In the Studio with Flashpoint’s LED Studio Lights
Aug01

In the Studio with Flashpoint’s LED Studio Lights

The trend of using continuous light sources, such as LED, plays well with photographers integrating video into the services they offer clients. But there’s also a convenience factor. A continuous source lets you see the how light falls on a portrait subject exactly as it will appear in the final image and can use your in-camera meter to arrive at an exposure. I’ve tested Flashpoint’s rectangular LED light panels in the past and looked...

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Neo LED Light from Rotolight
Sep16

Neo LED Light from Rotolight

Regular readers of this blog, know that I really like Rotolight’s LED lighting products, especially the versatile RL-48N, which I’ve written about using here and here. Since its photokina week, I want to include some of the new products launched this week, starting with Rotolight’s NEO. I hope to have an early production version in my hands-on to show some hands-on usage. NEO features Bi-Color LED lighting that...

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One-Light LED Portraiture
Nov12

One-Light LED Portraiture

LEDs may represent the future of studio lighting but a number of the currently available options come with a caveat or two for the new professional or aspiring pro. Some LED solutions are affordable but may be too physically small for efficient use in a studio or they may be large enough but too expensive for the shooter who just wants to dip their toes into the LED waters. Measuring 14 x 7½ x 2 ¾-inches and costing less than two...

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In the Studio: Rotolight RL48-B LED Lighting Kit
Mar12

In the Studio: Rotolight RL48-B LED Lighting Kit

My favorite studio lighting product from last year’s WPPI trade show was Rotolight’s RL48-B. As a continuous light source, the $249.95 Rotolight kit is useful for video or still photography. The basic RL48-B includes a filter holder and Lee Filters’ Calibration Filter kit (15/16th CTO, ½ CTO, 1/16th CTO.) This compact LED light source produces shadowless light at a default color temperature of 5600K (Daylight) with 6300K, 4300K...

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