Are you a photographer who wants to work with LED lights during photo shoots? How are they different from strobes? What are some things you need to keep in mind when using LEDs? In this video, Abba Shapiro compares LED lights with strobe lights and explains the benefits of using LEDs when shooting photographs.
- The first things I wanna compare…are traditional strobe lighting versus continuous lighting…and you're probably using strobe lighting now,…that quick flash of light.…Before we get into that, let me explain…what LED stands for, Light-Emitting Diode…and if you look closely at any LED light,…you see it's actually made up of a lot of…various small lights that light up…in contrast with each other…and you can control these in a variety of ways.…You can control how bright they are,…you can control the color temperature,…but they're really these little diodes.…
So now we have out of the way,…let's look at some of the differences…between strobe lighting and its benefits…and continuous lighting.…So, you're probably using strobe lighting…either on your camera, that could be a speed light,…so if you take a picture with your camera, the light pops,…or if you're using studio lights, or studio strobes,…you might have a trigger, and again, when you take…your picture, the light pops.…It's a very bright flash and what this allows you to do…
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