DIY LED Ring Light
Proper lighting of your subject is perhaps one of the most fundamental yet difficult tasks to achieve in photography. Oftentimes, using the flash function on your camera will leave harsh shadows in the photograph and may not be ideal, as the lighting condition on a camera flash is inconsistent and somewhat unpredictable. LED ring lights can provide a way for photographers emit a consistent and even light on their subject, directed by the camera’s field of view.
Place your camera filter on a clear plastic disc from the CD-R cake box packaging. Mark the circumference of the camera filter on the plastic disc.
Cut the plastic disc along the marked perimeter of the camera filter. Fit the camera filter into the hole cut out from the disc, and glue them together using super glue.
3.Cut the side portion off the cake box casing’s top cover, leaving approximately 2 cm of a lip from the top of the casing. Mark out a center hole on the casing at approximately the size of the camera filter. Cut open a central hole from the casing cover along the marks.
Sand both sides of the top cover of the casing to achieve an evenly sanded surface. This will help diffuse the LED lighting evenly from the ring light rig.
Solder the wirings of the two LED rings together. Solder the 90mm ring light’s wiring into the 120mm ring light’s wires to combine the circuitry of the rig.
Apply super glue to the backs of the LED ring lights and attach them to the plastic disc, fitting it snugly around the camera filter rim.
Attach the camera filter onto your camera lens, and hook up the LED wiring into a 12-volt battery to turn on the ring light.