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 an LED ring light is, and demonstrates how to use it on set.
- You may already be familiar with ring lights…if you're shooting traditional strobes.…But the beauty of an LED ring light,…is you can really dial in the exact luminance…that you want.…There's no guessing, "Is it too bright?…"Is it too dark?…"Is it gonna blow out your product shot?…"Is it going to blow out the portrait…"that you're shooting?"…I really like the idea of using an LED ring light.…This is also great when I'm shooting outside.…In case I really wanna use a nice, soft,…fill on a person that I may be shooting.…The key here, when using a ring light,…is you're shooting right through the light…and that gives you the look that you want.…
So let's go ahead, and if you notice,…I'm shooting directly through it.…We're gonna turn it right towards our fruit.…And we're gonna see how it looks,…with a ring light.…And as you can see, with the ring light…I've a really nice, soft, almost shadowless look.…And a lot of times you want to use this,…not only for an environment such as when…you're shooting a product.…But it's really nice when shooting a person.…
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