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Light Yourself Without Lens Flare

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Video is king when it comes to content creation. But if you have glasses it can be tricky to light yourself without a bunch of glare on your lenses. In this video, Anne talks about how to set your lights just right to make you look your best.


Good lighting can help give you a professional look on camera.

Today I want to talk to you about the importance of lighting. So now that video is such a prominent feature in our lives, either with Zoom meetings or with YouTube channels where we're trying to present, or we're maybe having an audition, we wanna make the best impression that we possibly can. And I tell you what, I really found that good lighting can help tremendously in establishing a very professional look when you're presenting yourself on camera. I wanna talk a little bit about how I upgraded my studio and my office area to have great lighting.

So the first thing that I wanna tell you about is that you wanna have your lighting, uh, above your eye level to the, I say, to the right and to the left of you so that you don't have something that's completely right in the middle of your eyes. Because number one, I have glasses, so I don't wanna have glare, uh, with light shining in my glasses. And so having a light source that is above me, um, on either side really helps to kind of direct the light here onto my face and give my face a good lighting versus behind me.

These two lights are Falcon Eyes LED Panel Lights. And I have to tell you, they are amazing. I've had a lot of different LED lights and I've invested money, lots of money into LED lights because I used to do a lot of filming for workouts, uh, when the Peeps would meet at my studio. And so I've purchased all different kinds of lighting to make things show up well on video. And these are by far my favorite because the light diffusion is just amazing. It's very soft. It's not harsh at all, and it just works really well with my setup in here. Ad also my setup in my studio, I also have similar lighting above and to the right and to the left, as well as I have an overhead overall light.

Um, and then I have these really cool, what I like to call my accent lights, which are a blue light behind me. And I have a blue light over here, down below me to the side, and they're called the Invisi pocket lights, which I absolutely love. They're super inexpensive. Um, and they basically, you can have any color that you want, and they make really wonderful accent lights that don't consume your entire booth or your entire space with one color. They're kind of like little colored spotlights, which I really absolutely love.

I cannot tell you the amount of people who have complimented me on how great my studio looks or how great -- it's not even how great, how great I look, but in reality, they're commenting about how great I look on camera because I've got proper lighting.

Hey, guys, if you'd like more business tips, check out my videos here. Thanks so much for watching. See you next week.

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About Anne:

Anne Ganguzza is a professional voice actor and award-winning director and producer who works with students to develop their voiceover and business skills - including voice over Coaching and Genre-based Demo Production. She specializes in conversational Commercial & Narration styles, including Corporate, eLearning, Technology, and On-Hold Messaging. Located in Orange County, California, Anne offers private coaching and mentoring services to students via ipDTL and Zoom.


1 Comment

Found this article to be very interesting! May I ask which model Falcon Eyes LED panel you suggest? My search on B& H Photo showed a price range of $39 to $1,239.

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