Build A Cheap Ring Flash For Your Point-And-Shoot Camera

A ring flash is a great addition to your camera to help improve your shots. Photography website Lomography shows you how to make your own on the cheap with no specialist parts.

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Unlike some of the ring flash projects we’ve looked at before, this method requires no bulbs or other lighting, and no special hardware. It also works with a regular point-and-shoot camera rather than only with DSLRs.

Built from a plastic container, an old-school film canister, sheet plastic, tape and foil, the ring flash can be constructed in next to no time. It does not require complicated mounting — just slide it on and off as required — and if you add parchment paper to the inside, you can better diffuse light.

The only tools you need are a drill and a knife, and you can create a decent quality camera accessory for just a few dollars. Hit the link below for the full step-by-step.

Instructables [via Lomography]

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