Best Lighting Setups and Equipment for OnlyFans: Tips & Tricks

best lighting setups and equipment for onlyfans


Do you have an OnlyFans app? Getting the best out of your OnlyFans page means using good lighting and equipment to make the most of your content. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert - we’ve got lighting setups for you to learn the best lighting for OnlyFans content, as well as tips & tricks to create the best exclusive content.

What is OnlyFans?

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OnlyFans is a content subscription service where you can monetise your popularity by letting fans subscribe to your private account, where they can see exclusive content they can’t get elsewhere. It’s a popular platform with musicians, DJ’s, photographers, fitness gurus, glamour models and other influencers.  

It’s also used by a lot of sex workers and pornographic models, as pornography is allowed on the platform. This means it’s a valuable and safe way for those in the sex industry to work - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lighting Options for OnlyFans

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We’re going to look at the best lighting for Onlyfans here, and there’s plenty of choices to suit all budgets and spaces, so let’s dive in!

Ring Light

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Basically, ring lights are circular strips of LED lights with a hole in the middle for pointing your camera through - just like a doughnut, but not as tasty! These lights are the most popular lighting choice for those with limited space or for those who are constantly on the go. Ring lights cast a soft, almost shadowless light that evenly illuminates all areas of the subject, thanks to their round shape.

The Spectrum Aurora 19" Gold Luxe II LED Ring Light Kit and the Spectrum Aurora 18"/44.5cm Diamond Luxe II LED Ring Light both have bendable goosenecks which are great for changing the angle of the light. These two ring lights are the largest of our ring light range, with the Spectrum Aurora 14" Mini Pearl II LED Ring Light being the most compact.

The Spectrum ring lights have an adjustable colour temperature from daylight - 5500K - to a much warmer 3000K. This means they are suitable for many skin tones and the ring shape of the light helps to eliminate skin imperfections like blemishes and wrinkles.

Ring lights are ideal for photographing or videoing many types of content, from flat lays, musicians showing off their gear, and fitness content, as well as many more. All our ring lights come with a mobile phone bracket and camera mount so it’s an all-in-one setup. They also come with a handy carry case which makes them easy to travel with.

Here’s a quick setup for shooting flat lays with a ring light:

shooting flat lays with a ring light on backdrop setup diagram

Ring Light and Double Softboxes

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This is a step up from a ring light on its own, and would be good for those with extra space. This setup provides more lighting power with double softbox lighting like the “Illuminate Mate” Double Rectangle Softbox Lighting Kit which will give you a three-point lighting setup to reduce the harsh shadows on either side of the subject.

Softbox light modifiers are good at producing a soft, even light. The larger the softbox, the softer the shadows will be. They make good partners for a ring light, and the Spectrum softboxes are collapsible, meaning they are super-quick to set up and take down. Adjustable light stands and lights are provided in this kit so you’ll have all you need to set up and start shooting.

Here’s an example of a ring light and softbox setup:

ring light and softbox lighting setup diagram 

2 X LED Side Fill Lights

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If you’re after a more low-key style of lighting, then LED fill lights like the Spectrum Crystal Luxe Duo 9” Lights will fit the bill. These lights are rectangular panels instead of a ring shape, and can be placed either side of the subject. 

These LED panels are adjustable from 3200-5500K, and come with two adjustable light stands and two diffused filters for giving a different lighting effect. The ball head light stand attachment allows for up to 60 degrees of vertical tilt and 360 degrees of horizontal tilt, meaning you can angle these lights however you want to get the perfect photograph or video.

To give you a steady base for photography or recording, you might like a tripod such as the Professional 1.4M Tripod with 3-way Pan Head and Carry Case for cameras, or the Tablet & Smartphone Mount Floor Stand to hold your iPad, iPhone, or smartphone.

crystal luxe duo side fill led lights lighting setup for onlyfans diagram

Bonus Equipment

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Bluetooth Remote Control Mobile Shutter for iPhone/iPad/Smartphones/Tablets is a handy piece of equipment for shooting stop motions, fitness content, adult content, glamour photos, flat lays, etc. This remote control means you can stop or start your video recording or take multiple shots from a distance without having to get up each time to press the camera shutter/record button.


lighting setup for onlyfans photos and videos
You may be surprised to discover that there are quite a few options for lighting OnlyFans content, and it needn’t cost a fortune to take up a huge amount of space. Before I go, I’m going to leave you with a few extra tips for creating OnlyFans content that will be sure to keep your fans coming back for more:

  • If you’re struggling for fresh content ideas, try shaking things up a bit. If you’re a fitness content creator, for example, why not work out how to add a nutritional angle to your page. You could create diet plans or recipes to go with your normal content. If you’re a musician, give exclusive previews of your music, and other content creators could add some interesting behind the scenes content.
  • You don’t need an expensive DSLR camera to produce good OnlyFans content - although many contributors do. A smartphone is something most of us have anyway, and the OnlyFans website is optimized for smartphones. Mobile files are accepted for standard uploads, and live pics or videos from your phone will work well as a pay-per-view message.
  • There are consumer content reports that show that 90% of consumers find authenticity to be very important when deciding which brands or influencers they support. The days of the perfect and superhuman influencers are over - nowadays fans want real people with flaws and honest emotions.