Comment: YouTube lighting will transform your vlogs

If you want people to take you seriously on YouTube, your videos need to look good.

The key to making a beautifully sharp vlog on YouTube is top-notch lighting, but if you’re filming inside on a dark and gloomy day then that becomes quite a challenge.

This post isn’t an advert for one lighting kit in particular, it’s a reminder that good lighting will take your vlogs to the next level.

I recently picked up a lighting kit from Amazon UK for around £70 and it’s easily the best YouTube-related purchase I’ve ever made and possibly ever will make. This post isn’t an advert for one lighting kit in particular, though, it’s a reminder that good lighting will take your vlogs to the next level.

Although I’m no expert when it comes to lighting, I’ve found this kit below (there’s alternatives out there) has really given my videos a new burst of life. It arrives with two large light boxes on adjustable tripods and some big ‘ol bulbs to light up your room.

If you’re thinking of picking up a softbox, I’d recommend getting another one to partner it so you can place one either side of you during filming. This means for a nice, balanced look and better lighting coverage.

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One of the best buys I’ve made all year, you know.

I’m a couple of weeks into using these new lights and already my videos have gone from dark, grainy and amateur-feeling to sharp and bright with a professional finish.

You know who else uses solid lighting to make their vlogs ‘proper profesh’? Zoella, Marcus Butler, Joe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, Oli White, Caspar Lee and Charlieissocoollike, to name a few.

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Connor Franta‘s vlogging lights do a good job, dontcha think?

Ultimately, if you’re serious about YouTube, you’ll need some lights. From what I’ve found, giving your videos that polish doesn’t have to cost hundreds of pounds, either. I’ve seen perfectly suitable kits for beginner’s ranging from £50-100. Do your research based on your needs and you’re likely to pick up a bargain.

If you’re serious about YouTube, you’ll need some lights.

It’s obvious: A good lighting kit is key to making your videos look more professional than ever before.

How do you light your YouTube videos? Let us know your setup by tweeting us at @TubeChum.

Thumbnail: Andrés Nieto Porras

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