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 Lume Cubes are and demonstrates how to use them on set.
- Another very unique LED is the Lume Cube.…Now, it doesn't look like much,…but this is an incredibly easy to use,…and incredibly powerful,…and by powerful,…I mean useful, as well as bright,…LED light.…It's really simple to operate,…there's basically two buttons on the top.…You know, I can simply turn it on,…and it comes on pretty bright,…but you have 10 levels of luminance,…so you can make it as bright,…or as less bright as you want.…And, it's really sturdy.…Now, what's really fun about this,…is its flexibility.…First of all, it's waterproof,…so, I can use this as a dive light, actually,…down to 30 meters, or about 100 feet.…
But, where I would use this in a studio,…is, maybe I want to light something in water from below,…and there's not a lot of lights…that you can use,…that you can do that with.…So that's one very unique thing about this light.…It is a very strong, focused light,…it's gonna give you very harsh shadows.…But, in addition to these little two buttons…to be able to turn it on and turn it off,…it does a couple really cool tricks.…
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