Want to work with LED lights? You will need to choose which type is best for you. They come in a variety of fixtures—from flat panels, to focusing lights, to ring lights. Which type of LED will work best for your photo shoot? In this video, Abba Shapiro explains what a flat LED light panel is, and demonstrates how to use it on set.
- Now, LEDs come in a variety of fixtures.…They can be flat panels,…they can be focusing lights,…they can be ring lights,…they can be little cubes.…So we're going to take a look at the variety…of LED fixtures and some of the ways that you might use them…and how they actually throw lights and create shadows.…Well, one of the primary lights…that you'll probably use…is simply what's called a flat panel.…And that's simply exactly what it is.…It's a flat panel of lights,…and the LEDs could be arranged in a variety of patterns,…sometimes they're straight lines,…sometimes it's more of a honeycomb pattern.…
And depending on that pattern,…it will throw light differently.…And I do want to point out not all flat panels…are the same size.…As you can see behind me,…we have longer ones that might be more narrow,…we have small squares that you might use…as like a small practical light…or maybe you just want to throw a highlight on something.…So choosing not only the luminance value…and the quality of light,…you might also want to choose a variety of sizes…
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