Friday, September 13, 2013

Portable LED Lighting Solutions For Photographers

Recently, CINEMILLS' Online Media Director, Russo Mutuc checked out a couple of LEDZ Brute 3 lighting. Russo is a professional photographer, with origins in street photography. He also converts from digital still to motion photography.

On this specific weekend, he wanted to photograph subjects in random locations, as well as controlled environments. He used the lights to photograph headshots, staged dramatic lighting, and street portraits.

LEDZ product line, it is a versatile, lightweight, powerful light that can be used in many different applications. The optional on board battery will run the unit for an hour and a battery "Quick Pack" that will run the unit for 8 hours.

Below, he photographed model, Elizabeth Hidjinian, for her headshots. Limited on time and natural light, the Brute 3 was a perfect assistant and tool to use for photographers working solo. Eliminating the use of reflectors or bounce, it created a more thorough workflow. Lighting the subject with additional fill light, from the Brute 3, resulted into stronger images.

As the sun went down, and night came into play, he switched gear to controlled lighting indoors. Even the makeup artist was able to utilize the lighting, while she worked on the model.

Applying gels on the light fixtures, and trying out different angles, he was able to capture some of the images below.

Switching gear to street portraits. He went out in the streets of Los Angeles to hunt for interesting people to photograph. His series called "Dark Angeles" captures portraits - people of the night. The one subject below, he met and photographed in a carwash.

"The Brute 3 lighting are perfect for me when I am in the streets looking for subjects to photograph. Two lights on light stands, I was able to position the lights where I wanted them to be. Plus, the on board battery packs allowed me to be more versatile."  - Russo Mutuc




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