I really struggled to find a post/blog to see what was needed to start my videos. Honestly speaking in 2013 I started using my IPad 2 to make my YouTube videos. The stress of ‘angling’ the front camera on the IPad 2 was a nightmare.
Fortunately with God’s grace, the majority time I videoed was when my brother or father was around. More importantly, to ensure I was videoing in the day time so the lighting was the best. The worst was when the memory runs out on the iPad half way through videoing – which was a nightmare with half makeup on.
In 2016 I started taking pictures with my iPhone, Snapchat camera as I found it better. The filters were better but the feedback I received was ‘do not use filters as it doesn’t show your work’. So I stopped using filters and Snapchat camera. Nevertheless videoing with the front camera was as difficult as the quality wasn’t great and I live in England sun was not always shining.
So then I figured out if I put “two celebrations boxes” and a small tripod from Poundland I was able to get the right angle, however it was too dark. I was using YouTube Editor at the time, however at the end of 2017 I invested into a ring light and this changed my life. Honestly my makeup photos went from 0-100.
My equipment in mid-2017
Looking at these amazing Youtubers with the amazing lighting and sound effects, I wanted to create my videos as well like this. So then I converted my room to have a set up. I could record any time of the day as the ring light was enough. However YouTube Editor’s feature was removed so I was stuck, so I forced to use IMovie which changed my life. It made my videos so much better, more professional and I was able to edit them on my phone. Upload them straight to Instagram and YouTube.
Next journey which i shall update you on as I have bought a camera but I need to figure computer, settings and editors.
British Asian Female- working in the Finance industry plus a MUA - wanted to share the journey I have been through. Comment or email me!!