Lighting Accessories

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LED lights are gaining increasing acceptance in the professional video-production industry. When LED video lights were first introduced, they were seen as a smaller, lighter, and often times more convenient alternative to traditional tungsten fixtures, but they were generally considered inferior when it came to the brightness and the quality of light that they produced. However, significant... READ MORE
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Impact has introduced 26 new softboxes in multiple sizes with rectangular, square, strip, and octagonal form factors. The standard Luxbanx softboxes are intended for strobe use and feature white interiors and removable front and inner diffusers. The Luxbanx Duo softboxes feature silver interiors and a removable front diffuser; most models also have a removable inner diffuser.

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Vello provides an array of versatile hot-shoe adapters with PC sockets for connecting off-camera flash units and studio strobes with cables. These solution-oriented devices add a PC sync connection to cameras or a shoe-mount flash.

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Tips and Solutions

Most of us wouldn't want a blue dog, red horse, or purple parents, but we've all had them at one time or another in our cameras. Like wearing polka dots with plaid, the light balance and your subject were just a bad match. This is where custom white balance comes in handy.

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In this tutorial, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, takes you through the basic steps of lighting a green screen properly. Green-screen production is great for special-effects work or when you need to shoot a subject against a variable background.

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Buying Guide

When working with flash lighting, it is rarely the case that bare-bulb flash is the ideal choice for lighting subjects, especially when those subjects are wedding participants and your objective is to create inviting and flattering light. Flash can be modified in a number of ways, which all effectively diffuse and redirect the initial light source into a broader, more aesthetically pleasing source.

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PocketWizard has just announced a new addition to their formidable lineup of radio transceivers: the Plus X. The Plus X is poised to be their simplest transceiver yet, due to its minimal design and straightforward operability. With few controls on the unit itself, there is little to modify aside from the basic channel selections.

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Larry Becker of Kelby Media explains the importance in this video of using softboxes as you move your speedlights off camera in the studio. When you're trying to light your subject, a soft, diffused light is almost always going to look better than a harsh, pinpoint light that creates hard shadows and extremely bright areas. 

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Tips and Solutions

In this B&H Video, Mia McCormick highlights a few on-camera video lights that can also be used off-camera for enhanced lighting control. She begins by walking us through some points to consider before purchasing a light as well as the importance of knowing your requirements for wattage output, power sources, intended location and needed durability to determine what light is best for you.

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We took a few minutes to speak with Mr. Joey Quintero, professional photographer and lecturer at the B&H Event Space, about ways we can improve our photography, especially in terms of portraits and basic lighting techniques.

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As 2012 draws to a close, we have the opportunity to take a look back at a year which saw many innovations in the world of HDSLR video. One of the most prominent trends of 2012 has been the continuing blending of still and video acquisition technologies into the same tools.

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At B&H, we are constantly exposed to innovative new products that help make life and work a little easier, whether you’re shooting photos, videos, making music or just relaxing at home. The most memorable aspects of this equipment often lie in the little details.

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The Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR light meter is the first meter available that features a color touch screen interface for taking light readings, navigating menus and controlling personal profiling options. This meter allows you to record light readings for still, flash and cine applications, and even lets you control which metering methods readily appear to best suit your own image-gathering workflow.

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Tips and Solutions

As a grip, it’s your job to handle the lighting and rigging on the set. You’ll set up, take down, move and adjust dollies and cranes and will also be responsible for the non-electrical side of modifying the lighting. 

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Some manufacturers like to complement their products with proprietary fittings for their accessories. In other instances, functions aren’t included because of price point or perceived non-usefulness. But for photographers, this can be frustrating when they want, for example, to use a universal flash on a Sony camera that doesn’t have a PC connection.

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