FLASH RING

I recently bought a flash ring for my Nikon D40 (which I want to upgrade to a Canon 5D asap) and I LOVE IT!  Why in the world did I not know about the awesome photography power that is a flash ring before!?  Really, the ring is amazing and I only bought an inexpensive one off of Amazon.  It ran around $45 and I've seen ones for even less on there.

So, not sure what a flash ring is?  I guess I should start off with that.  A flash ring is a camera accessory that attaches to the hot shoe and the front of your lens.  Unlike what its name implies, a flash ring is a continuous ring of light that shines directly on your subject.  Widely used for macro photography and portrait photography, the flash ring makes things so much easier!  No more need for your flash (which I highly recommend never using unless you have an external flash with a softbox).

Needless to say, I wish I had known about the flash ring a long time ago!  Here's an example of what it looks like followed by some examples of the photos I've taken using my flash ring.


This is the only downside to the flash ring:  If you zoom all the way out, you get the ring in the photo.  It kind of worked with this one, though.
 Photo :: Mikey

This is the flash ring in conjunction with natural light.  Just a little experiment.
Photo :: Sarah

 Photo :: Sarah

 A rare moment of peace in the McMahon-Maruszak home.
Photo :: Sarah

 Photo :: Sarah

Photo :: Sarah

Photo :: Mikey

I know, I'm a bit obsessed with my animals, but they are our babies and we all know there won't be any real babies anytime soon!!

Enjoy!