A ring light might seem like a very specialized piece of lighting equipment, but it provides striking results when shooting portraits. The circular source offers a flattering, even light on a subject and a signature ring-shaped catchlight in the eyes. This version from Neewer is great for beginners. It comes with an 18-inch, 55W, 5500K dimmable LED light, a 61-inch stand, snap-on color filters to adjust the temperature of the light, a ball-head adapter, and a universal power adapter. It's also affordable, which is important for a tool you won't use every day.