Lighting & Accessories

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 06/13/2022
Video lighting and camera slider manufacturer GVM—Great Video Maker—has just released several new LED lighting products for videographers, creatives, and still photographers. GVM is known for its diverse product line that includes
by Cory Rice ·Posted 06/08/2022
Transform legacy Rifa 55, 66, and 88 lights from tungsten to LED with Lowel’s LED Bulb
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 05/30/2022
Godox is refining and expanding its Knowled continuous constant-source LED studio light series with the addition of the four new Knowled lights—the M200 and M300—featuring daylight balanced or bi-color lights in 200W and 300W sizes. The new M200D, M200BI, M300D, and M300BI join the popular, and more powerful, high-output
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 04/24/2022
Please welcome the newest member of the Luxli Orchestra Series of awesome LED panel lights—the Luxli Timpani2 1x1 RGBAW LED Light—to the ensemble! Luxli has made some nice updates to its high-performance 1x1 panel light to better meet the needs of today’s filmmakers and creatives. The first Luxli Timpani is rocking a host of 4- and 5-star reviews from customers,
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 04/20/2022
Pocket-sized yet potent, Lume Cube's compact RGB Panel Go is the onboard light to turn to when you want a versatile, on-camera lighting solution. Ideal for video content creators, this LED panel offers 360˚ of RGB color, special effects, 3200 to 5600K color temperature, and more, all in a smartphone-like form. Lume Cube
by Cory Rice ·Posted 03/31/2022
Aputure has just added a pair of LED tubes and collection of flexible LED mats to the amaran lineup for photographers and videographers looking to sneak light into tight spaces or add creative lighting to their scenes. Available in 2-foot (T2c) and 4-foot (T4c
0 Views ·Posted 03/30/2022
Nanlite has cranked up the power of the Forza line of monolight-style LEDs with the new, daylight-balanced Forza 720 and bicolor 720B. The new lights feature the same build quality and customization options as their predecessors, while rivaling the output of
0 Views ·Posted 03/19/2022
If you've always wanted to get better results from your portrait photography lighting, but are fearful of the process, then JC Carey has a simple solution! In this B&H Event Space video, Carey discusses how lens selection, camera settings, and the lighting gear itself will inform your creative choices during a photo shoot. At the end of this presentation, you will know the three steps for setting up your off-camera flash outdoors! Are you fearful of setting up portrait lighting? Watch this video and fear no more! Sponsored by Westcott
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 12/14/2021
There is a new flagship in Aputure’s Light Storm lighting fleet—the Aputure LS 1200d. The new light is the brightest in the Aputure line and, according to the company, the highest output chip-on-board (COB) LED compatible with Bowens-mount modifiers. Let’s look at the company’s new standard-bearer. Aputure LS 1200d The
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/18/2021
Often, we need to add extra light to a scene to ensure we have enough light to create an image, freeze movement, or simply enhance the scene for the sake of the photograph. The primary way photographers do this is by using a flash. The electronic flash has been around since 1931 and, today, there are several variations—all with different potential uses for the photographer. Here, we will take a quick look at the types, compare them, and discuss the benefits of each type. Terminology Basics Before we dive into flash types, let’s get familiar
0 Views ·Posted 11/04/2021
Making a name for itself with powerful, compact, and durable LED lights for video and action sports applications, Light & Motion is taking things up a notch with the Reflex and Reflex S—a new breed of LED fixture that supports ultra-fast flash as well as a highly capable continuous light. It also maintains a lot of
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/25/2021
There are many articles on the Web about specialized lighting for macro photography. As awesome as some of these ring lights and macro flashes are, they become just one more thing to cram
0 Views ·Posted 10/11/2021
Nanlite has announced the PavoTube II 15x and 30x RGBWW LED Pixel Tubes, updating the popular fixtures to include pixel-based special effects, DMX compatibility, boosted output, better diffusion, a stronger housing, and revamped app control. An on-location favorite, these portable lights can provide a splash of color, match ambient light, or be
0 Views ·Posted 10/06/2021
Luxli has added another instrument to its “symphony of light” with the new Cello2 compact 10" on-camera LED light, and I was happy to get my hands on it to light a few scenes. At first glance, the light has basically the same form factor as the original Cello light, it comes with a shoe mount and L-series NP-F750 battery like the
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 10/06/2021
If you’re shooting video on an outdoor mobile production and realize your camera would benefit from a compact, lightweight matte box to control the light entering your lens, Tilta has filled that need with the versatile, new Mirage Matte Box for small and mid-size mobile camera rigs. The matte box features a clamp-on style and fits around 95mm lenses. But if you’re using lenses with different diameters, the matte box also comes with four lens-