If you’ve been following me on social media you’ll know that I recently entered a photography competition on Twitter. It was being hosted by Kitmapper – (a peer to peer rental network for film, sound and AV hire)
The brief was “Spreading love and kindness” a photograph portraying love and kindness. As soon as I saw what was requested I knew 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! The prize was a fabulous Ring Light from Neewer, complete with stand, plus white and orange diffusers. 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.
I waited eagerly for my light to arrive and was very pleased to see the courier arriving with a rather large box for me. Since winning, I’d been You-tubing 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.
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 to sit within the light (as seen in the first photo). The ring can be tilted so that you can hover it over your set up.
I absolutely love the way the light eliminates shadow and just brightens up the image. Its brilliant for product shots I find.
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.
Included with the light is a sturdy carry case where you can also store the diffusers.
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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?