How to use selfie light

what to know

  • Standard Ring Light: Mount the ring light to the bracket. Open the camera app to test the view and adjust the height.
  • Next, turn on the ring light, adjust the brightness as needed, and take a selfie.
  • Connect the ring light: Attach the ring light or light housing to your phone. Test, adjust brightness and capture.

This article explains how to use a selfie light, whether it's the type that's set up on the front of your phone, or the type that's attached directly to your smartphone or embedded in a phone case.

Taking the perfect selfie is harder than it looks, especially in low light. With a selfie light, you can brighten objects so your selfies don't look dull, shadowy, grainy, or unflattering.

These are very basic instructions on how to use a standard ring light; the instructions will vary depending on the type of ring light you have.

  1. See the instructions for your specific ring light for assembly. If it doesn't come with its own tripod or stand, you may need to securely attach it to a separate tripod.

  2. Place the ring light stand or tripod on a solid surface and adjust its height.

  3. Attach your smartphone to the center part of a stand or tripod so that it is completely surrounded by light. It's up to you to put it in portrait or landscape mode.

    The traditional way to use a ring light is to place the device inside the ring, but you can experiment with lighting angles by placing the device on its side.

  4. Open the selfie or camera app to test the view and readjust the height if necessary.

  5. Turn on the ring light and use the dimmer to adjust the brightness.

  6. Take a selfie.

The following instructions are designed to give you an overview of how to use the attachable ring light and light-up phone case. They vary in design and functionality, so your specific instructions may differ from what you see here.

  1. See instructions for your specific attachable ring light or illuminated phone case. In most cases, simply clip the attachable light to your device or attach the light-up case to it, just like any other case.

  2. Turn on the light.

  3. Open any selfie or camera app to test the view.

  4. Use a dimmer to adjust the brightness.

  5. Try holding your device at different angles and see how this affects your shots.

    If you want to be hands-free, consider using a selfie stick to take longer shots, or a tripod.

  6. Take a selfie.

  7. Don't forget to charge the battery that can be connected to a ring light or lighting box when the battery is low.

Of course, the standard ring light isn't just for selfies; Most professional photographers use them, especially if they specialize in portrait photography. The flash is mounted inside a ring with a hollow center. This type of ring light comes with its own stand or is mounted on a tripod. The smartphone or camera is positioned in the middle of the ring, so the selfie is bathed in even light.

The standard ring light is perfect for makeup artists and other creatives who want to showcase their skills without the need for a handheld device. Whether you want to strike a pose or record a tutorial on how to apply winged eyeliner, a standard ring light is the best option because it leaves your hands free. One major drawback is that the standard size is much larger and therefore not nearly as convenient as the standard one that attaches to your phone. They can also be expensive.

The Attachable Selfie Ring Light is just like a standard ring light, but much smaller and doesn't have a stand or tripod. They clip onto the top of the device so that the camera sensor is surrounded. The selfie light can connect to any iPhone and any Android phone, regardless of manufacturer.

The attachable selfie right light is perfect for those who like to take casual selfies and don't mind holding the device up with their hands. Because they are smaller, they are more portable than standard ring lights and are often more cost-effective.

Glowing phone cases take ring lights to a whole new level. This is a phone case that emits light from its perimeter.

If you want your selfie light to be as discreet and easy to use as possible, then a light-up phone case is for you. It's a real protective case so you can keep it on your phone, making it the most convenient selfie light option. Unfortunately, light-up phone cases don't offer the same protection as protective cases, so they won't protect your device if it's dropped or gets wet.