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Lighting tips for Cam Models – How to look best on camera

“ If there is not enough light or well-placed, the webcam will try to compensate for the software (to add light, contrast, etc.) which can lead to a decrease in the number of frames per second it can transmit.”

In addition to having a great webcam, you need to remember that lighting is a really important factor in looking your best on cam!. Great lighting is fundamental for any cam model. You want that dewy look that makes your skin shine, looking delicious as ever? Then you need fantastic lighting. What’s more, you also need to set it up properly and make it work to your advantage.

Why is lighting important?
Light is not only important in terms of final quality on video chat sites, it has a well-defined role in reducing the load on the webcam. If there is not enough light or well-placed, the webcam will try to compensate for the software (to add light, contrast, etc.) which can lead to a decrease in the number of frames per second it can transmit. A low number of fps (frames per second) can affect your activity, the quality of video streaming, the position in the pages of the sites you work on and so on. You want lighting that will make you pop. Furthermore, you need something that will trap the attention of your audience and have them yearning for more. To achieve that, everything has to be visible. Every curve, dip, and peak of your body has to be detectable. If you’re worried that too much lighting will make your flaws stand out, don’t be. Proper lighting will always work in your favor.
There are both budget options, which do not cost much and options that are closer to the professional environment and which include umbrella lights, softboxes, etc.

Three-point lighting setup
Three-point lighting will illuminate you and your cam room in just the right way. This is a traditional setup. Most models use it, for one simple reason: it works! It eliminates all shadows, and it’s both effective and subtle. Having only one light source will cause a lot of shadows, especially if you choose only to have backlighting. That will leave your body looking like a simple silhouette, and you won’t be able to show off your assets. On the other hand, having just one harsh front lighting source is also the wrong way to go about lighting. You need multiple light sources.

Main light
Some models use their overhead light as the primary light source. This is the key light, and it’s supposed to be the strongest. It should illuminate the entire cam girl’s room. Although an overhead light can work, a traditional three-point setup usually has the primary light behind the camera, diagonally from the model. The intensity of the main light should be the strongest out of all three light sources. You can use LED bulbs or go for the 300-watt equivalent fluorescent studio-quality bulbs. The main light is vital because, as it shines down on you, it will create a lighting base. However, it can’t work magic all on its own.

Support light
Fill light should also be placed behind the camera and slightly elevated. Both the main and the support light should shine on you at a 45-degree angle. Support light is usually the one with the accompanying equipment. You can mount umbrellas, reflectors, or a softbox to it. Why is support light so important? The main light is quite powerful, and it comes from a single source. That means that it will cast shadows. The support light will soften those shadows or remove them altogether. Fill light needs to be dimmer and softer than the main light. So, don’t go overboard with the super-strong light bulbs.

Backlight
The final piece of the three-point lighting setup is the backlight. It helps cam models look more defined and sharp, and it also enhances exposure. The backlight can be a standard lamp you already have at home, as it isn’t supposed to be bright and harsh anyway.

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Tumblr and why the porn-friendly era of the internet is over?

Matt Mullenweg, the chief executive of Tumblr parent company Automattic said that the “casually porn-friendly era of the early internet is currently impossible” as he looked to explain why Tumblr and other sites will never go back to freely available adult content.

After widespread and inaccurate speculation that Tumblr would lift its ban on adult content, Mullenweg posted a long explanation of why Tumblr will never go back to the old days. The internet has fundamentally change its stance on pornography, the head of Tumblr has said.

Tumblr was once known for lax attitudes towards pornography that helped make it one of the most popular sites on the internet. But in 2018, new owner Verizon banned such content, introducing restrictive rules that kept it off the platform.

Why is returning to that era impossible?
For now, it’s largely because of intermediaries that play a massive role in how people access the web. Payment processors have long been leery of adult content, and they’ve stepped up enforcement in recent years, in part because of concerns about child abuse and non-consensual pornography. Apple’s iOS App Store has been staunchly opposed to it since launch. And without those two pieces of infrastructure, running a for-profit site is incredibly difficult. “If Apple permanently banned Tumblr from the App Store, we’d probably have to shut the service down,” Mullenweg noted. Some non-profit sites that do allow things like explicit artwork have remained persistently web-only despite years of requests for apps.

Meanwhile, porn companies have their own stack of payment processing services, but they’re typically far more expensive — something that nearly got adult performers banned from the subscription platform OnlyFans last year.

The issue is compounded by new rules about age verification and anti-sex work laws like FOSTA-SESTA. Some of these laws are meant to combat unambiguously harmful phenomena like non-consensual pornography, but they also add substantial legal oversight.
Why can both Reddit and Twitter, fairly unusually for modern social networks, allow a lot of porn?
“Ask Apple, because I don’t know,” says Mullenweg. He speculates that Twitter and Reddit are both too big to ban, although Apple has forced moderation changes even for giant services like Facebook.

The overall upshot:
“If you wanted to start an adult social network in 2022, you’d need to be web-only on iOS and side-load on Android, take payment in crypto, have a way to convert crypto to fiat for business operations without being blocked, do a ton of work in age and identity verification and compliance so you don’t go to jail, protect all of that identity information so you don’t dox your users, and make a ton of money.”

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Could TikTok turn into the new Only Fans?

TikTok is once again updating its livestreaming features, and this time the biggest improvements affect the people who can’t watch. For starters, the upgrade now lets TikTok Live users host adult-only broadcasts. If a stream is likely to include lots of colorful language or tackle traumatic subjects, you can make sure the audience is mature enough to handle it. The option will be available in the “coming weeks.” And no, it’s not an officially sanctioned alternative to OnlyFans — TikTok’s policies still forbid sexually explicit content.

However, people are speculating that TikTok could soon turn into an OnlyFans alternative after the platform announced the new “adults only” feature for live broadcasting.

TikTok rose to huge popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns across the world.
While its user base is mainly comprised of Gen Z, it appears to the app is hoping to draw more of an adult audience after announcing it’s raising the age of those who can live broadcast to adults and is introducing an adult-only viewer option.

According to the Chinese-owned platform, the new feature is being brought in to protect its younger users and could be used to stream comedy routines with strong language or broadcast videos with more complex or “difficult” subject matter.
TikTok announced: “In the coming weeks, we plan to introduce a new way for creators to choose if they’d prefer to only reach an adult audience in their LIVE.

“For instance, perhaps a comedy routine is better suited for people over age 18. Or, a host may plan to talk about a difficult life experience and they would feel more comfortable knowing the conversation is limited to adults.

“We want our community to make the most of the opportunities LIVE can bring without compromising on safety.”

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SugarBounce announced a new affiliate program

We have launched a brand-new affiliate program with very high payouts. Affiliate partners will have a separate account with their dashboard with access to a range of tools from APIs to banners , gifs , chat widgets etc. Also, in the works and will soon be updated on the affiliate dashboard will be next gen analytics .

We also now have separate journeys for users , models and affiliates each of the three accounts with their own landing & sign up pages and distinct dashboards

Apart from this we have also announced a daily weekly and monthly contest for models and a new payout structure

Model Contest*

Daily Prize – 50$
Weekly Prize – 400$
Monthly Prize – 1500$

*for the streamer that stream for maximum number of hours

Link for models to sign up page

https://sugarbounce.com/landing/streamer

Link to the affiliate landing page where webmasters can signup

https://sugarbounce.com/landing/affiliate

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