Led lights, the wave of the future?

February 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

One of the things to look out for is the "light source itself." Here the many LED bulbs are visible, it may work for you or be distracting.

If you have been to my blog before, you know that lighting is something I am passionate about. It has been a part of my photography that I have practiced a lot and continue to improve on it every time I do a job. I am a strobe guy, in fact a manual strobe guy. Specifically, Elinchrom has been my personal light of choice for over a decade. I have never blown a job because those lights haven't performed as expected. When something works, you stay with it! Their modifiers are some of the best I've ever used. Expensive? Sure, they aren't cheap but they sure do work consistently!

Recently, there have been a lot of innovations in constant lights. Specifically, LED lights have come a long way. They are bright, affordable and even fun to work with! I was working with a client teaching her how to pursue her passion, food photography for her blog. She has an incredible art background so I expect to see great images on her blog very soon.

These are a few tests on my camera to make sure we were getting close to what she envisioned. They were!

Just move a little to change your angle and the light sources are gone. The choice is yours and only takes a second to adjust your tripod.