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DIY Ring Flash Tutorial Produces Polished Homemade Flash

If you’re looking to score a solidly constructed and effective ring flash without dropping a lot of cash, this DIY build is both polished, portable, and efficient.

Made from an assortment of off-the-shelf hardware store parts like the shade of a shop lamp, an exhaust vent reducer, some zip ties, and other miscellaneous parts, the end product is an efficient and polished flash accessory that adds even and soft lighting to your photos. Here’s an example of the DIY ring flash in use while shooting insects with a macro lens:

To see more sample photos, the second part of the tutorial video, and a parts list, check out the full forum post over at Motley Pixel.

DIY Ring Flash [Motley Pixel via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/16/11

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