Video Lighting and Background Basics: How to Improve Your Space for Videos and Conference Calls

How can you turn a corner of your home into a pleasant video background? Here are the basics of creating a better background and lighting setup for your videos, vlogs, and calls.

Not a lot of people would have thought of designating space at home for shooting videos, much less invested in equipment to keep it well lit. However, with more and more people staying at home and working from home, it became a more common home improvement project for many various reasons. Some people just like looking good and pleasant when taking video calls for work, while a lot of people have also found opportunities in creating video content whether to teach certain skills, or to simply entertain.

In this video from Justin Espejo, he talks about and demonstrates how you can transform even the most dull-looking space in your home into a pleasant video backdrop. To understand how to achieve an attractive background that complements your talking videos without being distracting, he illustrates how to achieve depth, background separation, and how to use different kinds of light sources to make a balanced frame. With the use of both entry-level video lights and common household light sources, this video can help you kick start your home improvement project for better-looking visuals whether simply for conferencing or creating your own video content. 

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Nicco Valenzuela is a photographer from Quezon City, Philippines. Nicco shoots skyscrapers and cityscapes professionally as an architectural photographer and Landscape and travel photographs as a hobby.

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