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Research Guides@Tufts

Lighting Kit

General Tips

  • Make sure to set your scene up near a power source in case you need to recharge the batteries.
    • Make sure the batteries are fully charged before shooting, especially if it is an outdoor shoot 
  • You will want to pair this kit with the Photography Kit or Video Recording Kit to enhance the quality of your photos and video, particularly if you are shooting in low-light environments.
  • White Balance your camera after the lights have been configured and turned on for how they will appear during recording
  • Bring extension cords when you don't know where the power supply will be
  • Consider a three-point lighting set-up (detailed in Lighting Concepts)
  • Consult the techniques under Lighting Concepts as a beginner's guide to lighting, but remember that there is no one way to do anything. So experiment with lighting and color to enhance your work.