If you’re into ring-flashes, this should be one of the most fun projects ever. It mixes together some paper, glue, scissors and, of course a strobe to print and then fold your ring flash.
You will need
- A few sheets of paper. A3 is the best, but with some extra gluing A4 or letter will do great
- Scissors (or, if you are a DIY ninja a utility knife)
- Glue (I love UHU sticks)
- A ruler
- Clothing pegs
- A PDF that you can generate here.
Step 1 – Getting the template
A really no brainer step here. Go to the Ring Flash Template Creator, enter your camera and flash dimensions (default is D300 and SB800) and click generate PDF.
Then print the resulting PDF.
Step 2 – Cut the outer line
There are four shapes, cut the outer lines for each of those shapes.
Step 3 – Cut the inner lines
Each red line represents a cut. Cut all the red lines. (Each dotted line represents a fold)
Step 4 - Body
follow the pictures to glue the body of the ring flash. You may want to use those pegs to hold things in place till they dry off. (the upper box for example)
Step 5 – Inner ring
Take the short strap from step three and bend it circlewise. Use glue to attach it to the body.
step 6 – Hood
fold and glue along the hood lines
Step 7 – Attach hood and body
Step 8 – Complete the ring
Use parts of the other long strap to complete the ring.
Use glue to attach the upper ring.