Blind­ing light

NPhoto - - Test Team -

De­spite hav­ing less power out­put than flash heads in pho­to­graphic terms, con­stant lights can still daz­zle your sub­ject and cause pupils to nar­row when you’re shoot­ing por­traits.

Flash heads usu­ally have a day­light colour tem­per­a­ture, whereas halo­gen con­stant lights have a tung­sten colour tem­per­a­ture. LED pan­els can have ei­ther, and may be fit­ted with dual banks so you can switch be­tween day­light and tung­sten.

Depth of field

The nar­rower aper­tures en­abled by flash heads can be good for group por­traits of two or more peo­ple, where you need to keep every­body look­ing sharp.

You can of­ten swap be­tween halo­gen bulbs of dif­fer­ent wattages for vary­ing the power of con­stant lights, but you have to wait a few min­utes for them to cool down af­ter use.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.