We always avoid shooting direct flash, because it tends to flatten our images and make even deep subject mater two-dimensional. But this Halloween we decided to do something scary... We got a really great deal on a Sunpac Nikon Ring Flash, and fixed it to our 35mm. Proving our notions wrong, that you can even get three-dimensional images from the flattest of subject matter with direct flash! (when utilized correctly) In fact, the flatter the foreground is with the background, the more the image pops out. This is because with a ring flash any surface facing flat to the lens gets full exposure, and as surfaces turn away from the lens they are exposed by less and less of the ring on the adjacent side of the lens (producing a beautiful gradient), and all shadows fall softly 180° around the objects. It definitely has an unique look, especially in B&W, but it doesn't work for everything. Just another tool to add to our utility belt, and employ to make our photography beautiful in every situation.
My fav costume of the night was Jonnie Diegelman as Michel Gondry as Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman! His Fiancée, Stefanie, as Slimer!