Lights, Camera, Action: How to Get the Best Lighting for Your Fitness Content

Getting in front of the camera comes naturally to some of us, but is unnerving to others. As the fitness industry (and world) rushes to get online with their business, the important thing to remember is to start, and give ourselves some grace. Practice, and we will all get better at this. For now, here are some tips to help with the lighting.

  1. Find the most flattering lighting. Diffused, natural light from a window provides the best lighting, although lightboxes can work as well. Do not rely solely on overhead lighting, this causes shadows and makes videos appear less professional.
  2. A great tip from the YouTube Video attached below. Walk around your house and see which room has the best lighting by turning your phone on yourself selfie-mode style and evaluating each room for its light (this is if where you set up your studio is “flexible” to you). See the video below.

There are tons of YouTube videos online for creating great lighting, but here is one in case you don’t want to surf.

Trust that you will get better with this as you go, and reach out to us at FitSwop to help you in any way that we can. Remember, the most important aspect of your product is you.