My nephew Conor called with a request for my computer trouble-shooting skills. “Certainly” I said, as we set up a call-back from him, when he was ready for me to come by today.
This morning, as I was finishing up one project, a thought came to mind and I got out a long neglected piece of camera gear, a ring-flash. I got a quick bit of inspiration and was starting to look for objects besides myself upon which to try it out.
Conor called just about that time and I grabbed both my camera and the ring-flash and motored over, with a smile on my face. As I got there, I said, pointing with my camera gear, that my price for my technical assistance was grabbing a portrait of Conor. “Certainly” was his reply to me.
Smart, easy-going, and fun to be around, my nephew is easy to work with. We shared the technical goings on, as I was connecting, tinkering and fixing things. I kept peppering him with questions typical of any uncle. He puts up with me well.
The ring-light puts a circle of light evenly around the subject. The camera’s lens shoots through the center of a ring of light. A nice round catch-light is seen in the pupil of Conor’s eye, and the shadow around him is even. A unique lighting method.
Thanks for the assist, Conor.