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What is Fill Light in Photography?

Fill light is one of the unsung heroes in the photographic industry, yet the fill light in basic three-point lighting can be just as important as the key. Getting it right can make your images look much better.

You’re Using Your Ring Light Wrong

At some point during the history of the influencer, the ring light became an accessory de rigueur, fueled by the availability of cheap Chinese-made devices. The original ring light was invented for dentistry by Lester A. Dine in 1952 because of its ability to cast an even light with diffuse shadows in a confined space. An ideal solution for photographing teeth and gums.

How To Build a DIY Triangle LED Light

There are plenty of tutorials on the web for how to create DIY ring lights, but this build has a unique take. The 10-minute video by Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter will take you through the steps required to build a triangular “ring” LED light that can be dimmed.

How to Build a Dirt Cheap DIY Ring Light

Ring lights are a great piece of kit for illuminating your subject evenly and creating a distinctive catch light in the eyes. Unfortunately, these lights are typically expensive, but this short tutorial by Instructables user gravityisweak will show you how to building your own for next to nothing.

This is What Canon’s New Built-In Lens Lights Can Do For Ring Photos

Canon recently announced the EF-M 28mm STM and the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 IS STM, two macro lenses that feature Canon's first built-in LED ring lights on their fronts. Canon says one of the advantages of the lights, which can be independently controlled on the two sides, is an instant improvement to macro wedding ring photos.

Canon Unveils EF-M 28mm f/3.5 STM Macro Lens with Built-In Ring Light

After leaked photos of Canon's first EF-M macro lens appeared online yesterday, we told you to "stay tuned" because we'd likely see an official announcement before long. Less than 24 hours later, we have the official announcement!

Say hello to the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 STM macro lens with built-in "Micro Lites."

The Volta is an iPhone 6 Battery Case That Doubles as a Ring Light

The folks over at Seaport Digital have released the Volta battery Power Station and Ring Light case for Apple iPhone 6 devices. Powered by an internal 3800mAh battery, the Volta can charge your smartphone when needed via an attachable lighting cable... or it can act as a handy ring light to brighten your subject in dimly-lit situations. Of course, we won’t judge you if you choose to make it your personal selfie light.

A DIY Ring Light Made with Aluminum, Plywood, and LED Light Strips

Over the past half year, Latvian photographer Gvido Mūrnieks has been testing out a DIY ring light he made for himself. The light is large enough to shoot with longer focal length, but at the same time it's small and light enough to quickly throw into the trunk of your car on the way to a shoot.

DIY: How to Build a Brute but Bright LED Ring Light

If you’ve been looking to get your hands on an LED ring light but don’t have the cash to burn, this weekend project is just for you. It’s called the Octo-Light, and it’s a DIY LED ring light create by Instructables user comsa42.

BTS: Making and Using a Massive 27-Bulb, 4′ Diameter Ring Light

Photographer Dani Diamond is the man behind one of the most impressive ring lights we’ve ever laid eyes on. With 27 bulbs and at four feet in diameter, this continuous-lighting setup doesn’t play around.

And after getting more questions about the light than he could possibly reply to one at a time, he decided to create the above video, explaining how he built it, why he built it, and why it’s his most treasured piece of lighting gear.

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.