led strip & lcd panel lighting ???

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  1. icondigital

    icondigital TPF Noob!

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    does anybody have any experience with led strip lighting or lcd panel lighting?
    i'm looking for the closet thing to daylight for indoor shooting.

    thanks for any advice! :hail: :thumbup:

    jeff
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I have no idea what this led/lcd stuff is apart from the fact that they must be little light things.... and from what you say I assume they're the same temperature as daylight.... rather than tungsten..... and that you're wanting to shoot indoors.

    I've always just used a Blue 80A filter with my tungsten lighting and it works fine. But anyway... that's not answering your question.

    Back to our regularly scheduled program......
     
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    Why not just tungsten lighting with tungest based film (or equivalent White Balance)?? I would imagine it difficult for LEDs to produce enough light and LCD panels used just to emit light must be terribly expensive...
     
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    trying to reduce glare as much as possible on long shiny cylinder shapes! :confused:
    you're right though the led strips are pretty pricy! :(
     
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    Diffusers/softboxes/reflectors won't do the trick?
     
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    icondigital TPF Noob!

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    they help reduce glare quite a bit but i would prefer a quicker way as far as set up at different locations!
     
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    A quicker set up is one idea. Another idea is too take the time and go with super difuse lighting. You will find that people (eventually) hire you on great lighting.
     
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    icondigital TPF Noob!

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    just a hobby for me! ;)
    could you recommend some make and models of type you are referring to? :D

    thanks
     
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    Check out http://www.smithvictor.com/ http://www.lowel.com/
    Lowell is expensive and Smith Victor is more reasonable. I have found tungsten lights too be softer and a lot easier to control. The light is especially pleasing through diffusion or bounced off of some thing white.
     
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    icondigital TPF Noob!

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    did you happen to see the lowell ego lights? how do you think they would compare to the tungsten lights? :confused:

    thanks craig! :)


    jeff
     
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    Looks like it will produce a nice light. I have never used them. Investigate and see if it can be put on a light stand or something. You may run into trouble if the light source needs to be close to the subject.
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use a pair of Westcott spider-lites with 5 23 watt florescent bulbs. They supply bulbs that are 5000K color temp and the result is very pleasing. In the shop I have softboxes, and for location I have a pair of "shoot-though" umbies. The soft boxes produce a better, softer light but the umbrellas setup quick and still are quite nice. These might be a less pricey alternative that LCD panels.
     

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