7 Video Lighting Tips for Youtubers and Filmmakers

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DSLR Video Shooter : Sorry for a long video! I really wanted to have everything covered here. All tips were curated from helping tons of people with their setups over the years! Thanks for watching!

Daniel Schiffer : Great tips Caleb! What focal length are you using for your talking-head here? Looks great!

Omar Sherief : There is too many V-Mount batteries on the market both the cheap and the expensive, which one do you recommend for the Aputure 120D ii to give me full power for a decent amount of time?. And thanks for the amazing tips❤️

The Inventar : Who found out that he is rocking MKBHD merch?

Vinh Dang : sick shirt!

Rob Gianelli : Finally...someone who really understands lighting. I see so many people just throwing a piece of diffusion in front of their light. This only really reduces the amount of light not the quality of light. Quality is determined by the size of the light source and the distance it is from the subject. I also like to feather my main light a bit depending on the skin tone. A darker skin can take more light. Just look at the highlights on the skin and feather the light until the skin “pops” but is not blown out. What a fantastic video..

David Roseberry : Incredibly helpful. Thanks, Caleb. Maybe this isn't your "thing" but I'd love to see some tips on how to use lights in outdoor environments.

Benjamin Arnoux : I wish I wasn’t at work right now!!!! I can’t wait to go home and try this. I feel sorry for my wife and kids. 😂😂😂 They’re team players, though.

Jasper Zanjani : Fantastic, informative video. I wish I could have seen it before I bought 3 cheap LED lamps based on your recommendations from the other video. TL;DW #1 2:30 Use physically large sources of light, or makeshift diffusers to increase the size of light sources. #2 4:42 Use fewer lights #3 6:25 Think about light position: distance to subject, axis of light, and angle. #4 10:45 Try backlighting, especially outdoors with the sun #5 11:35 Use ceilings and walls as makeshift softboxes #6 12:36 Use gel filters #7 13:20 Get the ratios right: between key and fill lighting, and foreground and background lighting

Brandon Taylor : Hi Caleb is it worth upgrading to the 120d mark 2 if you have the original 120d? I usually shoot my YouTube videos at night and think the extra power might help me. Thanks and great video as usual!

Sue Tsugu : The MKBHD special T-shirt caught my eyes I had to watch it a second time to actually listen lol

Alpha Phe Productions : These some Jedi lightning tips, awesome video Caleb!

Infinite Warrior Production : Do more lighting tips on field that will also be really helpful Caleb

Nolan Molt : Great video, great advice 💯 I’ve started creating YouTube videos again and will be implanting these tips on my YouTube videos!! Thank you👊🏻⚡️

Rod Parmenter : Have you compared the 120D M2 with the 300D? I recently purchased the 300 and wonder if I should return it for the 120DM2. Thanks!

ALXMNR : More lighting vids!!! I'm obsessed.

RISHAV JAIN : Oh that shirt, I noticed when you zoomed out. Go MKBHD !

not4fun : I don;t think this auto focus is GH5......... what camera did you used this time?

Shark : Fantastic advice Caleb as always. I wish i waited before I bought this: Dracast S Series Daylight LED500 Video Light with 2 NP-F Battery Plates, Blue. I also got the Dracast light stand, but have also ordered CTB and CTO filters made by Dracast as I'm currently using Rosco Colour Correction Kit, but if you have any advice regarding my light, I would be very, very grateful.

smalltalk.productions : always helpful. i am an appreciative subscriber. BIG thumbs up.

Ian Corzine : Thanks Caleb — this was a VERY good tutorial. Really brought home the concepts to me! 👊🏻😊

Airsoft Action TV : Great video and super helpful. Just bought a pair of YN600s and a YN300 for our YouTube setup. Looking forward to putting these tips into practise.

techline - Linus : Amazing tips, Caleb! Thank you!

Art Svanberg : It's a very nice video with useful information! Thank you for sharing!🙏😊

theFATEfactory : Fantastic explanations 🙌🏽🔥🔥🔥🙏🏽 Any word on when the new easier collapsible light dome will be released?? I’d like to get the full set up with 120v2 🙌🏽

SpryEnd : I saw the notification and went straith to this video ! niceee

Krystal Teela Shalise : Great video! I've been looking at the specs for this light all day.

Carson Wilder : Great tips!! Well done packing so much great info in such a small amount of time!

Real World Endo : Caleb I was interested in this light but I learned they took away the umbrella mount on the previous version. How can you add an umbrella to this light? I would love to buy the 120D Mk ii but need an umbrella option. :(

djTLMtv : Very helpful as usual! 👍🏽

Noir Et Blanc Vie : MKBHD shirt for the win???!!!

AtomicAgePictures : While soft light has its uses, I actually much preferred your demonstration of the hard light. It has much more character texture and looks more interesting and the rather bland defused light.

iupdate : Thanks for sharing these tips!!

VFX Todd : Awesome tips, as usual. The Lighting Master.

AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke : See you at CES?

ARORA Studios : Really like the way you explained this!

DVZN Media : Hey Caleb, love the tips. Another great video.

Greg's Garage : Great tips as always Caleb,. I'm re-doing my set right now, so this was EXTREMELY helpful.

Rick Hutton : Love your channel! Thank you for all of your hard work it is very helpful.

The Enthusiasm Project : Dude, you are awesome. I learn something from EVERY video. Hey

Chris Eyre-Walker : as always Caleb: All the good info packed into a great video. Loved this!

Tea Jay Photography : Backlighting works best with hair, so you (and me) got a problem here ;-)

Joaquim Gonsalves : Thanks a ton Caleb! Definitely gonna bring my light closer in my next video. Would love to hear your thoughts on my current setup. I really wanna get better.

The Transplant Helper : I’ve seen you talk about light before but you should know this was the best ever. Thank you for the great tips.

Dee Normz : Great video once again! but I have a question about it all and I am really confused. Maybe someone here will be able to answer this for sure: There are different ways of lighting a place and or a subject. If you choose to get the lights close to you or further from you you become overexposed or underexposed if you look at the exposure meter (light meter) in your DSLR. I don't really use or master the histogram so, I rely on that dslr light metre. I never seem to get the same result as other videos I watch. I own a Canon T7i and it should give me pretty beautiful videos. I'm just not happy so far.

Derelict Digital : Hey man! What is the best way to reach you for help? Like, I need help improving my YouTube videos, I think yours are awesome, so I'm curious to know how you would change my videos, thank you!

Ryan Allen : Incredibly helpful! Thank you so much!

Matthew Forero : This video should be parenthesed (Aputure 120d II mini-review). I just watched your 300d review and the one thing I REALLY WANTED TO SEE of the 120d (mark 1 or 2) was how it filled the room when bounced off the ceiling. So glad I'm background bingeing your videos and you did that exact test! Thanks for the incredible amount of information you put out there, it's so helpful.

Alex Li : very useful

The Inventar : He reminds me of Peter Griffin from family guy 😂😂