- Nov 17, 2016
- Like, The Valley
You might consider adding some polarizing film instead of a diffuser, in conjunction with a polarizer on the lens. This kind of cross-polarization can effectively extinguish the reflections completely, and is probably what I would have in mind if I ever pick one of these up... probably as shadowless, reflectionless fill lighting combined with another off-axis source. Note that this can end up costing you as much (or more) light as heavy diffusion, but from the comment above, it sounds like the needed power is there...The reason why I asked about well diffused ring light is that it saves working distance and may work better for scaredy nonreflective subjects. Ring light usually saves working distance, but sometimes produces a ring-like reflection. I wonder if using more diffusion would help; sometimes when diffusion is not placed close enough to the subject (to trade for working distance), it may not work well enough.