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Super Simple and Cheap DIY Ring Light for Your Point-and-Shoot Camera

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One of the most sought after lighting accessories is a ring light. Meant to create a unique aesthetic, a ring light is a great way to add a sharp, but direct light source to any image. The problem is, ring lights don’t come cheap, and are rarely meant for smaller cameras.

Thankfully, there’s now a DIY solution for you hands-on types. Thanks to Instructables user alpacalypse, you now have a step-by-step guide to creating a ring light for your typical point-and-shoot camera.

We’ve shared a DIY ring light hacks before, but none have been quite as simple as this.

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Built using a plastic container, a film canister, a sheet of plastic, tape and some foil, the ring flash is made from materials almost all of us have lying around the house.

Granted, both a drill and a knife are needed to create this little contraption, but we’re going to assume that anybody interested in DIY photography projects will have those tools handy.

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Click on the link below for the full step-by-step rundown on how to create this little doohickey. The final results probably won’t get you production-level lighting, but it’ll certainly add some variety to your day-to-day images.

Point-and-Shoot Ring Flash Diffuser [Instructables via Lifehacker]