BY JHONI | JULY 21, 2020 | WHAT EVERY NEW INFLUENCER NEEDS TO BUY | LIFESTYLE
Lights. Camera. Action yall!! Please, if you don't remember anything else I say in any video ever again, remember this. Every brand new influencer needs an O ring light. A lot of times, people (myself included) decide to get in to the influencer game and have no idea where to start. I'll even venture to say that starting out, most people don't have the budget either. What ends up happening is that we let ourselves get discouraged from being an influencer because we don't have a fancy camera or a $400 lighting system like some of our favorite youtubers. I promise you all, it does not take much to get started. Perfection is the enemy of progress. So whatever excuse you are using to procrastinate starting...STOP IT!
When I first got started uploading youtube content, I had no lights and no camera..no action, really. I was using my iphone. Lets be clear..I still use my iphone at times and that's because these newer iphones shoot in 4k! 4K!!!! Thats professional camera quality. Don't get me wrong, in order to elevate your content, you are going to want to upgrade to a nice camera at some point, but it is DEFINITELY NOT A DEAL BREAKER. The next thing I didn't have was lighting. I was shooting either in the height of daylight, or I was shooting at my makeup vanity....and then my world was changed. I watched a video by a makeup artist and she was unboxing a ring light she just got. This thing was huge! When she turned it on, I promise you my room lit up too. Then she proceeded to tell us how much it costed....and I said 'no maam'. This thing was like $300. Thats not bad if say you do makeup professionally and need excellent lighting to put a smokey eye on Cardi B. However, for Jhoni Locran...I just need a lil' something. So I decided to try out some smaller/cheaper ring lights from amazon.com...and let me tell you...WORTH EVERY PENNY. And I only spent about $40, so thats only 4000 pennies...
The ring light I bought is wonderful. It has a tripod function, holding your phone and you are able to change the light color to whichever one suits the shot best. I tried to snap pics of the 3 light colors for comparison. In this video I posted, I changed the light color, so you can see what each color looks like on my skin.