Ring flash

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When shoot­ing at the close fo­cus­ing dis­tances re­quired for macro pho­tog­ra­phy, the lens bar­rel it­self may well ob­struct light from fall­ing onto the sub­ject, and com­bined with the nar­row aper­tures re­quired, can re­quire an ad­di­tional light source for a well-ex­posed shake-free im­age. But hot­shoe­mounted flash­guns, which sit above the cam­era body, are in the wrong po­si­tion to light the sub­ject prop­erly.

That’s where ring flashes come in. They sit around the end of the macro lens bar­rel to pro­vide an even dis­tri­bu­tion of light just a few inches away from the front ele­ment, and also re­quire less power to light the sub­ject well.

Im­age: Getty

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