New toys…er, tools

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UPS dropped off cool stuff on Friday – a new Fotodiox 312AS LED light panel and a copy of Kirk Tuck’s “LED Lighting: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers.” Because A) the price of the LED panel kit is very, very affordable and B) what good is a how-to book if you don’t have the tools to practice with? That’s my justification and I’m stickin’ to it.

I’ve been curious about LED lighting for a couple of months now, since I’ve started taking note of it – largely through Kirk’s posts on his own blog. [link] It’s not a be-all, end-all solution for photographic lighting and there are still several types of shooting where flash is going to be king. But I think there’s definitely room for continuous lighting, and several perks to having it as an option.

I’ll post more in the coming weeks, including some actual in-use shots as I get a handle on it. More to come…

Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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  1. I love LED lighting! The light I have looks very similar to yours Brent (I have the YN version). When I consider the highly expensive alternatives (such as the Lowel iD light) it’s a no-brainer. I love these lights for dramatic portraits and film noir with the usual plus point that they are lightweight and compact.

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