Posts Tagged ‘Balanced flash’

LED Light panel vs. Flash

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In recent years there have been some advancements in technology that allow for brighter, cheaper LEDs. This has allowed for LED Light panels - a large number of bright LEDs grouped together like a single light.

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The continuous light output by these panels makes them most suitable for video work. However, some also advocate their use for still photography. In this article I'll compare the benefits and disadvantages of LED Light panels against hot shoe speedlights (flash).

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Fill Flash

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Fill flash is where you use your camera's flash (or an external flash unit) as a secondary light to fill in shadows.

One of the main uses for fill flash is when photographing people under bright light (for example on a sunny day). The harsh light creates strong shadows on the face. But by using fill flash, you can add some light to the shadows and reduce their appearance.

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

August 30th, 2011 at 1:09 pm