Behind the Scenes at NFL Honors with the Chimera RingMAXX
Senior photo editor and lead photographer for the NFL Ben Liebenberg’s preparations for the SuperBowl start long before the game (you can read more about Liebenberg and some of his SuperBowl preparations here). Always on the lookout for creative ideas, Liebenberg had the opportunity to check out Chimera’s RingMAXX late last fall and thought it was the perfect piece of gear to photograph award winning players at NFL Honors the afternoon before the big game.
Liebenberg saw a video demonstration of the RingMAXX at the beginning of 2015 and “was blown away . . . .I love the look of a ringflash and have used ringflashes quite a bit. I love how you can get a traditional ringflash look with the RingMAXX,” Liebenberg says. But the RingMAXX, with its ability to accommodate four lights (strobes or continuous), is a ringflash with a twist: “You can play around with the lights—you can power them differently, you can dial them down to exactly how you want each quadrant to look.” He also checked out images that other photographers had created with the RingMAXX, which reinforced his excitement about shooting with the almost 4-foot wide lightbank.