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 flexible LED light panel is, and demonstrates how to use it on set.
- Another really cool type of LED…that's only come out in the last couple of years…is the flexible LED panel.…Now, it may look like the LED panel that we saw earlier but,…(ripping)…it actually comes off the frame and you can bend this.…Now what's really cool about this is,…if you're lighting a person,…you can actually bend the light…and control how you're lighting the person.…You can bend this into a nice round object…so you can light this way.…They're actually even waterproof,…you can use these things in the rain.…So these are very, pardon the expression,…flexible LED to use…and I really like using these in a variety of situations…that I can't put a normal LED because…maybe I don't have enough space.…
As a matter of fact, you can just kinda…stick this to the wall and it works great.…Let's take a look at how this LED would work in our…lighting situation.…So this can work like a traditional flat panel,…but what's really nice about this is,…as I start bending this and moving it around,…I can actually, very easily, create a very different look…
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