I figured it would be good to ask here, since there’s a lot of people who are very skilled with macro photography and I’ve seen a few posts about technique floating around. If this is an inappropriate topic for the scope of this forum, let me know.
I’ve been getting more and more into learning good technique for macro imaging, and the general advice I see repeated – particularly as you get into the ultra-macro range of 2x-5x, which is what I ultimately want to shoot when I can afford a lens – is to always use flash w/ diffuser. However, I’ve hit a bit of a snag there, as I have photosensitive epilepsy, and the, well, flash of a flash could potentially trigger a seizure or migraine – which is especially problematic in the field for obvious reasons.
Are there alternatives to flash photography? Do LED rings or similar lighting solutions work as well for good-quality macro images? Anyone with similar experiences?