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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

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1 Comment to New toys…er, tools

  1. January 29, 2013 at 17:10

    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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