LOOKIE! NEW LENS!! I LOVE this setup!!
I did accidentally set the exposure too low, so that had to be edited in post. I also bought a 15-ft USB cable to connect my camera to my laptop--that's the ONLY way I could set the focus on myself from so far away! The camera was sitting approximately eight feet away from me!! Basically right against the opposite corner of my room.
I definitely need to figure out how I best to record the audio. I'm not totally in love with the slight echo due to the microphone being so much further away from me. I'm playing with the idea of always using my condenser microphone, but setting that up every week can take up a lot of valuable time. Currently looking into a lapel microphone... Maybe next year's Black Friday purchase? XD
On to better and better videos! Hope you guys are having an awesome weekend. :)