By June 13, 2013 0 Comments

LED vs. FLASH – Seeing The Difference With Talking Portraits

As I’ve started to use more LED Lighting in order to give a unique look to my Talking Portraits and eProducts, I have started to notice some differences between the Flashes that I am used to and the new LED Panels.  One thing that has really stood out to me as I’ve began using the LEDs for Talking Portraits and that is in the quality of the light as it falls on the subject.  

My daughter Madison with her bicycle. This is one of the looks I can get with a strobe and softbox I’m trying to emulate with LEDs.

Using LED is definitely a whole new experience that has required me to re-learn what I know about lighting in order to make them work.  There are more differences between LEDs and Flashes, but despite all of the positives or negatives the benefits of using a continuous light like an LED Panel make up for what it lacks.  Now it’s just learning how to work with these new tools.  

About the Author:

Steve Lynch is a portrait photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has over 12 years of experience with photography, television and film production and engineering, and has been shooting professionally for the past 5 years. As a single father of 2 girls, he recently returned from taking 18 months off after his youngest daughter Savannah was born. He's refocusing his photography business towards a commercial / advertising direction while incorporating eProducts and Talking Portraits into his workflow.

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