Thursday, September 19, 2013

Auto Photography with LED Lighting

   Auto photography with a strobe can be a endless process of trial and error. On a highly reflective surface, such as a new car, controlling acceptable hot-spots and reflections from flashes can be time consuming at best. Enter the constant light and Live View on the camera. In this series of shots a Neerwer CN-160, 160 LED video light with variable power recommended by Scott Bourne a while back was used. Adjusting the position and intensity of the light while viewing the results on the camera LCD real time for the desired result was a snap. The light was used both on a light stand and handheld. For close-up images of sections of the car and the camera on a tripod, we were able to get respectable images in a short amount of time.