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 only have one LED light to work with when lighting a portrait shoot? In this video, Abba Shapiro walks through how to light a portrait shoot with only one LED light.
- We're gonna take a look at using just one instrument…or one light to light a portrait.…Now, I like to actually have at least a couple lights,…and you really should,…but there are times when you might only have one light…to light with.…So the first thing is, if I can use some of the…ambient light in a room, I will use that…and use my one light really to create some depth…and some shadows.…And one of the nice things about working with an LED light…that you can adjust the color temperature,…it's very easy to match the color temperature…of the lights in the room.…
So, the first thing I would do is take advantage of…the light that's already in the room and just…use your LEDs to really paint in the shadows.…But if you're in a situation where you really wanna…focus on lighting with a single light,…let's go ahead and take a look at what we can do.…We're gonna work with a couple of scenarios.…The first thing I'm gonna do is…I'm gonna go ahead and we're gonna light our model…with just the one soft box.…Again, you wanna keep your light very soft…
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