When it comes to powering an LED light, you have the usual two choices: wall power or battery power. LED lights use much less power than other types of lights. This allows you to run them off of smaller batteries. In this video, Abba Shapiro walks through things you need to know for powering LEDs.
- When it comes to powering an LED,…you have the usual two choices.…You can plug it into the wall and run it just fine,…or you can run it off of batteries.…And that's really where the magic comes in…because they use such little amount of power…that they can run a long time on very small batteries.…As a matter of fact,…a lot of times you're running them…on traditional AA batteries.…And you can find these anywhere.…As a matter of fact, I like to use rechargeables.…But being able to find a AA battery in the field…is a lot easier than finding some unique battery…or having to run a really, really long extension cord.…
And there's a variety of ways…that you can charge your LED lights,…and also a variety of batteries that can be used.…You can use a lot of these really large batteries,…these traditional camera batteries that you would find…to power very large sources,…as well as the V battery mounts.…And it will allow you to run a light for a long time…at full brightness.…And that's great.…Another way that you can power these lights is…
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