How To Build A Square Ring Light for Less Than $10

I know that Square Ring Flash is kind of an oxymoron, I mean how can it be both square and ring shaped. Well if they can do it in boxing, we can do it in photography. Making a square ring light is significantly easier than making a circled ring light, as strait lines as easier to handle. So easy in fact that you can be done with a ring light in half an hour and $10 as Isiah Xiong demostrates.

How To Build A Square Ring Light for Less Than $10

The build is centered around few pieces of Foamcore, which is a very popular material with DIY lighting builds, and is basically just a huge hollow square where you can fit a model’s face in the middle of it. Strobes go on any of the corners and bounce and reflect light inside the square.

How To Build A Square Ring Light for Less Than $10

As with other big ring lights, the surrounding give a very flattering look, while the catch lights are a bit of a personal taste.

How To Build A Square Ring Light for Less Than $10

How To Build A Square Ring Light for Less Than $10

For full build, head over to ixiong.

P.S. We shared a similar concept built with florescents a while back, if you wanna go continuous light

P.P.S. – if you rather not handle a utility knife, we have a DIY ring flash in the DIYP store.

  • Fandart

    I can’t see any lightsource. Is it somewhere inside?

  • http://www.vividthemes.net/ Aleksandar

    If this is the only source of light on example images than the light is not bad but reflection in the eyes looks so terrible

  • Björn Lubetzki

    I don’t see a 10$ square “ring” light. What I see is a 10$ square light modifier. Big difference. I like the catchlight and I’m not saying that I don’t like the tutorial. I’m just saying that this light doesn’t cost you 10$. The light modifier cost you 10$ + the cost of two flashes and some form of trigger.