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How to get the base out of your shot

How to get the base out of your shot - UNIQU

One of UNIQU’s sought-after products is the UNIQU Lighting Kit. Popularly known under its acronym, ULK, this reliable tool has helped hundreds of content creators capture the perfect content with relative ease and convenience. It takes your process of shooting videos or high-quality photos a step further by making it manageable even without a whole production team assisting you.

The UNIQU Lighting Kit is primarily a multifunctional device. It has a portable led light and a tripod rolled conveniently into one reliable tool. Equipped with Bluetooth control, a content creator can take amazing selfies while being able to control settings comfortably, even from a distance. 

The ULK also lets the user adjust the brightness of the led light on three different levels. Cool light mode is perfect for taking stills of jewelry and even one’s nails. Warm Light is ideal for food and beverage content as well as those that involve arts and crafts and DIY content. Lastly, the Neutral Light is perfect for makeup tutorials and everything else. 

Whether you’re in the studio or have to shoot in the field, the ULK is the perfect companion. However, we noticed that some of you have difficulty excluding the base of the ULK when taking your shots. So, we made a guide on how you can avoid this “rookie” mistake:

The Close Up Overhead

Perfect to capture those ideal flat lay frames, the close-up overhead shot is a great way to shoot everything that needs to be shot, leaving the base of the ULK out of the frame.

Position the base on the ULK on your right or left-hand side, parallel to your subject. Position the arm of the ULK around 12 inches vertically above the subject, turn on the led light, adjust your frame, then voila! Shoot your shot. Adjust the focus and lighting according to the subject you’re shooting. 

Wide-screen Angle

Due to the advent of multi-sensor camera systems, present camera phones can now shoot DSLR-quality photos with wide-angle orientation.

To effectively capture your subject using a wide-angle, position the base of the ULK diagonally. This helps capture a wider field of view than simply doing a flat lay. The next thing to remember is the arm of the ULK should be on a 30 to 45-degree slant. Adjust the lighting, then shoot your shot. 

Under Desk Base

Do you know that the telescopic arm of the ULK can extend around 3 feet? Yup! That’s correct. So to completely conceal the base, one technique you can do is to keep the base of the ULK under your desk, extend the arm, and angle it in such a way to let you shoot a flat lay frame. That’s it! Easy, right?


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