A Simple Home Studio Setup for YouTube

If you have ever found yourself wondering about basic home studio setups for your YouTube channel, look no further. In this crash course video for a home setup, we'll take a look at the fundamentals to get you up and running.

If you're anything like me, then you know the value of keeping any given setup as simple yet effective as you can manage. Whether it's for a photo shoot, a studio set, your home office, or for video content (be it on location or at home), keeping things effective yet budget friendly is an important stepping stone for your success. In this video from Ryan Kao, we take a look at his basic video setup for creating content from his in-home studio as he explores a setup using an LED lighting panel

Kao breaks down the importance of lighting in video content and some creative ways to help shape and define your style and mood right from home. Using a combination of LED strip lights and basic Edison bulbs, he adds color and interest to his background, something anyone can set up right at home to customize their own look. These days, LED strips are available in pretty much and size and shape that you can imagine (not to mention color), making creative video lighting options almost limitless.

When it comes to video content, do you have a visual preference on lighting? Do you gravitate towards a clean and simple setup that mimics ambient light or do you find yourself enjoying something more complicated? For that matter, how much video content have your created and what was your process like as you went to establish a lighting setup? Leave a comment below or post a photo of your setup for inspiration. 

Evan Kane is a portrait photographer based near Seattle. He specializes in colorful location portraits with a bit of a fairy tale flair. Always looking to create something with emotion behind it, he fell backwards into photography in mid 2015 and has been pursuing this dream ever since. One if his mottos: "There is always more to learn."

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What happens if you don't have a closet shelf to jam the monopod with the boom mic?

You buy or build a closet... then you'll have the shelf... Or a C-stand if you got one?

Sometimes, especially when space is limited or you're just starting out you've got to get a little creative haha. Stacking boxes or using chairs as makeshift stands come to mind