In this DIY Ring Light tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can make your own Ring Light, so you can have beautiful lighting for your Facebook Livestreams or your YouTube videos at a fraction of the cost and with pieces that you can get from your local hardware store. Stay tuned.
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One way to improve the quality of your videos whether it’s Facebook Livestreams or YouTube videos is to use good lighting. But when you’re just getting started sometimes investing in a high end Diva Ring Light, isn’t always an option.
So I’m going to show you how to create your own Diva Ring Light using pieces that you can get on Amazon or from your local hardware store. All of the links are in the description to the products that I’m using to create this Ring Light. So let’s get started.
To make your own Diva Ring Light you’ll need: Some tubing. This typically comes in a coil of about 3 metres and you can get it longer in 5 metres as well. You only need about a meter of tubing and you can cut the coil using scissors.
Some PVC pipes, you will need to get a straight piece of PVC pipe and a T-section pipe.
Some LED Strip Lights, these are lights on a strip that also comes with a power pack, and this will be the light for the Diva Ring Light. You can get this in a cool light which best represents daylight or a warm light.
A cold shoe mount.
Some adhesive, I’ve chosen a self-mixing instant epoxy and a phone mount.
My LED strip lights are 3 meters in length, and my tubing is 1 meter. So I can do two things, 1 is I can take my LED strip lights and measure it out to be a metre, and then I can cut the LED strip lights where it has the cut point – the marks to cut it there.
So instead of cutting the lights, I’m going to measure it out to be about a metre, and fold the lights so that we get all the lights in about a metre length.
I’ll put my PVC pipes together, the tubing will go into the bottom of the T-section. Then I’ll take my LED strip lights and feed them through the bottom of the tubes and then bring it out through 1 side of the light. So let’s go through here, like that.
Then I take my tubing and feed the light through 1 end of the tubing.
To make it easier to get the lights through the tube you can stretch out the tubes and then shake it. Once you have the Strip Lights fed through the tubing, you can start to bring it all together now, so I’ll take one end of the tubing and attach it to 1 side of that T-section pipe, and I’ll take the other section and feed it through the other section like so. And we’re nearly done.
In order to be able to mount your phone or your camera to your ring light, you will need to attach your Cold Shoe Mount to the top of the T-section of the pipe here. So I’ll take the adhesive that I showed you earlier, add some to the bottom of the Cold Shoe Mount, and attach it to the T-section here. Once the adhesive has dried, you’ll be able to attach your phone mount to the top of the cold shoe and then attach your phone. And then your Diva Ring Light is complete.
So let’s have a look at what it looks like with and without the Ring Light.
So here’s some footage without the Ring Light on, just using the natural light of the room. And let’s go ahead and turn on the ring light now. And this is what it looks like with the light, so I have much better lighting for my videos with my own created ring light.
So there you have it, a step by step DIY ring light tutorial, showing you how to create or make your own ring light using easy pieces that you can get from the hardware store or from Amazon or EBay.
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List of items you will need to make your own Diva Ring Light:
Clear Tubing: http://amzn.to/2nXgAVp
T section pipe: http://amzn.to/2nXfb0X
Straight pipe: http://amzn.to/2nXdmkP
Cold Shoe Mount: http://amzn.to/2nZUnGA
Instant epoxy adhesive: http://amzn.to/2n8IWax
LED Strip LIghts: http://amzn.to/2nXdHDM
Glif Phone Mount: http://amzn.to/2nZRzZS
———Equipment Used To Shoot This Video ——-
Camera – Canon 80D : http://amzn.to/2n0iqBB
Lens – Canon 18-55 Lens: http://amzn.to/2n9QlGW
Microphone Rode Smart Lav+: http://amzn.to/2n0i0Lu
Microphone adaptor – Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adaptor: http://amzn.to/2mwo94i
Rode extension cable: http://amzn.to/2lPjStl
Lighting – Halo Prismatic Ring light: http://amzn.to/2n9wuYP
Tripod – Manfrotto Compact Advance: http://amzn.to/2lRiUIi
This video edited with Screenflow 6 on a Mac: http://saranguyenonline.com/screenflow6
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In this DIY Ring Light tutorial video, Online Marketing Strategist Sara Nguyen shows you how to make a Diva Ring Light using materials that you can get from the hardware store or easily on amazon or ebay.
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