There are many techniques and lighting setups that you can use when lighting a portrait. What do you need to keep in mind when you have multiple LED lights to work with when lighting a portrait shoot? In this video, Abba Shapiro walks through how to light a portrait shoot with several LED lights.
- So we looked at lighting with LEDs…if you only had one light…and some modifiers, such as a reflector,…but what if you have a lot of lights to work with.…How would I light something if I had six or seven LEDs.…And I want you to see my thought process,…as well as looking at what each…of these individual lights can accomplish.…So the first thing I wanna do,…is this is for a head shot.…And it's for say either a Linked In profile,…or maybe they're a real estate agent…and you just want some nice, even, pretty lighting.…So my goal was to use all soft lights,…I didn't use any focusing lights.…
I did use some softboxes…because I wanted that soft fall off of the shadows.…And I did use grids because I wanted to be able…to control the light and have…it land exactly where I wanted it to be.…So that was some of my thinking.…And the first thing I did,…is I wanted to see how much light output…I was getting from each of these lights.…So, though we don't have to necessarily…use a light meter when we're working with LED lights,…
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