Now that we’re all taking meetings at home, video has only become more important. We did a piece on ring lights, which are great, but they’re a little tricky to use, and they’re not as versatile as regular old panel lights. They’re also more expensive, as we’ll see.
Even ring lights don’t offer much in the way of diffusion. Sure, they give you that cool highlight in the eyes, but when pros use right lights in the studio, they’re often used in conjunction with a fill light, which does have a lot of diffusion and in turn offers flattering, soft light with none of the harsh shadows you get from an undiffused light.