Mitch Hammond - C3 SYD

3: Mitch Hammond on Finding Your Voice in the Digital Space & Getting Over Yourself

Stepping up and into the online world is fairly awkward for most of us - even those we consider to be digitally proficient. And yet tremendous opportunity lies outside of our comfort zone as we occupy the space God is calling us into. Mitch Hammond (part of the ministry team at C3 SYD in Australia) shares his journey of finding his voice and owning his niche. Expect some rich insights for church leaders around how to navigate the tensions today's digital world brings.

Follow Mitch Hammond on Instagram @mitchhammond and Sats Solanki aka the Digital Rabbi @satssolanki.


Everything you need to know about ring lights

So what is a ring light?

The clue is in the name. It’s literally a ring of light that lights your face better on camera.

Customise your ring light

You can usually adjust the colours from warm (yellow-ish) to cold (blue-ish) as well as the brightness. This can help fit your local context as well as present you in your best light (pun definitely intended).

For example, at my desk I have a window that provides a lot of light to the right side of my face. I use my ring light on a blue-ish setting to make content creation more even.

Do you need a ring light?

If you’re someone who is creating content regularly (e.g. a church leader or creative) then a ring light can be super helpful.

You don’t need to be a beauty influencer (although I did feel like an absolute diva purchasing one).

Why buy a ring light?

Lighting goes a long way in getting high-quality visuals because it means the camera doesn’t have to work as hard.

Upgrading your camera gear can cost a lot of dollar but great lighting is much more inexpensive and make a huge difference.

In other words, you will often get better results with a cheap camera + great lighting than vice versa.

Film at night with your ring light

If you live in the UK like me then right now (in November), it’s getting pretty dark pretty early. If you don’t have the luxury of natural light or you want to film in the evening then a ring light can help a lot.

Which ring light is best?

There are plenty to choose from but I bought the Neewer 10inch table top on Amazon for just £33 and am pretty happy with the results. There were some much more expensive options but I’m not sure what else you could want to include for an extra £100+.

Happy content creation – I hope you’ve found this article helpful.

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