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    I thought this might be informative, since lighting is really important as a camgirl.

    My lighting has always been really yellow/orange because my walls are a cream/yellow color, but I never really bothered to try to fix it ... but recently, it started really bothering me ... I know that a lot of you recommend pink lights, but I read somewhere that blue counteracts yellow really well, so I figured I'd order these lights with a blue-ish tint http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and I'm hoping it will help me look more natural. Anyways, I don't have any questions, just thought this might be a helpful thread. I'll update how these blue lights work out if anyone is curious. It should be here within the next couple of days.

    Anyways, feel free to post any questions/comments/etc about lighting. I know this has been posted about before but it's been awhile.

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    Redlights get rid of cellulite! just fyi ladies

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    I just use two desk lamps that have twisty necks on them so I can move them in any direction. I find that pointing the lights towards the wall does wonders for me and makes my skin glow. Also, they were only a buck at the dollar store so it's a win win for me


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    ^ Ooh, good idea. I need to buy a cheap desk lamp. I wish I could find them that price online, no dollar stores near me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammii View Post
    ^ Ooh, good idea. I need to buy a cheap desk lamp. I wish I could find them that price online, no dollar stores near me.
    Try thrift stores!
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    I just got new lighting and I find using 2 daylight bulbs (I think they give off more blue light) along with soft pink work amazingly well. I usually put my two larger lights on the sides, bouncing them off the wall to soften them a little and put the pink one in the center. My lighting looks awesome so I'm scared to move them an inch. I got a lighting +backdrop kit relatively cheap on Amazon (came with bulbs, carrying case, green screen etc).




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    If you are on a Mac you might give iGlasses a try–it really lets you tweak a lot of lighting color balance issues and it doesn't cause any lagging. It's free for a week and $10 for the full program. I can't cam without it!

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    I only cam part time and from my lounge , so ive never really bothered with my lighting. I do sometimes switch my cam on and freakout that someone has dumped a little old lady in my lounge, only to realise its me. So i will be reading this thread with interest as i think i really need to sort it out.
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    right now all using is the lamp thats part of the ceiling in the bed room where i cam but theres this triangle thing that a lot of other models use you get two floor standing lamps put them behind you on either side and then put a lamp in front of you. i had a bad ass floor lamp that i had to leave in CA after my crazy cousin incident but they were lamps with a bunch of movable heads shaped like flowers they still sell them at target for $20 i wish i had more space to have lamps but things are so jammed packed with me and my boyfriends things .... im actually considering moving out next year and getting a one bedroom set up the bedroom as a cam space and set up the living room as a bedroom (i cant get out of that hotel set up thing after living in them escorting for so many years lol) it wouldn't even look that odd because i prefer couches vs beds and im actually sleeping in the couch every night now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoodlebugBites View Post
    If you are on a Mac you might give iGlasses a try–it really lets you tweak a lot of lighting color balance issues and it doesn't cause any lagging. It's free for a week and $10 for the full program. I can't cam without it!
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    I have no professional lighting in my room, only a lamp and my actual light bulb. Am I missing out?

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    I learned a very important tip from a studio I worked for back in the day: For the best lighting, FILL THE ROOM WITH LIGHT, do not point lights directly at you! I have been doing this for years since then...I have a ceiling fan and I put that on with the lights angling in all directions of the room...then I put on a cheap oldskool halogen lamp nearest to where I cam...no lights ever directly at me..all of them filling up the room with light. There are never any weird shadows, and it is much easier on the eyes I have never experimented with colored bulbs, but it should help alot if you have cream/different colored walls. In a condo I rented, I had beige walls and my lights never seemed to be bright enough.

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    the ge reveal bulbs are really good. They look so much better than regular light bulbs I refuse to use the regular white/yellow ones again.

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    ^ The reveal lightbulbs are the ones I bought ... they should be getting here tomorrow. I'm glad you like them so much, makes me feel better about buying them.

    Ah, a "you know you're a camgirl moment" ... you're actually excited to be getting lightbulbs in the mail. Lol.

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    I just bought this 3 point lighting kit. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/190713057911...84.m1439.l2649) XD Hasn't come in the mail yet but it seems like a retarded good deal.

    Maybe a bit excessive, but I figure I should be making professional quality videos if I plan on selling videos.

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    http://www.amazon.com/LimoStudio-Pho...I1FD1QKUBNSKE4

    this is the one i plan on getting much less pricey but i wonder how much urs would make a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatBitch View Post
    Ooooh thanks for that lil tip
    You're welcome! The most awesome feature is being able to lock the exposure. It helps to have something pure white in the scene (this is true for any cam) to get a good color balance. I hold up a crumpled paper towel, lock it down then do tweaks.

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    daylight bulbs are the best. Most crisp clear lighting from what ive noticed.

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    I have a lamp that's like a glowing, rice-paper box (you can get them at Ikea and other economical stores), and it really helps keep me from looking like a scary hag. Toss a pink scarf over that puppy and I go from pasty to angelic!

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    Ive tossed a pink scarf over different kinds of lamps too in order to achieve that angelic look, though im concerned about the safety angle... lol .
    Now, my issue . is.. w/ filtered daylight I look great. but at night time ugh.. shadows in the worst places!! currently I have up one lamp ( w/ 2 bulbs) pointed at walls, and a smaller desk lamp about 10 feet away. Sounds like I am in need of more lighting. I wish I could post a before and after of the difference in lighting. I don't know why, BUT the day light makes my skin, hair, and makeup look like project runway. THEN, at night you can see every blemish, and double chin. I look like a sweaty cryptkeeper with a dark background... * cringes squints and climbs back in coffin*

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    I use the crystal clear light blubs, you get a much clearer and brighter light regardless of the watts

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    I am browsing around for the lighting equipment to brighten up my cam. Which type of lighting is better - Softbox or Umbrella? Or is there a better lighting on budget you can recommend?




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    Default Re: Lighting: Umberlla or Softbox?

    Haven't tried either. I use floor lamps, but have been thinking about getting an umbrella. I wonder if you can use pink bulbs in an umbrella? Or can the umbrella come in a pink tint?
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    Good question!! haha I was looking at the pink bulbs too. Hope others can chime in!




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    I use two "little" soft boxes (under 1 meter, I think the boxes itself are around 80cm, they costed around the 150 euro a piece.. well worth the money, best investment for work I made together with pure silicon vixskin toys) they work so GREAT! I use to use normal floorlamps, and it was a pain in the ass.. I purchased my boxes while working for 3 months and I really cant imagine working without them

    I would recommend getting two of them so you can place one on each side of youre face/workplace/bed/chair so you wont have high contrast shadows hitting youre face (I dont like that myself, it makes me look way better to have a "softlook")
    It makes my feed look so much better, my images is clearer and everything is lighted well (every part of my body, no shadows, also not with toyplay).

    Currently I use slighty yellow toned towels on top of the softboxes, covering it up (just draping them over it); it has 4 lamps in each of the box, if I turn on only two of the lamps my feed is less clear because it is just a bit to dark. When I used the 4 of them it makes my skin to shiny and creates white spots on my skin because of it. The towels make the light perfect, I dont have to aim them at the wall anymore to reflect the light and make it less bright... Only thing I have to do right now is to turn them on and I am ready, before I used the towels, I had to reoganise again every time I started up. I used pink coloured towel first, but it doesnt work well with my skincomplexion (I have a lot of pink/red in my skin, the yellow makes me look more toned instead of more reddish)

    I cant compared the softboxes with an umbrella never used one. But I choose for softboxes because I worked as an photomodel for several years, and like the outcome of the photos made with the softboxes a lot.

    Oh another plusside; it warms youre room up when it is cold, I dont use my heating anymore in my workroom... In the summer it is hellish, but than again, working in heat always is


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