• Thursday , 28 May 2020

Combining Daylight with LED Lights – Photography & Video Tutorial

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Today on the Slanted Lens we are shooting two camera interviews with executives at East West Bank. We will look at the process of mixing daylight with LED light as we shoot executive interviews. Because we are working with daylight, we will need a daylight balanced light source. In the past we used HMIs.

The reason that LEDs have become so popular is that they have become a reasonably priced alternative to an HMI daylight balanced light source. HMIs were very expensive and had a huge balance you had to lug around. The early LEDs were large panels of multiple LEDs to create a light source. My favorite were the ikan panels which I used for several years and have been very happy with the ease of use and the way LED mixes with daylight. They were, however, hard to modify and large to move around and ship.

When single light LEDs came onto the market, it was a huge leap forward. Now you have a single light source in a mono blockhead that is cool enough to attach any strobe soft box or modifier to. Today, as we are on location for East West Bank where we will show how to blend this single source LED with window light.

See the images from the lighting breakdown at www.theSlantedLens.com
By Jay P. Morgan
The Slanted Lens



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  1. runbei
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Very grateful for the videos – I'm learning a lot. Off topic, but does it really add when there are three 16-year-olds feeding beer cans through a wood chipper in the background audio?

  2. The Diesel Opera
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Big soft lighting set up. looks good.  You should also check out the Lustra 50 LED fixture by PRL Lighting. They have a great little 3 lite kit backpack combo that I have used for this type of set up too.  Surprising how much light comes out of these little lights, and they certainly stand up with the ambient daylight.their website is http://www.prllighting.com  saw them at NAB in Vegas recently. Nice guys, and they started Litepanels!

  3. John Olson
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Here's a 2018 comment on a 2014 video – meaning that it will never be read. But I'm going to leave it here anyway. Tutorials like this are incredibly effective. How about tagging another minute on the end to show what all of this work looks like when you "roll tape?" How does the lighting work on her face, how does the lighting look on his face, etc? Tutorials are great, continue a bit to show the outcome. The two shot, the over-the-shoulder shots, etc.
    2018 out.

  4. Frank Romero
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Hello J.P.  What LED panel with barn doors would you recommend for video shooting in studio with dual lighting capabilities?  thx

  5. T K
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Pushy and disgusting advertisement

  6. WhichLens
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    I was so afraid with the first shot, man it was so dark ! (Joke)
    Great tools !

  7. Joe Cascio
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    this is an advertisement of video lights not about portraits…

  8. Paolo FiabeAlori
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Hi Jay P., surely you are a professional, but isn't this a little commercial advertisement? Cheers, Paolo

  9. simon gentry
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    it's a wonderful method as you said to control contrast on your terms. ty for sharing.

  10. Maxim Maximov
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    CRI of 85 !?! Well not so good for 2016 )))))

  11. Damian Brown
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Good video, nice to see the actual positioning. Thanks

  12. Olegasphoto
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    tamron lens suck

  13. DramKru
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    abs boring light scheme.

  14. MC68EC040
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    I like your videos, but this one is kind of hard to trust when you speak so incredibly well about the Northstar Lite like everything is perfect. I trust it's a great product, but you know… I don't necessarlity trust this raving review is entirely your opinion. 

  15. Francis Hew
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35


  16. Greggybread
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    What's with the executives horseshit. I hate this corporate bullshit.

  17. imsofinite
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    It's obscene that they're asking nearly $1,200 for that light. I have three of these:
    which as far as I can tell are identical lights. Same output, same mount, same technology. They only sell for $300 each. I've used them for about a year and they've worked great for every shoot I've used them on.

    It's possible that they're a knock off of the Northstar. I don't really know one way or another, but for a quarter the price, you know Photoflex is marking theirs up way too high.

    Anyway, I would buy these over the Photoflex anytime.

  18. Craig Murphy
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Is the Red, Green, and Blue balance of these lights equal or are they pushing out some green?

  19. dphotos
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Did you say your camera setting was 150 sec? I thought you should shoot your video at 50 sec if shooting 24p and to use a ND filter to get 3.5 with that lighting. Did you keep your video settings the same as your still camera.

  20. Brian B
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    I can't enter because I live in Canada?

  21. Dat Guy
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    Was just about to comment "how about a review on the light" and then it popped up after the first video…how convenient for me. Can the light run off any kind of battery system?

  22. broncojonnes
    August 7, 2018 at 07:35

    reeking marketing video 

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