From: Annika1980 on
On Aug 1, 3:56 am, Tony Polson <t...(a)nospam.net> wrote:
> Annika1980 <annika1...(a)aol.com> wrote:
>
> >It isn't as problematic as blowing $600 for a ring flash that produces
> >harsh shadows.
>
> Surely the purpose of a ring flash is to illuminate *without* shadows.

Yes, harsh shadows was the wrong thing to say. I meant the unnatural
harsh shadowless light that the ring flash produces.

From: Tony Polson on
Annika1980 <annika1980(a)aol.com> wrote:

>On Aug 1, 3:56 am, Tony Polson <t...(a)nospam.net> wrote:
>> Annika1980 <annika1...(a)aol.com> wrote:
>>
>> >It isn't as problematic as blowing $600 for a ring flash that produces
>> >harsh shadows.
>>
>> Surely the purpose of a ring flash is to illuminate *without* shadows.
>
>Yes, harsh shadows was the wrong thing to say. I meant the unnatural
>harsh shadowless light that the ring flash produces.


I'll agree with that description. There is a fashion for portraits
taken with ring flash, and I think the results are deeply unpleasant.

From: Annika1980 on
On Aug 1, 5:43 pm, Rita Ä Berkowitz <ritaberk2O04 @aol.com> wrote:

>
> > I posted the RAW file for ya hoping you could show me how to do it
> > better.
>
> I did post the reworked image on my site and removed it the following
> morning as I promised I would.

Ah, the MacDonald Yoyo maneuver.




From: Pudentame on
Eric Miller wrote:
> Pudentame wrote:

>>
>> The correct answer is use whatever you want. I'm going to.
>
> Any answer is the correct answer when you are making up your own questions.
>

Well, of course. That's the American Way! ;-D
From: smb on
On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 06:02:20 -0400, Rita � Berkowitz <ritaberk2O04
@aol.com> wrote:

>dmac wrote:
>
>> As other's have said in the earlier thread, these 6� plastic wonder
>> caps - first the "Sto-Fen" now the "Fong" all have one thing in
>> common... The producers are out to make a big buck from those stupid
>> enough or lazy enough to think this will cure their lighting problems.
>
>BRAVO! I'm glad another person out here understands this. What's really
>perplexing is Bret uses a Fong and claims it has improved his photography so
>it has to be good.
>
>
>
>

Quite frankly, the best diffuser I've found is the Sto-Fen knockoff
that comes free with the SB800. I've tried others, but at the end of
the day they all do the same thing. You just have to learn to use the
quirks of each one to best advantage.

Steve





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