Combining Daylight with LED Lights

In this video, photographer Jay P. Morgan (from the Slanted Lens) looks at combining daylight (from a window) and LED light for a cooperate shoot.

According to Morgan: “The reason that LEDs have become so popular is that they have become a reasonably priced alternative to an HMI daylight balanced light source. HMIs were very expensive and had a huge balance you had to lug around. The early LEDs were large panels of multiple LEDs to create a light source. When single light LEDs came onto the market, it was a huge leap forward. Now you have a single light source in a mono blockhead that is cool enough to attach any strobe soft box or modifier”.

In the video Morgan uses and talks about his own favorite – Photoflex NorthStar Lite – this is an advanced 100 watt high powered single cell LED which has a continuous dimmer, a 120 degree wide angle light dispersion, is flicker free and can be used with a whole host of accessories. You can get the NorthStar Lite on Amazon for just under $1150.

You can find all of Jay P. Morgan’s videos here on LensVid on the following link.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

2 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.