Camgirl Lighting Tips – 3 Best Lights for Camming

In addition to having a great webcam, you need to remember that lighting is a REALLY important factor in looking your best on cam (and making that cash!). If you ever see a girl who’s ‘glowing’ and looking beautiful and clear, it’s likely that she is using special studio lightsNo worries, they are not that complicated and can be bought on Amazon! So, what are the best lights to use while camming? This diagram shows that you ideally need 3 lights to light yourself with, also called the “3 Point Lighting Setup”.

 

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I would say that 2 specialty umbrella lights (“key” light and “fill” light) and your room’s overheard light or sunlight from a window (“back” light) will be enough and will give you a GREAT advantage over someone without extra equipment. Don’t overthink it too much, just make sure you’ve got a few umbrella lights illuminating you.

Here is my Number 1 suggestion for lights to use on cam:

 

LimoStudio-Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit

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As I mentioned, the difference will be amazing! These umbrella lights showcase your features, and all the shadows that make you look old, dull and not as attractive will disappear! It’s the investment that will give you the most return for the money.

This kit includes everything seen in the photo above:

  • 2 Tall stands with bulbs & umbrellas
  • 1 Short stand with bulb
  • Umbrella carrying case
  • Bulb carrying case

 

To try something different and to give yourself a warm, sunny glow, you need a GOLD umbrella. I recommend using this one:

CowboyStudio 43in Black & Gold Photo Studio Umbrella

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This umbrella can be interchanged with the white ones from the lighting kit and you can create your perfect lighting, either with using one white and one gold umbrella or even with 2 gold ones!

 

Another good option is to get this kit, which includes two white umbrellas and a gold one, so you can try out different options to see what works for you. It’s definitely the most versatile!

CowboyStudio Photo Studio Soft Reflective Umbrella Continuous Triple Lighting Kits, 600 Watt Output Kit

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A very popular choice for camgirls are softboxes! They create beautifully diffused light and are used by professional photographers, so you know they’ll be great for cam.

My recommendation is this set by Limo Studio:

LimoStudio 700W Photography Softbox Light Lighting Kit Photo Equipment Soft Studio Light Softbox 24″X24

 

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Play around with them and you will not regret this purchase. Along with a good webcam, lighting will make or break your camming, and good lighting will help you get started on the right foot! Good luck!

 

Fun Lighting Ideas for Camming

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Once you’ve figured out what lighting kits to get for your basic cam room lighting, you can move on to some fun lights to set the right mood and atmosphere for the room. Do you want it to be girly & romantic, sultry & mysterious, or totally eye-catching? I put together some options for various moods. The best part is that these lights are movable and customizable, so if you don’t like a particular look, you can easily change it around.

 

Girly & Romantic – Fairy Lights!

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Fairy lights are so soft and girly and give a very sweet look to your room on cam. They’re very popular with girls I see on Myfreecams. They give you that sought after girl-next-door look. There are SO many options for fairy lights on Amazon – from regular white lights to rainbow colored, to different designs like stars and flowers, and even fabric flower lights! You can put them up above your bed, on your headboard, around your windows, tape them up in a design on a wall – just about anything you can come up with! Click on the photos below to get them on Amazon.

 

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Sultry & Mysterious – Backlighting

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Set the stage for some sexy fun with dimmed lights and colored LED light strips around your room – red, purple, blue to add a pop of color and sultriness. They’re easy to install – just cut the strips to the length you need and tape them right to the wall, shelving, or any furniture. I find that the backlighting effect is very eye-catching and alluring and gives off that ultra exclusive club vibe. If you have the personality to pull it off (this is not the look for the shy girls!) definitely go for this option. Your viewers will definitely appreciate this choice. You can buy these LED strips from Amazon at this link.

 

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Disco Cam Night!

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Alright, if none of the looks I’ve listed strike your fancy, why not try a disco ball to liven up the room? There’s no way this won’t improve your mood and get you in a great state of mind to entertain! These are easy to install, in a sense that there’s no need to attach them to the ceiling, as you just put them on the floor or a table. Check out these to get the (disco) ball rolling! I particularly like the lotus flower-shaped one.

 

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Don’t underestimate the power that lighting has on creating a fun and sexy vibe in your room, which will in turn increase your tips, so it’s definitely one of the important camgirl tools to have. Whatever lighting accessories and room decorations you go with, remember to experiment and pick one that suits your personality and gets you in the [clink id=”60″]best mood on cam.[/clink] 🙂 Good luck!