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 LED tubes and Ice Lights are, and demonstrates how to use them on set.
- Another type of LED light is the tube-light.…Now I have a Ice Light here…and I also have a more generic light,…and these are really a lot of fun to work with,…and they give you a very interesting look.…You can really get that nice soft light.…It's great for lighting, people, it's great for lighting…products, because I can move it around and get the shadows…exactly how I want, and again,…this is at the lowest brightness.…I can actually turn this up,…and it gets quite bright,…and it runs a good amount of time, so I don't even…have to drop to a really low shutter speed,…or really raise my ISO.…
I can get just get this right at the edge of the frame,…when I'm either shooting a product or a person,…and really control that nice, soft light,…and see where my shadows work.…This one is the same.…I'm gonna go ahead and turn this off,…so we can see the second light.…So again, this is now more of a generic one.…It's small, it has three different luminance levels,…and again, I can put this exactly where I want.…I can even hide this in a spot, where maybe I couldn't…
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