The biggest question I get asked all the time is:

How can you light yourself on camera?
Without going crazy, spending a small fortune and in a way that looks good!

While everyone’s setup is different, there is no one-size-fits-all solution but I’ve broken it into the most basic elements.

In this video, I show you what my lighting setup is for both my fancy DSLR camera rig and for sitting at my iMac.

You can replace the light boxes used in the bigger setup with paper globe lanterns or even use floor lamps if that’s all you have. The point is to create soft shadowless lighting that’s aimed in the direction of your face.

I left out loads of information in the hopes that you will simply dive in and light yourself in the simplest most effective way possible. (I left out 3 point lighting on purpose.)

Leave a comment and let me know how you’re going to light yourself and film this week!

Here’s a couple of lighting setups if you’re interested:
1. Cowboy kit smaller setup with umbrellas – $60. 
2. Cowboy kit same setup as what I have in the video above – $220. (with extra overhead light not being used in this video for simplicity sake!)

 

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