Using video lights for outdoor night-time portrait photography
The image at the top was taken on the streets in Baltimore during the same time. Again, I controlled the power to match the video light’s brightness better with the background.
camera settings: 1/100 @ f3.5 @ 1600 ISO
This image was taken in the entrance of a subway station during the romantic portrait session with the couple. I liked that their wedding date now appeared on the display at the train station. I turned the brightness of the LED light down so that it better matched the available light in the background.
camera settings: 1/80 @ f2.8 @ 1000 ISO
Video light used
What made this unit unique was the sheer brightness. Other LED video lights I’ve used have all been lower intensity than the Lowel ID-Light (B&H / Amazon), for example. The Sabre Lighting unit is comparable in brightness to the Lowel ID-Light. These units were made with specific WB choices, and my unit was set for 3200K.
Currently the LED video light that I use is the Litepanels Croma LED video light (B&H / Amazon). What makes this unit exceptional is the ability to change the WB, allowing you to adapt the light to your environment.
- More info on using video lights for photography
- Wedding photography – bride & groom portraits with video light – Allison & Scott
- Use light & lighting to add impact to your photos (Grace & Joseph)
- Video light for the romantic portraits of the bride and groom (Julia & Louis)
- More images: Lindsay & Chris – Wedding photography at the Lord Baltimore hotel, MD