An important thing you need to know when dealing with any type of light is what color temperatures it can be adjusted to. LEDs can take this a step further and let you program different visible light colors. Abba Shapiro explains the importance of having LEDs that can be set to many different colors and color temperatures.
- Now one of the important things you need to know…when dealing with any type of light…is that light has certain color temperatures.…So for instance, the color of daylight…when you're outside at noon is a lot bluer than…the color of an indoor tungsten light.…For instance, you'll hear terms like…6500 degrees or 5000 degrees…and that's usually something for a brighter, bluer light.…Where an inside light, you might hear…that it's 3200 degrees.…It's cooler and it's more yellow or more golden.…
So different lights have different color temperatures…by their nature and a lot of times, that is fixed.…Now, with LED lights, you have a couple of choices.…For instance, I have a light here…that's daylight and daylight only.…It only has one type of LED in it.…So if I need to balance for the light that's inside,…I may want to use a filter or a gel…and now it's putting out a more golden light…or 3200 degree light.…
Now, a lot of photographers may be saying,…"I shoot camera raw.…"The color of light doesn't matter because I'm gonna…
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