Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Battery-operated lights, part of Video Gear: Lighting.
- Jim, you mentioned a type of light that can go…right on the camera.…These lights are all really designed for that.…They have a hot shoe.…And so, if you have the accessory port or the hot shoe…which is often really common on cameras you can attach that.…Now what's some of the benefits as well as drawbacks…of having the light right over the lens?…- [Jim] Well the benefit is, as I said before,…if you're working alone and you're moving around a lot…or moving quickly, there really isn't an option…to set something on a stand and have it…be in just the right place for very long.…
So having it on the camera, which you are holding,…is really the only choice.…- [Richard] You get a very harsh direction, you know,…I'm shooting right into your face…and I'm shooting this into your eyes.…It can cause some bad reflections or really not be as…flattering necessarily as getting the light a bit off…to the side, right?…- [Jim] Right, so there's two approaches…you can take to this.…You can try and get it off axis from the camera to make…
- Lighting with LEDs
- Creating affordable textured backdrops
- Creating a hand-cut gobo
- Using precut metal gobos and virtual gobos
- Lighting with the Lume Cube
- Shooting pure white and pure black backdrops
- Using small portable and battery-operated lights
Skill Level Intermediate
Corporate and Documentary Video Lightingwith Eduardo Angel28m 52s Intermediate
DSLR Video Tips: Cameras & Lenseswith Richard Harrington8h 13m Intermediate
1. Lighting with LEDs
2. Creating Textured Backdrops Using Only Lights, Part 1
3. Creating Textured Backdrops Using Only Lights, Part 2
4. Lighting with the Lume Cube
5. How Do I Shoot a Pure White Backdrop?
6. Using Small Lights
7. How Do I Shoot a Pure Black Backdrop?
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