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Guide to
Lighting Equipment

Photography is a whole of a lighting game. Whether you are working with natural light or the creation of optimum studio lighting setup.

But as it is always noticed that adequate lighting is not always available, every photographer must have the right photography lighting equipment in hand to capture the perfect images.

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Summary

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LED Panel

(Diode/ Soft Film)

Pros:

  • Low power consumption

  • Low temperature

  • Long life span (durable and shockproof unlike glass bulbs)

  • Directional light

Cons:

  • Soft light

  • Made out of expensive materials

  • Reduced lumen output over time

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Portable LED

Diodes Panel

Pros:

  • Low power consumption

  • Low temperature

  • Long life span (durable and shockproof unlike glass bulbs)

  • Portable and easy to carry

Cons:

  • Low power lighting

  • Small area of light dispersion

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Foldable Light Panels

Pros:

  • Low power consumption

  • Low temperature

  • Long life span (durable and shockproof unlike glass bulbs)

  • Portable and easy to carry

  • Malleable to sui different usage

Cons:​

  • Reduced lumen output over time

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Light Strobes

Pros:

  • High power light output

  • Daylight colour temperature

  • Produce directional light

  • Interchangeable accessories

Cons:

  • Expensive

  • Fragile bulbs

  • Hard to plan the light composition

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Light Wand

Pros:

  • Low power consumption

  • Low temperature

  • Easy to Manipulate

  • Portable and easy to carry

Cons:

  • Low power lighting

  • Restricted lighting angle and direction

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Ring Lights

Pros:

  • For portraits and close-up shots

  • Eliminates harsh shadows

  • Soft light quality

Cons:

  • Limited to close ups and face shots.

  • Catchlights take the form of rings in the eyes

Types of Lighting Equipment

Strobe Lights