When working with lights, there are some key terms you need to know so you can easily describe them and understand how they work. What are these key terms? How do they describe LED lights? In this video, Abba Shapiro covers important key terms that you need to know so you can better understand how LED lights work.
- When looking at lights and trying to describe…how bright they are, there's a few terms…that you should try to get your head wrapped around.…You're probably familiar with the term watts.…There's also lumens, and there's lux.…Now, how does this apply to LED lights?…Well, first of all, we're used to watts;…you kind of know how bright a 60 watt bulb is…or 100 watt bulb and a 500 watt junior or a baby light.…You kind of know how bright it is based upon watts,…but watts is really not the right measurement…of luminous or luminosity, how bright a light is.…
Watt is just how much power is being consumed,…so traditionally we knew that if it consumed…so much power, a light is so bright.…But lights are getting a lot more efficient,…and so when you start getting to lights…such as a HMI light or to fluorescent light…or especially to LEDs, watts really doesn't represent…how bright something is, and that's why we use…the term lumens.…Now lumens is based upon a term called foot-candles.…And a foot-candle is the amount of light generated…
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