One of the best ways to take your video from amateur to professional is lighting.
Here are three things to consider when setting up lighting for your on-camera video:
- Keep your backdrop simple and do not sit in front of a window.
- Make sure you’re in a room with good lighting but be cautious of having too much overhead lighting because it can cast ugly shadows.
- Always have a light on your face (and I don’t mean with your computer screen). A selfie ring is an inexpensive option that fits over your iPhone or laptop camera. If you’re ready to get fancy, you can invest in an LED light.
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