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


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.


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.


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]