Lighting Accessories

On-Camera LED Lights

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.

Impact Luxbanx Softboxes

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.

Overview: Vello PC-Shoe Adapters

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.

Vello White Balance Cards and Disc

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.

Green-Screen Basics

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.

B&H Wedding Guide: Choosing Umbrellas and Softboxes

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.

PocketWizard Announces the Easy-to-Use Plus X Transceiver

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.

Getting Started with Softboxes

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. 

On-Camera Lights

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.

Holiday 2012: Home Portraiture and Lighting

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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