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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/16/11

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