Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Benefits Of Continuous Lighting
Constant light sources are great solutions for both still and video because what you see is what you get
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Continuous lighting is always on, and the obvious advantage to working with continuous light sources is that unlike strobes and monolights, which take a great deal of practice to learn before you inherently understand what changes will look like in a shot, what you're seeing in the real world with continuous lights will closely resemble the image that you're capturing.
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TUNGSTEN AND FLUORESCENT
The classic tungsten bulb is synonymous with continuous lighting. The historic bulb type is old technology, so it's very affordable. Tungsten also produces a much stronger output over other kinds of bulbs, like fluorescent and LEDs, but also more heat, as well.
The color temperature of the light produced by tungsten is much warmer than the standard daylight output of flashes and most other bulbs, with most models falling in the red-orange range of 3200K-3500K. This means that you must white-balance correctly when using tungsten or your subjects will appear very yellow.
Modern LED lights are constant, dimmable and often color-adjustable for achieving both daylight and tungsten output from within the same fixture. Heat generation is extremely minimal to the point that it's almost nonexistent, and LED bulbs also have much longer lifespans of thousands of hours.
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