Are you tired of chasing natural light when taking selfies just like I am? One of the things I hate about it is that I need to prepare early for a nice lighting and then I also need to find the perfect place where to take photos of whenever I play with my make ups. Too much hassle, right? Since I cannot afford the “real” ring light which (last time I checked) costs around PHP20,000+, I decided to find a way to make my own. Of course, I know I am not the first person who did this (and I am not claiming it) because I’ve seen a couple of posts on Facebook sharing their own DIY Ring light. So, without further ado, read on to find out how I did my own ring light!
I KNOW THAT IT’S KIND OF LAME THAT IT ONLY HAS 2 STEPS BUT THAT’S HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE A RING LIGHT. YOU JUST REALLY NEED TO CUT THE COVER OF THE DESK LAMP SO THE CIRCULAR LIGHT COULD REACH THE BULB SOCKET.
I’m not sure if the desk lamp is still on sale so I’m really sorry if it will cost you more. Also, it’s not adjustable/dimmable and not as bright as the real ring light (I guess) but it really works and does make a huge difference for taking selfies and if you want to film tutorials for Youtube. Oh! One more thing, if you don’t have a metal saw, maybe you can borrow from a relative? a neighbor? We didn’t have any so I asked my boyfriend if they had one and I was lucky because they actually have one. He was the one who cut the desk lamp cover for me since I can’t really do it myself. Thank you, boyfie! You can also get a LED ring light if you like but it will cost you more.
PS. IT’S ALSO WHAT I USE ON MY MAKE UP TUTORIALS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
Let me know what you think and if you ever make your own ring light because of this post, I would love to see yours!