Webcam Show Lighting

Get Glamorous With Good Lighting
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Note: This setup can be reversed left to right. You may also find moving the back light to the opposite side or even center can yield good results.

Webcam Lighting Setup

Lighting is an essential component of turning a basic webcam into better video quality. Having decent lighting will help keep customers in your room and lead to potential paid shows. No one wants to pay for a show in a room where they can barely see anything. Having great lighting can mean the difference between a quick paid show and a sizzling hour long one! Investing a little time and or money into your lighting setup can definitely pay off for you in the end.

Below you will find some information that you may find handy in improving your lighting including where to purchase some inexpensive light kits and equipment as well as some basic information on 3 point lighting.

If you are just getting started and can't afford a lighting kit you can just pick up some clamp on work lights, some light bulbs (One 100w (key), one 50w (fill) and one 20w (back) and some diffusion paper (or try soft lights even) and some clamps. Just taking those simple steps will still make a huge difference from your ambient room lighting. As an alternate for using diffusers, pointing your lights towards a white wall (or the ceiling in the case of your back light) can help diffuse the light giving you softer shadows.

Key Light

Primary light source 45 degree angle from camera Brightest of the 3 lights

Fill Light

Primary light source 45 degree angle from camera Brightest of the 3 lights

Back Light

Primary light source 45 degree angle from camera Brightest of the 3 lights

Webcam

Primary light source 45 degree angle from camera Brightest of the 3 lights

Lighting Kit Recommendations

Here are some of our favorite (inexpensive!) ways to get yourself looking glamorous with lighting.

Diffusers

Diffusion Paper (Under $10)
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5-in-1 Reflector/Diffuser + Stand
(Under $40)
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Clamps for Reflectors or Diffusion Paper (Under $10)
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Lighting Kits

2275 Watt Lighting Kit (Under $250)
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Two 7 Ft. Stands, One Mini Stand + Umbrellas Light Kit (Under $100)
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Clamp On Work Light with 6 Ft. Cord (under $10)
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