video light – Las Vegas photo session – Taylor B

Las Vegas photo session with a model, using video light - model: Taylor B

While in Las Vegas recently, I met up with Taylor B, who is a photographer and model ... and also follows the Tangents blog. For a photo session, I decided I would like the glamor and glitz of one of the lobby areas of one of the big Vegas hotels. Taylor's outfit certainly matched the glitz.  Read more inside...

review: Litepanels Croma LED video light

review: Litepanels Croma LED video light

For one of the mini-workshops in Las Vegas, I used a Litepanels Croma LED video light (vendor). This photo of our model, Gwen, shows the typically dramatic light from a video light. The pronounced light fall off can work to our advantage. What sets this hand-held / on-camera LED video light apart from most, is that  Read more inside...

exposure metering when using video light for photography

photography: determining the exposure when adding video light

In response to the article on how to shoot romantic wedding portraits, using video light, someone asked about exposure metering with the video light. "Much in the same vein as using flash, do you establish the ambient exposure first (to your taste) and then add the video light to expose ‘correctly’ for  Read more inside...

photography with video light and daylight

photography with video light and daylight

With the recent lighting workshop in New York, we again played with the use of video light ... and then took it out to the street. The blue-ish tones of the shady side of the building here, contrasted beautifully with the warm glow of the video light. As with the article, gelling your flash to get a blue background, this is  Read more inside...

photography composition – finding the other angles

photography composition - finding the other angles

At the same photo shoot-out that the stunning Film Noir Fight Scene came out of, I again worked with a model, Jill. Her hairstyle and dress were strongly reminiscent of the flapper era. It therefore just suited a more dramatic and sexy pose and styling. And of course, dramatic lighting. For off-the-cuff /  Read more inside...

wedding photography: bride & groom portraits with video light

wedding photography: bride & groom portraits with video light

For that dramatic Hollywood look, a video light is probably the easiest light to use, especially when there is the need to work fast like on a wedding day. With Alli & Scott's engagement photo session, I knew I'd be working with a couple that would easily go along with any ideas that we'd come up  Read more inside...

After Dark photography education – Charlotte, NC – 2011

After Dark photography education - Charlotte, NC - 2011

This striking portrait is of Britney, one of the number of models that are at this, the current After Dark photography convention. Regular followers of the Tangents blog will easily recognize the lighting as being a video light. In this case, I reverted to the Lowel ID-light because it creates a stronger beam of  Read more inside...

romantic wedding portraits with video light

romantic wedding portraits with video light

By now it should be clear that I'm quite a fan of video lights for the romantic portrait session with a couple. The Incandescent WB of the video light usually matches the existing light fairly well. Because video light has a rapid fall-off in light intensity to the edges of the beam, it doesn't "flatten" out the light like  Read more inside...