Sometimes we see on Instagram or any other social network photos that have a twist that you just can’t get no matter how hard you try. Perhaps it is the lack of the Ring of Light that we so often see our favorite influencers using.
And although there are some quite expensive models, there is a wide range of very inexpensive options that will allow you to give your Instagram photos a more professional touch.
In this article, we have put together some light ring ideas that could become your final buying choice.
You may also be interested in reading our guide on how to become an influencer.
BlitzWolf light ring with clip
BlitzWolf is one of the brands we liked the most when choosing a light ring because of the wide variety of designs it offers. This clip-on model and its two flexible arms caught our attention.
In one of the arms is the ring of light, in this case it is not very large, but it is enough to provide the necessary lighting. And on the other arm you can place your smartphone. We liked the possibility of being able to adjust the height and angle of the two elements (light and mobile) thanks to the flexible arms.
The ring of light in this case has three different tones, one whiter, another more neutral and another warmer, each of the tones having up to 10 different brightness modes.
You will have to find a surface on which to put the clip, because unlike other models, it does not have a fixed base. This can be good or bad depending on your situation. In our experience, it has been easy for us to place it on the edge of any table.
The price is the cheapest and the truth is, it doesn’t look like a cheap device at any time. The value for money of this product couldn’t be better.
In addition, you can currently get a 30% discount on this product if you use the code PCWESBW30 when you buy from Amazon. (Code valid until October 6, 2020).
Webcam AUSDOM PA552
This Ausdom model, besides working as a ring of light, doubles as a webcam which means you can achieve amazing effects during your video calls or online meetings.
The camera sits on any computer (or with a small tripod which is also included) and connects with a USB cable.
Save to 1080p 30 fps and its light ring will allow you to adjust the brightness as you wish. Any object in front of the camera will be illuminated.
In addition to video quality, you gain in audio quality thanks to its noise-canceling microphone, capable of picking up your voice from different angles.
Brightness can be adjusted by touch by pressing the light ring. A very useful device that offers excellent results.
You can buy the webcam on AliExpress through the following link.
BlitzWolf lightweight rim
Another of the BlitzWolf light rings that we had the opportunity to test is this model with base and remote control. Unlike the previous model, the light ring sits on a circular base to which is attached a pole that is elongated to make it longer or shorter.
The light ring is larger than the previous model, it also has three different shades of light, as well as multiple levels of brightness so that you can achieve the desired effect. The hoop can be tilted and rotated 360 degrees vertically.
We liked this model which, thanks to its base, can be used as a desk lamp as well as a light ring for photos. You can place it on your table to illuminate what you are doing.
What’s more, it comes with a clip that you can place on the stick to place your cellphone on it and record or take photos while using the light. Thanks to the remote control, you can also configure your mobile to connect it and take pictures using the remote control. This way it is much easier to take photoshoots for yourself.
This model costs $ 21.98 on Amazon, also offering excellent value for money.
Neewer Lighting Hoop Lighting
If you’re on a less tight budget, you might want to take a look at more expensive models, especially if you’re looking for an even more professional finish. The decision to go for a cheaper or more expensive model will be the degree of professionalism you are looking for.
Neewer offers this 48cm diameter dimmable LED ring light with a 155cm tripod. There are also different filters that you can place in the light to achieve different effects on your photos.
Like most light rings, it comes with a stand to place your mobile while recording and a bluetooth remote control so you can work without anyone’s help. A carry bag is included so you can transport the kit from one location to another.
You can buy this ring light on Amazon for $ 76.99.
Mactrem lightweight rim
This Mactrem light ring model offers two different forms of support: on the one hand you can use a clip to place it on a monitor or computer (very useful to use if you have frequent online meetings) and also a tripod to rest on a smooth surface.
The clip is not as large as the one offered by the first model on this list, but it will still be able to fit on a variety of surfaces. If you prefer, you can use the tripod which in this case is not too high.
Like almost all light ring models, you can adjust the light quality and brightness to your preference.
You can buy this luminous ring on Amazon for $ 21.99.
PEYOU light hoop with tripod
The Peyou brand offers this 128 centimeter light tripod ring. In this case, you can place your smartphone or camera inside the circle. The truth is that the effect obtained varies very little by placing the mobile in the center of the ring or a little lower as in previous models.
You will have three tones: cool white, warm white or warm light, to be able to achieve the effect you want. The ring measures 26 centimeters in diameter and can also be rotated 360 degrees so that you can place it exactly in the position you need.
The tripod is available in three different colors: gold, silver or black. Being a tripod, instead of a base or clip, carrying it from one place to another can be a bit more cumbersome. Still, many photo professionals will prefer to get a tripod for its versatility.
This model is available on Amazon for $ 39.98.
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