Leonardo Battaglini’s Fun Images Playing with a Ringlight


All images by Leonardo Battaglini. Used with permission.

Ring lights are usually very fun, but photographer Leonardo Battaglini takes it to a whole new level with the way that his models play with the lights. “I stumbled in photography a few years ago… I decided (as many people) to buy a digital SLR and I starting to taking photos. I had no sense of composition, rules, etc. and my photos were mostly ugly and insignificant.” says Leo. “…Then, suddenly, I began to observe my photos and those of others and my mind started thinking and reasoning.”

After finding an image of the way someone was playing with a ring light, he was inspired and decided to make one himself.

“I used it with some models for two or three shoot but nothing more, just to experiment…one day, after a shooting I decided to let play the model with ringlight and ‘Playing with ringlight’ is the result”

Leonardo states that he tries to bring out a person’s natural personality when he shoots and that he doesn’t like treating a model like a dummy. This is also why he chose to render the images in black and white, because it can reveal details that color can’t show.

Leo’s other photos are after the jump.







Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.