My very first setup was just my phone, a selfie stick, and ring light. Truly. That’s it.
I didn’t go to school for production or anything like that. But after watching hours of YouTube videos, I realized my camera and lighting were definitely my issue.
I could never get my shots exactly how I wanted them. They were always too bright, too dark, or just off in some way. No matter how many lights I switched around, or bought new bulbs for, the result was never perfect enough for me.
It was definitely a slow decision, because new equipment is very expensive. For many creators, investing in these kinds of things isn’t always the best business decision.