Are your images and videos too dark for your liking? If yes is the answer to that question, then you need a ring light. Your photos and videos will look a whole lot better and professional with a ring light in place.
In this article, I have put together 22 DIY ring light projects that you can DIY from the comfort of your home. Here you will find ring light projects for your smartphone, makeup needs, and digital camera. Trust me, you just landed in the ring place.
1. Cheap DIY Ring Light With Household Materials
Using basically stuff that can be found at home, the creator was able to build a cheap DIY ring light. He used aluminum foil, cardboard, transparent tape, and a couple of other materials to put this ring light together. Trust me, the light is amazing and it would make your images or videos look a whole lot better.
2. How To Make A TikTok Ringlight At Home
TikTok is the trend of the season, a lot of content creators are pumping tons of content on a daily basis, in order to make your content stand out you would need a ring light, it makes your videos look more professional. The making process of this ring light requires the usage of a whole lot of tools and materials, you can check them out in the full tutorial.
3. How To Build A Dirt Cheap DIY Ring Light
It’s totally okay to have a flash for your camera, but I stumbled upon this great hack that you can DIY easily, your pictures will look a whole lot better. The process of making this camera ring light is easy, also, the process of installing it won’t harm your camera.
4. DIY Tik Tok Ring Light Under $20
A homemade TikTok ring light shouldn’t be too expensive to make. While doing research, I stumbled upon this amazing low budget ring light that can be used for your TikTok or Youtube videos, it costs about $20 or less to purchase all the materials necessary for building it.
5. DIY Photography Ring Light
For the making process of this DIY ring light, a couple of fluorescent bulbs are attached to a wooden platform. If you have a photo studio, making this would do you more good than harm. The making process is quite easy and should not take too much of your time.
6. How To Build An LED Ring Light
Here’s another guide that will show you how to build an LED ring light, are you good with connecting wires? Even if you aren't, the article will guide you. The making process won’t be a walk in the park, but with the materials and tools handy and help from the tutorial, you should be done making this LED ring light.
7. DIY 10 Minutes Ring Light
This ring light is a donut-shaped lamp that can be used to make the pictures you take with your camera a whole lot better and brighter. It is perfect for use in a dark room. For the making process, you will only need to take out the LED section of an already existing lamp and then make some minor adjustments before finally sticking it onto your camera.
8. Makeup DIY Ring Light
Instead of spending a lot of money buying a ring light for your makeup needs, I would recommend that you make one for yourself, the process isn’t as difficult as it may seem. You will need a wreath frame, foil, zip ties, and a few other tools. This ring right isn’t the prettiest, but it will do.
9. DIY Photography Ring Light
Here’s yet another DIY ring that is ideal for photography, trust me, your pictures will look a whole lot better after taking a shot with this DIY photography ring light. For this project, a lot of light bulbs are used, you are simply going to be attaching the bulbs to the wood. The rest of the tutorial will show you how everything is done.
10. Cookie Can Ring Light
Here’s a project that takes repurposing seriously. The creator was able to convert a cookie can into this beautiful DIY ring light. You will need a power adapter, dimmer, LED light, glue, drills, and a lot of other materials to make this DIY ring light. The guide is quite concise and easy to understand.
11. How To Make A Ring Light For Youtube
Do you want to know how to make a ring light for Youtube? You just landed in the right place, this ring light is compatible with a digital camera, but I would recommend using your mobile device for maximum output. Making this right light requires patience and hard work.
12. How To Make A Ring Light For Phone
If you are a professional photographer you must have noticed that most times our phone lights are just not enough for the images we want to take. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a ring light for your Android or iOS device. You can use it for your rear or front-facing camera.
13. DIY Ring Light For Makeup
The first thing you get to see is how amazing it looks when you use a ring light and how not so amazing it looks when the light is turned off. This is a fun project that you would love, the making of this ring light for makeup requires using a pair of scissors, cardboard, foil, and a bunch of other materials.
14. DIY Ring Light With Stand
Here’s an inexpensive way to build a ring light with a stand. For this project, you will also need a couple of tools and materials that can be gotten for an affordable price at a store nearby. Putting the stand together is very easy too with the right tools handy.
15. DIY Low Budget Ring Light
Are you looking for a low budget ring light? Here’s one. For this build, you will need a 2 meters long LED strip, wooden chop, an electric wire, terminal block, and a couple of other materials. This ring light can be used for makeup and also TikTok or Youtube videos, it might not produce enough lighting for photography, but you can give it a shot.
16. DIY Ring Light Under $30
You can make this DIY ring light for less than $30, you think that is amazing? Wait until you see the making process, it is very easy to make. You won’t have to spend up to 2 hours making this project with the materials handy. This DIY ring light can be used for photography, you can save a lot of money by making this DIY ring light.
17. DIY LED Ring Light For Youtube Videos
The making process of this DIY LED ring light requires 3 major materials and they are; a circular frame, 5m RGB LED strip kit, and a clamp. You will need to make the frame, and then attach the LED to the frame. All you need to know can be found in the complete tutorial. This project might take some time to finish, but you would be proud of what you were able to achieve.
18. DIY Ring Flash
This isn’t a ring light but a ring flash for your camera. With about 20 Euros, you can make this DIY ring flash. The first step in making this involves gathering all the tools and materials required. After then the creator shows how to convert all the acquired parts into a ring flash.
19. DIY LED Photography Ring Light
Here’s an ideal DIY ring light for your photography needs, as beautiful as this looks, you would need to know your way around circuits to make it. My favorite is the potentiometer that is used to adjust the brightness of the ring light, this can come in handy when you do not want the LED too bright.
20. DIY Ring Light Stand With Phone Holder
Here’s the perfect project for the TikTok and Youtube content creators, if you use your phone to create content, then you should consider making this. It is a ring light stand that has a phone holder. With this craft, you do not have to worry about where to keep your phone while taking a video for Youtube or TikTok.
21. DIY Smartphone Ring Light
Is the light at the rear of your phone not bright enough? Here’s a great hack. This ring light is powered by a 9 volts battery. The making process is easy to follow. You should make this smartphone ring light at your own risk, we are not responsible for any damages that may occur in the making or using process.
22. DIY Fluorescent Ring Light
Last but not least is this amazing DIY fluorescent ring light, the final product of your images or videos after using this ring light will leave you in awe.