Which ring light do you use?

10 months 3 weeks ago #733846 by Eve Paloma
Good morning!
I'm incredibly new to photography, and I'm really excited to sink my teeth in some product photography!
I run an online shop selling letters, so I want to handle product shots, social media, lifestyle shots etc. figured out a ring light would be quite essential. My question is: is there a substantial difference in quality? I found some for 30 and 200 bucks, and while I want my light to enable crisp shots and compensate for my sparse natural light, I am running on a budget. 

I'd love if some of you experienced people could through in your two cents, thanks a bunch!

Eve Paloma


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10 months 3 weeks ago #733935 by r1ch

Eve Paloma wrote: Good morning!
I'm incredibly new to photography, and I'm really excited to sink my teeth in some product photography!
I run an online shop selling letters, so I want to handle product shots, social media, lifestyle shots etc. figured out a ring light would be quite essential. My question is: is there a substantial difference in quality? I found some for 30 and 200 bucks, and while I want my light to enable crisp shots and compensate for my sparse natural light, I am running on a budget.
I'd love if some of you experienced people could through in your two cents, thanks a bunch!
Eve Paloma


If you are new. do you have a box? If not look at these.
This is an amazon search. watch the video on this page.
www.amazon.com/s?k=shoot+through+studio+...2C153&ref=nb_sb_noss
www.amazon.com/dp/B08TT78WFB
www.amazon.com/dp/B07LBKXNGL

If you have a box, then quality lighting would be things like these.
GVM RGB Video Lighting, Led Video Light Kit with APP Control, 2 Packs 850D or this type of light with a rating of CRI 97+
www.amazon.com/GVM-Video-Lighting-Photog...erence/dp/B099ZRFB28
There are all sorts of ways to shoot products.

I think it is important to have a box or studio that has a rounded back so there is no discernible corner where the floor meets the back wall. Then you don't have to edit out the line in post which is a big time saver. If you choose some of the inexpensive options at the top, you will figure out their limitation (size of box, quality of light, brightness of light) then you can upgrade when you understand the final product and buy more expensive options if you like. You may completely satisfied with a little mini studio like these. I don't think a ring light is the best option, even if you have a studio setup. But that is my humble opinion. Some people will tell you it is great. But I think the boxes are better with better lights.


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