When you are working with LEDs, you still need to shape and control the direction of your light. There are some things you need to keep in mind, because of the unique way they are constructed. In this video, Abba Shapiro walks through how to shape and control an LED light using barn doors.
- Whether you're lighting with an LED flat panel…or a fresnel LED,…barn doors are pretty critical in making sure…that the light hits exactly where you want it…and it doesn't hit where you don't want it.…Now some LED lights actually come with barn doors.…Sometimes you need to get it as a separate attachment…but as you see it's the flat panel…and if I really wanted to,…I could focus the light so I don't get any…of that spill outside this certain range.…It's not really focusing the light,…it's just making sure there's no light leaking.…Now we've used a couple of other lights.…
We've used the focusing light…and we're gonna test that with the dinosaur.…But if you remember the ice light,…which I really like to use when working with people…because of its flexibility.…It's really cool.…You can get barn doors for the ice light,…and they snap on pretty easily.…So now I can really control where the light…is going to hit so when I turn it on,…if I don't want that light to leak,…as you can see,…it's not hitting the camera…but normally it would if I was using this.…
In this course, photographer and educator Abba Shapiro details the why and how behind using LED panels and other continuous lighting sources for photography. He covers the pros and cons of shooting with continuous LED lights, reviews the different types of LED lights, explains how to tackle portraits and product photography with LEDs, and shows how to work with LEDs when you're outside.
- The pros and cons of LED lighting
- Reviewing key terms
- The types of LED lights
- Shaping and controlling LED lights
- Shooting portraits
- Shooting product photography
- Working with LEDs outside