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Cheap video lighting for a small studio

Not having a proper light kit isn’t an excuse when it comes to lighting your small studio. Concentrate on the fundamentals and use 3-point lighting, but then get creative.

First, make sure your color temperatures match. Fluorescent lights tend toward green. Incandescent and halogen lights tend to be orange. The sun and LEDs tend toward blue. If you’re mixing light sources, make sure they’re balanced to the same color temperature, unless you’re going for a specific effect.

Next, the fixtures you put them in matter. In my set up, I have this softbox: (affiliate link:, a regular desk lamp, and a clamp light (like you’d get at a hardware store). Each provides a specific type of light from more directional to softer.

Experiment until you get the effect you’re looking for.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.