The Diva Ring Light was actually my first decent investment in lighting for my YouTube videos. I had been using natural light for over a year, and it just wasn't cutting it! This is my review of the Diva light (I have the supernova model), and this review is sponsored by DVeStore. In this post, I also describe my diva ring light setup.
Diva Ring Light
When I bought the Diva ring light supernova model, I didn't have a dedicated studio where I shoot my YouTube videos. I had to shoot somewhere in my house, and usually, it was the living room. Since I don't have the space to keep studio lighting and whatnot up, I needed a lighting option that was easy, effective and didn't take up much space. That's why I bought the Diva Super Nova Ring Light and I am SO glad I did!
Be sure to watch this diva light ring review on YouTube or click play below.
Diva Ring Light Setup
When you have to rely strictly on natural light, it can be very tricky to plan the shooting of your videos. I live in Upstate NY, so natural light (especially in the winter time!) can be sparse, even in the middle of the day!
So I love that The Diva ring light is so easy to set up, that it doesn't matter what the lighting situation is in my house–I can set up and shoot in any room.
The Diva Ring Light comes with an L-bracket that attaches to your tripod. Then, instead of attaching your camera to your tripod, you attach it to the top of the L-bracket. This props your camera up so it's near the center of your ring light.
Diva Ring Light Supernova
The Super Nova model light ring is the one that I bought, and I chose this model because it is dimmable and it comes with a diffuser sleeve. I've never had any problems with the supernova light, and I highly recommend the Diva brand.
If a light ring is the only light source that you have space for, it's definitely an improvement over using natural light alone, but it's a good idea to utilize the light ring along with natural light.
Save on your Diva purchase! Use the coupon code vidpromom10 at checkout. I love mine, and I highly recommend it! Check out the Super Nova here: https://goo.gl/7LO5Ct
Update: since writing this post, I have moved into a new house with a new office/studio! I have two umbrella lights now, and only use the Diva ring light occasionally when I need a little extra light. To see a full list of my camera and video gear, check my gear list at vidpromom.com/gear! That's an affiliate link, so if you make a purchase I may get a commission.