Cheap Youtube Video Lighting and Setup

Cheap Youtube Video Lighting and Setup

Hey guys!

I wanted to fill you in on the cheap filming lights and vlogging setup that I recently purchased. I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but these new additions have allowed me to upgrade the quality of my Youtube videos and pictures that I post here on

I knew that the quality would be what set me apart from a beginner blogger. I want to be taken seriously, and needed filming equipment that would allow me to produce the quality that I was hoping for. If you guys haven’t learned by now, I am frugal Fran when it comes to spending. I hate spending crazy amounts of money. So I took to YouTube and Amazon to find the equipment that I currently utilize, all for under $100.

I usually only use one of the lights to film and take pictures. Just so you can get a clear idea of how powerful one of the lights I purchased is, here’s a picture that I took in my room around 5:30pm with no outside light source and low room lights.

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I purchased a softbox lighting set, tripod, and iPhone adapter (which allows me to film on my tripod using my phone.

You can find the items that I purchased here:


iPhone Connector/tripod adapter:

In the video below you can see the quality that the equipment produces, pictures and video of the equipment,  and my setup for filming.

See you guys next week!

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*I purchased everything mentioned in this post with my own money. I have listed “affiliate links” to the products . I get commission on every purchase made through my Amazon store.



3 Comments on Cheap Youtube Video Lighting and Setup

  1. laurajbmartin
    August 16, 2015 at 8:09 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow! Looks like great equipment. Will have to check it out!

  2. todayschallenge
    September 7, 2015 at 4:48 pm (9 years ago)

    Thank you for the link. I just ordered my lighting today. Can’t wait for it to get here.

    • Vee Valentine
      October 26, 2015 at 5:07 pm (9 years ago)

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post! Let me know how it works out for you!


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