3. The Pros & Cons of Shooting with Continuous LED Lights

Instructor Abba Shapiro

3. The Pros & Cons of Shooting with Continuous LED Lights
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Lighting with flash is convenient, but if you're working in a studio setting, you might also want to consider LED panels. Along with other continuous lighting sources, LED panels have the advantage of enabling you to see and tweak your lighting without having to make a lot of test shots. What's more, the new generation of LED panels are more affordable and portable than ever. Unlike flash, they also work beautifully for video shoots. 

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.


1. What You'll Learn in This Course 00:58
2. Who Is This Course for? 00:30
3. The Pros & Cons of Shooting with Continuous LED Lights 19:36
4. The Types of LED Lights 14:21
5. Shaping & Controlling LED Lights 10:36
6. Shooting Portraits with LEDs 14:51
7. Product Photography with LEDs 5:13
8. Shooting Outside with LEDs 3:22
9. Wrap Up 00:33
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Abba Shapiro
Abba Shapiro is an Adobe master trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. He is also a master trainer in several non-Adobe video production tools and has helped editors migrate to the Adobe platform. With 30 years of experience in video and film production, Abba has worked for a wide range of commercial, corporate and federal clients, including: USA Today, NASCAR, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision, Major League Baseball, Showtime, Viacom, The Discovery Channel, and CNN.