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 demonstrates how to shape and control an LED light by using diffusion sheets.
- When you're working with LEDs, you still have…to shape and control your lights.…However, LEDs sometimes have some things…you need to deal with that are unique…to the way that they are constructed.…If you take a look at an LED,…you'll notice that it is not a single light,…but it's actually a bunch of little diodes.…And the effect of this is that if I am getting close…to my subject, the shadow changes.…I actually get almost a grid pattern behind them…because each of these are considered…a small point of light.…So to fix that, most LEDs come with some sort…of a frost or diffusion panel.…
As a matter of fact, this one comes…with a simple diffusion panel that I can pop on,…that has magnets to it.…So it just simply sticks on with a magnet.…Now, most LEDs do come with diffusion…and I want to point out one little difference…that you might find with some LEDs…and that's that instead of a grid,…this one actually uses a honeycomb pattern,…which does give a softer, more diffused light…just directly without any modification,…
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