DIY Photography: Ring Flashes Are Expensive. Make Your Own Using Fiber OpticsS

Budding portrait photographers take note: Ring flashes are a sometimes necessary, but expensive tool you might need to really make those stages shots pop.

Short on cash but high on DIY skills? Try this project on for size and get back to worrying about the shot, not the lighting.

The rig is certainly a bit convoluted when all is said and done, but all those fiber optic bundles have a certain sci-fi quality that I enjoyed. [Hack a Day via MAKE]