Loading

MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.

Download Now

MaximSachs

DIY Led Ring Light

by MaximSachs Feb 29, 2012
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Please Login to Comment

I don't have any to upload right now, but its like having a big flashlight attached to your camera. The model is fine as it is, but if you have the knowledge I would recommend to put the LEDs at an increased angle towards the outer ring so the light cone becomes bigger. It is fine for my normal camera, but if I attach a fisheye there is only a big light circle in the middle and its dark towards the image edges so there some improvement would be possible

I was just asking because I'm curious how the lights looks in subjects' eyes when doing close-up portraits (if it's discernable from the average ring flash).

If you're planning on further investigation, you'd need a lot of light to cover all that a fisheye can see. If you want to spread the light wider, you can vary the angle of each ring, so you effectively have tiers varied direction (ie - inner ring facing forward, and each ring slightly more angled out than the one before.

A parabolic design with a white/reflective surface would create stronger light, but the parallel lines created by the parabola would mean you'd have to increase diameter for the width of coverage area.

Anyway, great work, I really like the aesthetic and can't wait to see how you improve upon what you have.