Quick Tip – Reverse The Light

Since switching to the Nikon Z6, and using it in place of a webcam for screencast and desk filmed videos I’ve noticed two things.

1. A purple hue on my face
2. The ring light is more pronounced in my glasses

It took a while, but I finally did something about it. I reversed the right light so it’s no longer lighting me directly. It’s not bouncing off the wall.

Transcription was done by Rev.com’s automated transcription service which means it’s an AI-generated transcript. The transcript may contain spelling, grammar, and other errors, and is not a substitute for watching the video.

There’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while because, well, normally I’m that my set doing videos. But lately I’ve been doing a bunch of screencast videos and I started using the Nikon disease six here at my desk. And one thing has become more noticeable from when I used to use a Webcam at my desk. It’s the ring light in my eyes and the hue on my face that isn’t it the most appealing thing. And I’ve known about it for a while ever since switching to the Z six, I’ve noticed that even more. I knew the Ring Light Toro is there, but you know, sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do and uh, well let’s solve this right now. So this should look a lot better. The funny thing is I didn’t actually do much. I didn’t change the light. I didn’t change the white balance.

All I did was turn the ring light around something I’d be one to do for a while, but just, I don’t know, maybe I was too lazy to do it for some reason. Now what you have here is basically one light as the main light, but actually it’s even bouncing. So the main light is actually bouncing off of walls. I have a wall here, I have a wall here and a wall here, and the main light is bouncing off those walls and the walls are now illuminating me. And then I have the backlight. There’s actually an overhead light right over my head was why you see such shine on the top of my head. And then you can see there’s more overhead lights in the back. That’s the light that is illuminating me right now. So when from now on, when I’m at my desk, uh, recording any sort of videos that are screencasts style videos, you will see no more ring light in my eyes.

You will no longer see that because glass is really bring that out. Of course, when you don’t wear glasses of ring lights in the eyes look really good. I had the ring light since the beginning of making youtube videos since the beginning of doing screencast videos. That was the only light that I ever owned. Four video. I have of course now upgraded. So I now have a better quality lights at my set, but I never did anything to upgrade the lights here. So now I have, now I have really not really upgraded as far as spending more money on the lights, but I just turn around the light and which is an upgrade. And my previous studio where I was doing my videos, I didn’t have the opportunity to turn around a ring light because I didn’t have enough space to really bounce light off.

It would’ve just been like this up against the wall. Now I have enough room that I can actually, um, really, really spread it out. Um, and the light, this one rain light is illuminating the whole area where my desk is, which is a beautiful thing. So my tip for you is if you ever need to adjust your lighting, think about not illuminating yourself or illuminating your subject. Think about bouncing the light. Cause when you bounce the light off a wall, you actually get a very soft effect. It’s a softbox effect just from bouncing the light and making it reflect instead of being direct on your subject.

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