With so much technology available, taking great photographs should be breeze, right? After all, today’s cameras and cellphones have technology that lets you focus on any object. Your face, products, kids and more you can even reduce red eye and compensate for most lighting situations.
However, we all know sometimes pictures and videos can turn out less than perfect and that camera don’t always catch that perfect video/picture. Even when you’re on YouTube it’s even harder to find good lighting. I’ve been doing YouTube reviews for some years now and what I found when conducting my reviews is when you look around for lighting for YouTube video there’s not many options.
Now mind you I have a few lights I use but none that has given me the wow factor when I’m using YouTube. Terrible lighting makes it harder to see exactly what you’re doing and most people just like myself would rather skip the video until I can find something with better lighting than to sit there trying to figure out what is going on.
I know for me I’ve even unsubscribe from some YouTube channels because of bad lighting and I’m sure I’ve lost a few followers too in the begining.
That is why I have to emphasize that when you start a YouTube channel you must have great lighting! I can hear you asking the same question I asked when I started my YouTube channel….. How do you get good lighting for YouTube videos?
- Find a nice cozy room.
- Close your blinds to block out daylight.
- Make sure your light has the brightness you need to capture your face or object.
- Position your light in many angels so you can find the right spot to video chat.
- Last make sure you can attach or move your light anywhere in the room.
I think with these tips and good lighting your YouTube video should come out fine. Just remember, it’s all in the lighting so take some time to find what is the best lighting angel and close up shot for you. Ask your friends or family to offer feedback before you start your YouTube video chatting.