Recommendations for portable lighting kit for photography and short video recordings

Posted March 15, 2021 in
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Connor DeLaney

"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original."

Not to pull at your heart strings, but in reality, I am trying to do exactly that. I'm looking to buy a lighting kit for photography and video recording that's easy to use and pretty portable to move around for my girlfriend's birthday. She has a personal baking account with ~4k followers and I want to help her make it even better without having to always rely on natural light for photoshoots or tutorials. 

What kits or tech would you recommend? Pricepoints and places to buy them are a plus! 

Thanks :) 
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Steve Hoffer
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An interesting, useful, but small light is the Aputure MC RGBWW LED Light which can be purchased from BHPhotoVideo for $90, although it's so popular that as of Mar-17-2021, it's on backorder. Wah wah. 

Note: Same price at and they do have it in stock.

It's a small light, about the size of a cell phone, but with a 1/4-20 thread on the side so that you can mount it. It uses Bluetooth and an app that  connects to your phone, and that allows you to dial in any color, as well as various shades of white, but when you want to shoot video of some flying monkey cookies with a nice wizard-of-oz-green in the background, this will be the light you need. 

More info here:

If you want more than one, they are available in a four-pack, or a twelve-pack as well. Just search for MC 4 or MC 12 for those packages (which also include charging cases). 
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Connor DeLaney
This is fantastic  Steve Hoffer , thank you so much!