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To get the best picture, one needs more than a high-quality webcam. Lighting is important.

A bad webcam with great lighting is better than a great webcam with bad lighting.

TL;DR

  • Two light sources.
  • Positioned behind the camera, to the left and right.
  • As far back as possible, at about 45 degrees, pointed right at the subject.
  • As bright as possible, but "softened", using a good light bulb, a light box, a filter, or reflecting.

Two desk lamps and your ceiling light is a basic start. Those and another two lamps pointed at the wall behind the camera would be a great start.

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Many streaming websites allow one to sell clips, and that should be good enough for most. Keeping ones modelling job simple lets one focus on being a better performer and not be overwhelmed.

However, at some point, a successful webcam model may want to branch out from their streaming website(s) and sell goods and videos themselves. Perhaps there is more profit in it, or they are packaging a whole-website experience.

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There is very little information out there which targets males, so I decided to do some digging to learn more. I ended up needing to adapt female-centric writings to extract things which are gender-neutral, rewrite things so they are more presentable to a male or just write my own stuff.

While interesting, this was a side-project I lightly researched ending in August 2015, but never pursued.

See also Why would live streaming be popular?

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