If you spend your time lazily scrolling through Instagram, you are probably familiar with the Selfie Ring. Selfie Rings, or also known as ring lights are contraptions you add to your phone in order to take the best selfie pictures, you need to take advantage of extra boosters, such as wireless remotes, fancy lighting and phone cases that light up when you take a photo.
Almost all your favorite influences uses this new trend, like Kylie Jenner, MannyMUA and NikkiTutorials. But where did this small contraption came from?
A ring flash is a circular photographic flash that fits around a camera lens. Unlike point light sources, a ring flash provides even illumination with few shadows visible in the resulting photographs because the origin of the light is very close to (and surrounds) the optical axis of the lens. It was invented by Lester A. Dine in 1952 for use in dental photography, but now is commonly used in applications such as macro, portrait and fashion photography.
Ring flashes are commonly used in macro (close-up) photography. When the subject is very close to the camera, the distance of the flash from the optical axis becomes significant. For objects close to the camera, the size of the ring flash is significant and so the light encounters the subject from many angles in the same way that it does with a conventional flash with soft box. This has the effect of further softening any shadows.
This circular lighting has evolved from the ring lights our favorite you tuber uses to give them the soft glow, to the portable selfie ring light that anybody can use to vamp up that next selfie you’re posting in Instagram.
How to use
Using Selfie ring lights is fair easy. It usually comes as a cell phone clip-on with foam to protect your cellphone from scratches. You just need to clip in on your phone, turn it on. Some ring lights offer different kinds of lighting options, like warms light, or daylight, it depends on what you have. You should find what kind of light suits your skin the most! After one click and it’s sure that, that selfie will gain lot of likes in Instagram.
Where to buy
Are you now ready to buy some for your own, there are a lot of places you could find one. There are a lot of online stores ready to sell you one for any price points. You could also check out amazon for your next selfie best friend.