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Nov 10, 2015 21:52 |  #31

pat.kane wrote in post #17779394 (external link)
A better choice for wire from the last fixture to the plug would be stranded wire. Solid conductors are more prone to breaking than stranded conductors.

You already know this though, but I'll put it out there for others who may want to re-create your project.


Good call

I actually had the scrap romex left over from a house wiring project. Stranded would hve been alot easyer to manipulate.


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Nov 11, 2015 05:38 |  #32

Puts out a nice light, great job, thanks for sharing the build. Chris




  
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Nov 11, 2015 06:29 |  #33

I like it! Someone said earlier they don't like the look of the many bulbs and that it needs a diffuser panel. Well, like him, some people don't like the looks of a ring light at all, even with a diffuser. It's just a personal preference.


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Nov 11, 2015 19:46 |  #34

BlakeC wrote in post #17779668 (external link)
I like it! Someone said earlier they don't like the look of the many bulbs and that it needs a diffuser panel. Well, like him, some people don't like the looks of a ring light at all, even with a diffuser. It's just a personal preference.

I said that, but I don't mind it so much at this distance of the example here, since it's just points of light. But I've seen examples of bare-bulb setups just like this used for tight closeups, and I could see the geometry of the individual bulbs, and in some cases even the support structure. For me, it was distracting because I didn't focus on the model or composition at all, my eyes were immediately drawn to the sharp details of the spiral bulbs--they were the unintentional subject of the image and I didn't care for it. Softboxes are usually square or roundish (polygonal for structural reasons) to look like natural sources (window, sun, etc.) for this reason, so their reflections and catchlights aren't curiously distracting.

Ring light and ring flash closeups also have a characteristic catchlight, of course, but usually with less detail. I notice the ring, but still see the shot, rather than lean into the screen thinking "are those CFLs I see in his eyes?"

It is personal preference, certainly, and also a matter of whether or not the photographer wants the unusual catchlights to be the focus of the image.


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Nov 11, 2015 22:30 |  #35

^^^^

Thanks for your opintion.

I find it very important to know other's thoughts and opintions. If arnt exposed to different ideas you arnt growing.


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Apr 10, 2018 09:39 |  #38

Got back to this project

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May 09, 2018 10:43 as a reply to  @ DThriller's post |  #39

Any test shots since the latest addition?




  
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