Studio Lighting

by Cory Rice ·Posted 09/29/2022
Westcott's latest updates to the FJ Series is all about wireless control. Leading off is the FJ80 II Speedlight, which includes a built-in transceiver that can communicate with compatible FJ lights from atop your camera. Alongside the new flash is the FJ-x3 Wireless Trigger, which can be used with the FJ80 II off-camera as well as FJ-series strobes. Rounding out the announcement is a series of portable lighting kits for photographers to take their FJ lights on the road easily
by Cory Rice ·Posted 09/08/2022
The Litepanels Studio X series of LED fresnels delivers dependable lighting for talent in a wide range of sizes, color temperatures, and mounts. Designed with the industry leaders at Quartzcolor, Studio X lights produce flattering, directional light from units built to endure the rigors of professional studio and broadcast environments. Studio X lights feature a COB design and are available in six sizes: 60W (X2), 100W (X3), 150W (X4), 200W (X5), 300W (X6), and 360W (X7).
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 09/09/2022
Z Cam is announcing that the same philosophy and innovation that has brought outstanding quality to Super35 and full-frame sensor cine cameras is being applied to update its classic E2-F6 camera. The result is an even more versatile E2-F6 Pro 6K camera and the release of three new LED panel lights that bridge the gap between LED and natural light.
0 Views ·Posted 07/06/2022
Ashkan Roayee shares tips for creating dramatic lighting for dance portraits. 0:00 - Introduction 0:27 - Angles & Lenses 1:04 - Lighting Setup 1:25 - Fabric 1:52 - Posing & Lighting 2:25 - Studio Size 2:58 - Final Thoughts
0 Views ·Posted 03/12/2022
Professional photographer Joe Edelman walks through the portrait lighting setups he's used during his creative photo shoots, including how to use color gels for lighting. Want to know more about planning a portrait photo shoot? Watch this video. Do you have any tips of your own to share? Do it, in the Comments section. Click here to watch Part 1!
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 03/08/2022
The Godox SL300II LED Video light is the latest and most powerful light in Godox’s popular SL II series of continuous lights for photography and video work. The new light combines a powerful 300W of output, accurate color, quiet operation, and built-in special effects—all in a single monolight-style unit.
by Cory Rice ·Posted 09/30/2021
The Dayled 2000 PRO Dual-Color is one of nine freshly updated LED Fresnels from Lupo created for photographers, cinematographers, and studios looking for serious power and precise control from a continuous light. Perched at the top of the Dayled lineup in terms of strength and versatility, the new 2000 PRO Dual-Color features an expanded CCT range, wider beam angle, and handful of practical updates over its predecessor. My first
0 Views ·Posted 09/09/2021
Profoto’s new 250Ws B10X and 500Ws B10X Plus OCF flash heads were designed with hybrid photo and video creators in mind. Boasting shorter recycle times and brighter LED modeling lights than the B10 and B10 Plus, the duo offer improved performance while retaining the features that made their predecessors so popular in the first place.
by Cory Rice ·Posted 07/01/2021
In a market oversaturated with LEDs competing to do a little bit of everything, I found Lupo’s Superpanel Dual Color 30 LED Panel to be a welcome return to simplicity in function and design. Whether lighting for photo or video, this bi-color LED can reliably match 3200-5600K ambient light or serve as a powerful key source on its own. Out of the box, this light is sturdy and easy to handle. Measuring 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.9" and weighing 8.2 pounds
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 03/08/2021
For the longest time, the differences in weight, size, power, and recycling times between speedlights and monolights were glaring, but this is no longer the case. Technologically, speedlights and monolights have become increasingly sophisticated, most notably in their respective TTL and wireless capabilities. At the same time, smaller and lighter monolights have been coming to market,
by John Harris ·Posted 03/05/2021
This time last year we were crammed into a fishbowl of a recording studio with Hollywood portrait photography legend Greg Gorman, who was the keynote speaker at the 2020 Depth of Field Conference. Blissfully unaware of the coming shutdown, we laughed and shared stories with Gorman while recording an episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. What can be said a year later? But on
0 Views ·Posted 02/24/2021
Profoto has unveiled the Pro-11 2400 AirTTL Power Pack, adding AirX connectivity as well as a variety of internal and external design upgrades to its flagship power pack. A familiar sight on fashion, action, and high-speed photo sets, Profoto’s power packs have earned their namesake, providing dependable, top-tier performance on some of the most demanding jobs in the photo industry. Capable of firing as fast as 1/80,000 second, the Pro-11 is equipped
by Cory Rice ·Posted 01/29/2021
A persistent challenge photographers face when working in-studio is avoiding monotony. This can be especially difficult when shooting in the same space with the same tools and the same props over and over. One way of keeping your studio work fresh is by customizing the equipment with which you are working. This article covers a handful of do-it-yourself projects that can add a little extra character to your studio without requiring a large budget or extensive building experience. Paint or Stain Your Apple Boxes Are you tired of providing free
by Cory Rice ·Posted 01/04/2021
The Godox TL60 Tube Light offers a brilliant array of colors for photographers and videographers to choose from, whether for designing creative environments, matching ambient lighting, or producing special effects. Featuring a slim 2" diameter tube and length of 2.5', this 18W LED can be easily handheld or installed in places many other lights simply could not fit. Whether used individually or combined into channels and groups, the TL60 can
0 Views ·Posted 12/15/2020
Westcott has just added two new lights to its FJ Wireless Flash System: the FJ80 Universal Touchscreen 80Ws Speedlight and the FJ200 200Ws Strobe. As the latest additions to the FJ lineup, both lights are designed to maximize compatibility across camera brands. The FJ80 can sit atop virtually any camera while the FJ200 works in tandem with