On the blog and vlog today, we're talking all about lighting. What are the lighting technology and techniques you can use to get better looking, better quality, more engaging videos? Watch the video below I created for SEMrush to find out more.
If you don't have any budget at all for any technology your best lighting option is to film outside. Natural light is great because it's free. However, there are issues with natural light in the summer on a bright blue day, you can be bombarded by light and it can be overpowering. Therefore, it is always better to avoid filming the glaring noonday sun in the summertime.
When filming in the winter or on a cloudy day the noonday sun is perfect. The morning and the afternoon time are also good times to film because you're not getting a full-force blast of the sun in your face.
Lighting option 1 - fluorescent kit:
These lighting kits start at around $50. for 2 lights and stands. You'll need two lights, one for each side of the camera.
They are super cheap and they do offer a decent quality of light and a decent quantity of light. They're not that powerful, but they're not overwhelming as well.