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  1. Ringlights create interesting reflections in the eyes Diamond created the ring light using what seems to be a panel board, which he carved to create holes to fit light bulb holders. He also carved out some notches to allow him to shoot through at different angles as well as make the whole thing lighter. The main benefits of using a ringlight is being able to shoot with a shallow depth of field.
  2. DIY Ringflash THE MATERIALS: 12 5-10W led light bulbs dimmable 12 E27 Sockets Light dimmers Some wires made for lamps (2×1,5mm2) flat cable 2 70x40mm angles Some screws and bolts. Using screws, or cable ties, attach the 12 sockets to the chandelier at even spaces. Adding A Mounting Bracket. Place the two angles opposite of each other. Place the Chandelier in the middle with both rails caught by the angles. Lock the angles with a bolt and a nut. More information: diyphotography
  3. How to Build a Cool DIY Ring-Light for Just $25 On this video Matthew Perks from the popular Youtube DIY channel DIY Perks, demonstrates an interesting photography/videography related lighting DIY project for building an inexpensive ring light from LEDs. Perks didn’t use heat-sinks for the LEDs – this can be a problem as LEDs get very hot very quickly so it is very much recommended that you do connect heat-sinks to remove access heat. As always – these sorts of DIY projects can be dangerous (LEDs can easily melt and batteries might explode if they get too how) so do this at your own risk and only if you know what you are doing!
  4. 5 Reasons You MUST Try Out a Ring Light This Weekend If you’ve never given a ring light a try, this weekend is the time to make. it. happen. Beyond offering beautiful, soft light that is perfect for capturing amazing straight on portraits, there are many reasons why you should add the ring light to your repertoire. 1. That Catch Light Tho The first is the most obvious: a ring light means one of the coolest, most attractive catch lights (the light reflection in your subject's eye) in the business! 2. It Makes a Awesome Prop The light doesn’t have to be off-camera. In fact, one of the coolest effects you can get in a portrait is to have your subject hold it themselves. The darker the surroundings the better: let that ring be the only source of light. 3. You Can DIY Your Own for Cheap His cost only $70, but he estimates that it’ll run you between 50 and 100 depending on how fancy you want to get. The results he’s gotten (like the photo below) speak for themselves. “I can’t afford it” isn’t a good excuse… sorry. 4. It Helps You Capture Killer Closeups The very nature of a ring light requires that you get very close, and the way the light spills across your subject’s face is absolutely stunning. When taking close-ups, a ring light is extremely hard to beat… 5. It’s Great for Macro Photography The ring light reflection in the drops is gorgeous, and the close-up nature of a ring light/ring flash makes it perfect for many macro photography applications. If water drops aren’t your thing, here’s another beautiful macro example captured with a ring light: Basic ring lights range in price from cheap $10 bulbs to $100 and beyond for higher-end LED setups. More information: 500px DIY: How To Build Your Own Ring Light Meet Jay Russell a.k.a. The Photo Fiend, a self-taught creative portrait photographer based in Calgary. Want to improve your portraits with a full, soft light on your model? Jay can teach you how to make your own ring light. So you too can use it to shoot stunning portraits like the images below! HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN RING LIGHT by Jay Russell This is a tutorial on the ring light I made that I use for most of my portrait work on 500px. I’ve made a few DIY lights since making my first ring light, but I still prefer the original 12 lights on a 24″x 24″ plywood to be the best light for my portraits. It’s not difficult to build, but just a warning—because you are working with electricity, I recommend getting an electrician to build it for you or at least provide you with some guidance. If you wire something wrong, you can easily end up electrocuting yourself, so please be safe and take all the necessary precautions. You can do this project for about $50-$100, depending on the specific materials you decide on using. My cost for this project is $70. It will take about 1-3 hours to complete. MATERIALS 14-gauge household wiring (approximately 10 ft) Standard light sockets x 12 24″x 24″ plywood. I used 1/4″ fir, 3/8 would be stronger A light switch. I decided on a 600-watt dimmer switch 12 light bulbs. CFL or incandescent work fine. Keep in mind incandescents run hot. Make sure you don’t go over the wattage that your switch can handle. I used regular 40-watt household bulbs. Power cord Small bag of wire connectors Zip ties Bracket and spigot for mounting to a light stand Electrical tape Electrical box TOOLS Jigsaw Drill Wire cutters and strippers Screwdriver Pliers Box cutter Measuring tape Pencil String INSTRUCTIONS Measure and mark the center of your plywood at 12 inches. Then attach the string to your pencil to draw the inner circle you need to cut out. Use one of the light sockets to gauge the distance you need to make it. Then, do the same for the outer circle. Use the jigsaw and cut out your inner and outer circles. For the outer circle, leave one corner in tact, so you have a spot for the switch and mounting bracket. Once you are done, you’ll have a teardrop shape with a hole in it. You can measure and mark 12 evenly spaced points for the light sockets. I just spaced my sockets out and marked everything without measuring. Drill the 12 holes out with a 7/16″ bit, or whatever is close enough so that you can feed 4 wires through. Next you’ll need to strip the wire. Remove the outer shield and cut off 8-10″ strips of the black and white pairs. You’ll need 12 pairs in total. Then you’ll need to strip the ends of every wire, roughly 3/4″ bare wire and use the pliers to make hooks on the bare wire. You’ll feed 4 wires through each of the 12 holes you drilled and wire each light socket. I wired mine in parallel. You’ll want to take your time, and make sure you don’t mix up the polarity. The 2 white wires go to the two gold contacts on the light socket. The 2 black wires go to the silver contacts. Make sure you feed the wire onto the contacts clockwise, so that when you tighten the screws, the wire doesn’t spin off. Double check your work, and do not mess this up. As you wire around the ring, you should have 1 white and 1 black wire left. Do not wire these into the socket you started with—you will wire these into the switch according to the instructions that come with your switch. For my dimmer switch: White wire goes directly to the power cord The black gets wired into the switch The ground from the switch goes to the ground on the green power cord Secure your wires with wire connectors and tape them. Now is a good time to test your handiwork. Screw a light bulb into the last light socket, and test it out. It should work like a regular light switch. If it doesn’t work, then you messed up and you’ll need to unplug your light and double check your wiring. After you know your wiring works and it’s NOT plugged into the outlet, zip tie everything in place. Drill small holes for the zip ties. You can also cut off the tip of the teardrop, so you have a flat edge for your mounting bracket. Important: Make sure you are NOT plugged into the wall when you’re working on your light! I zip tie everything, including the bracket and switch. Make sure there is no bare wire coming out the back of the light sockets or the switch. Throw your ring light on a light stand, screw in your bulbs and test it out! We hope you found this tutorial helpful! Follow Jay Russell on instagram to see more of his work.
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  6. LED Ring Lighting | Makeup Pictures For Instagram NanGuang CN-R640 LED Ring Light is the ideal lighting setup for YouTube channels or vlogs It works well for one person interviews, tutorials and works extremely well for makeup artists or anyone who wishes to do makeup tutorials or any video that focuses on the face of a person. still life , portrait , interview and advertisement The NanGuang CN-R640 LED ring light gives a very balance lighting effect on the face, removing the harsh shadows. Buy Now $196.00 Free international shipping UPS Express 5-8 days (CN-R640) Buy Now $190.00 Free international shipping DHL 6-13 days (CN-R640) Buy Now $19.79 Free international shipping (Camera Mounting Bracket) How I Take/Edit My Makeup Pictures For Instagram
  7. Awesome LED Ring Light for any Smartphone This selfie light gives you a beautiful selfie even in low light conditions. It will give you those gorgeous light rings in the eyes like models have and the magazines. Ring Light LED bulb is specially designed to provide supplemental or side lighting for photography in the night or darkness. The light helps you to get higher quality pictures and videos even in a low-light place. This light is perfect for makeup artists, it will not wash out the makeup. Buy Now $ 4.99 Free international shipping Buy Now $ 7.99 Free international shipping Buy Now $ 10.14 Free international shipping Buy Now $ 9.99 Free international shipping Best Selfie Ring Light • Lighting for Makeup Artist Buy Now $ 25.99 Free international shipping (12-20days)
  8. On October 13, 2016, Boston mayor, Martin J. Walsh unveiled the new LED-based architectural lighting of Boston City Hall. The lighting debut was during this year’s final Beer Garden on the Bricks event, themed “Light Bright Beer Garden.” The city intends the new LED lighting to highlight and enhance the building’s original design and increase public safety. The exterior lighting installation is one among several ongoing initiatives to highlight City Hall and City Hall Plaza and make them more inviting for residents. “I am proud that for the first time in its 48 year history, Boston City Hall is going to shine,” said Mayor Walsh. “This state of the art lighting system will help make City Hall the civic heart of our city by livening up the plaza, while making the area safer and connecting us to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Bringing new light to City Hall is symbolic of a more responsive vision here at City Hall, one that is meant to be engaging, inspiring, and serve as a beacon of the city and our values.” New LED fixtures replaced the original Metal Halide exterior recessed lighting and the existing floodlights that illuminate the building’s lower levels and accentuate the entrances. The new fixtures cover the building in a warm white light, and they can produce a broad range of colors. Such color options can allow the City to light the building to acknowledge a variety of celebratory and public events. The mayor lit the building blue to recognize the police officers injured in East Boston, and as a further demonstration of its light changing capability, the mayor changed the color to pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink lights at city hall added to pink lighting of numerous buildings and landmarks around the city. The lighting highlights the original three-part design of City Hall. The lower levels house the public spaces of the building. The symbolic spaces including the middle sections hold the offices of the Mayor and the City Council, and the administrative spaces crown the building and house the administrative functions of government. According to the city, the new exterior lighting improves security lighting. The city says that the system allows for the floodlights and associated conduit added to the building over the years to be entirely removed. “By illuminating its iconic and bold form, City Hall’s interaction with Boston’s urban fabric may be reinvigorated,” said David Eisen FAIA, Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) Vice President for Communications. “It’s a decisive step toward transforming one of the most internationally renowned buildings that make up our distinct architectural heritage.” The new fixtures are more energy efficient than the Metal Halide fixtures and the existing Flood Lights that they replace. The LED lighting is expected to save the city about 300,000 kWh of electricity annually compared to the replaced lights. The LED technology has a projected 20-year lifespan compared to the 4-year life of the metal halide lights that the LED system replaces. The City expects additional savings from the cost of maintenance and light replacement. Arcade lights have also been retrofitted with LED lighting to complement the new City Hall lighting. The same controller will be able to operate and coordinate both the arcade lights and the City Hall lights. “It is wonderful that the City is taking this opportunity to recreate its own home place – City Hall – as the keystone and central event in an ongoing pursuit of improved illumination for our city,” said Todd Lee, President of LIGHT Boston. Based on materials from boston.gov
  9. An appreciative whoop went up from the crowd gathered Thursday night as the switch was flipped on the latest light installation by San Antonio artist Bill FitzGibbons. From a vantage point on the 21st floor of the Frost Bank Tower, members of the arts community and city officials watched as “Kinetic Skyline” illuminated the Bank of America Plaza with a display of blue and green light. “I’m really over the moon about this project because with this tremendous support from the owners of the building we were able to realize one of the largest light sculptures in the state of Texas,” FitzGibbons said. Located at 300 Convent Street near the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the 28-story Bank of America Plaza is one of the tallest buildings downtown. “It’s got all these stair step bays that go up along the side of the building, and so I thought that that would be really an interesting approach to go in there and emphasize those bays, which you visually can’t really see from a distance,” FitzGibbons said earlier. Created with computerized LED lights, the effect of the installation is of a series of eight columns climbing up facades on the north and south sides of the building. FitzGibbons also created programs for holiday displays. Thursday night, he demonstrated the schemes for the Fourth of July and Fiesta. The Bank of America Plaza is owned by Houston-based Griffin Partners and New York-based Clarion Partners. It is currently undergoing capital improvements. “The building has had exterior lighting on it, I guess, since it was built,” said Lee Moreland, executive vice president of Griffin Partners. “It’s basically a dull, amber-colored lighting that we knew would need to be replaced, but not until the introduction to Bill did we contemplate that it could be something much more.” FitzGibbons has created several light-based public artworks around the country. In San Antonio, they include “Centro Chroma Tower” at VIA’s Centro Plaza; “San Antonio Colorline” at the University Health Center-Downtown Brady Green Clinic; “Light Channels,” beneath the underpasses at Commerce and Houston streets; and “Day Star Archway” at the San Antonio International Airport. He has received videos of bands performing and photos taken at the underpasses transformed by the installations. “To me, that’s the magic and power of public art,” he said. “You can see that throughout the city where you go in and you do a public art piece like the Sebastian piece down by the Alamo or (Donald) Lipski’s internally lit fish hanging from the underpass on the Museum Reach or the George Schroeder sculptural wall that’s at the county courthouse downtown,” FitzGibbons said. “These projects really enliven our built environment and create a magic that contributes to the quality of life of urban living.” Video: http://www.billfitzgibbons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MAH04174.mp4?_=1 http://www.billfitzgibbons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MAH04351.mp4