?!