Light Rings - Photography Contest [11 entries]

Light Tunnel Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
61.5%
Contest goal:

NOTE!! *** THIS CONTEST SHOULD BE TITLED "RING LIGHTS" and not "Light Rings" Please read the following guidelines CAREFULLY before submitting you entry as there is a difference in the two terms...

They are expensive and most of use can't effort them but there's ways to fake this effect without using Photoshop. In this contest you're going to have to be creative, do some DIY and build your own ring light simulation. There's some helpfull tutorials online like these and these and there are more.
You'll be able to make a fake ring light for a about USD $5.00 and you can always use it later on, hows that for a deal? Goal in this contest is to photograph something (like an eye) which reflects the homemade light of the ring light. One more catch and this is important: you'll have to post a photo of the device you made as a ring light in the SBS. Using a premade and real ring light is considered to be off theme

(Contest description Edited)


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: robvdn

friiskiwi: more time would have been great for this. ( 5 years and 2353 days ago )
kyricom: We have to MAKE a light ring, or can we simply USE a light ring? ( 5 years and 2353 days ago )
Ory: I predict another high level contest that a week from now will only have 3-4 entries in it, I hope to be proved wrong. ( 5 years and 2353 days ago )
friiskiwi: Mark,
"One more catch and this is important: you'll have to post a photo of the device you made as a ring light in the SBS. Using a premade and real ring light is considered to be off theme"
I will certainly give it a go, if I can find all the bits at a reasonable price. Bet it won't be anywhere the $5 US ( 5 years and 2353 days ago )
robvdn: OK... the title should be RING LIGHTS which is something completely else then LIGHT RINGS... sorry ppl: I (nor any other mod) didn't change the title: don't blame me! My original title was RING LIGHTS. Please read the description if you want to stay on theme! ( 5 years and 2353 days ago )
robvdn: @ORY: this contest is ALL levels ( 5 years and 2353 days ago )
kyricom: oops... guess I should read more closely. ( 5 years and 2353 days ago )
jawshoewhah: So if I decided to duct tape a bunch of Christmas lights into a wreath, obviously jimmy rigged, I use that for my light source and then I take a picture of it? Are LED's our only option? ( 5 years and 2352 days ago )
Contest Moderator: People...Please note this.READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY!!! BEFORE SUBMITTING...this contest is really about RING-LIGHTS and NOT LIGHT RINGS the is a huge difference. Also when posting your entry please ensure to take a photograph of the Home-Made Ring Light and add it to the SBS.

@Jaws...yes, in short answer...if you were to Jerry-rig an acceptable ring light assembly and add it to the SBS, I figure that would be on topic...As long as it's home-made and not a light ready made for purchase (commercial ring light) it should be fine ( 5 years and 2352 days ago )
MnMCarta: You know... I've googled "ring lights" and checked out pictures and makings and stuff and I still don't get this... but I do get that you need to make some kinda round contraption that goes around your lens that has lights but I don't see the difference between the pictures that google showed than using certain kinda lights but this isn't the first contes I haven't been able to do so I'm good. I just take it as a learning experience ( 5 years and 2351 days ago )
Lamantine: That's insane :S ( 5 years and 2350 days ago )
Ory: As soon as we make 1 entry if we use the same light we are not anonymous, I see a couple entries already by the same author for this reason. Can we forgo the anon rule or just 1 entry per ring built? ( 5 years and 2349 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I have a question for the mods. Since we are allowed to enter three times, then that would mean that we would have to use three different light rights, correct? IMO, entering the same ring in the SBS would be the equivalent of entering similar entries. So could a mod please clarify. ( 5 years and 2349 days ago )
friiskiwi: Ory, only Tuesday and already 6 entries. ( 5 years and 2348 days ago )
friiskiwi: Jaws and Ory, I suggest we only enter and SBS for our first entry. ( 5 years and 2348 days ago )
Lamantine: I have a question, as the ring lights must be on the camera lens, that means that members like me who don't have those big cameras cannot enter this contest ? ( 5 years and 2348 days ago )
xynric: can anyone tell me or give me a link on how or where to upload and do this step-by-step guide? pls ( 5 years and 2348 days ago )
robvdn: @Lamantine: it's nowhere writen in the description it has to be ON your camera, as long as you use a homemade ringlight it is a OK. Think creative ( 5 years and 2348 days ago )
friiskiwi: xynric, go to
My Stuff
My entries, you will be able to upload a SBS from there. ( 5 years and 2348 days ago )
xynric: thx for those who help me find where to upload SBS ( 5 years and 2347 days ago )
robvdn: @jawshoewhah: I suppose you can use the same ring light in multiple entries, just make a different SBS (but I'm not the mod of this contest!). ( 5 years and 2347 days ago )
Contest Moderator: The same ringlights are allowed to be used in several entries, it's preferable if you make a different SBS for each but this time it is allowed too to post the same SBS. ( 5 years and 2346 days ago )
gotmeamuse: crap! I painted to many pictures and missed this! ( 5 years and 2345 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Damn I read that way too late. I still had the ring assembled... eh... ( 5 years and 2343 days ago )

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Light Tunnel - created by tothzoli001


Light Tunnel
Favs: 1SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 1/11Score: 61.5% (35)19138 views

This is a champagne glass lighted with a led light ring. (5 years and 2349 days ago)


Pendant - created by friiskiwi


Pendant
Favs: 0SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 2/11Score: 60.7% (30)12755 views

(5 years and 2348 days ago)


The competition - created by robvdn


The competition
Favs: 0SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 3/11Score: 59.3% (25)10673 views

(5 years and 2347 days ago)


Silicone balls - created by robvdn


Silicone balls
Favs: 0SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 4/11Score: 58.9% (20)11529 views

(5 years and 2345 days ago)


the ring of the eye - created by whimsicalb


the ring of the eye
Favs: 4SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 5/11Score: 58.6% (15)10023 views

made a ring light as shown on the web site. (5 years and 2350 days ago)