In preparation for the contest I participated a few weeks ago, I searched online for cheap ring flashes and I came across some DIY ring flashes such as this lighting kit from this website. It looked like it’s easy to assemble but I’m on a tight schedule and shipping it from US to Yellowknife, Canada might take weeks. Then I found this DIY ring flash using a stainless steel salad bowl. Every time I have an idea, I get excited.. so..vrooom!! I headed down to Canadian Tire and grabbed my materials.
ISO 400, 50mm at f1.4/2 flash fired (SB700 remotely triggered with ring flash diffuser/1 built-in).
This is my winning entry (1st runner-up) from the Face Off Competition held here in Yellowknife on November 4, 2012. Full details of the contest are here.
Last month, The NWT Tourism had a Yellowknife and Mars Photo Contest where you take a photo of yourself as a Martian in Yellowknife, or as a Yellowknifer on Mars; and submit it to their facebook page.