From beginners looking to start their first photography studio to experts looking to improve their studio tools, LED lighting is a strong contender to consider. All photographers know that lighting can either make or break your photograph, and LED lighting can improve your photos and the efficiency of your studio.
Here are five advantages of LED lights for photography.
Simple Color Temperature Control
One challenge in controlling the color temperature in photography is that our eyes cannot always see the difference between one light and another, but our camera will. LED lights will allow your camera to capture photos more closely to what colors look like to you.
Many LED lights are also dimmable and can be brightened or lowered by remote control, giving you more control over the brightness of the lights you are using.
You Can See Your Lighting as You Compose the Shot
Flashes and strobes only provide lighting when you take your photo. This means you’ll likely have to do a couple of test photos before you get the perfect shot. LED lighting panels allow you to set the shot up with your light source already on, making getting the perfect shot quicker and easier.
They Reach Full Capacity Instantly
LED lights require no warmup time, unlike incandescent bulbs. With LED lights, you won’t have to wait on your lights to warm up for the right picture. This allows you to focus on setting up your other equipment and simply turning your LED lights on when you’re ready for staging.
LEDs Give Off Cool Light
Depending on the size of your studio, it most likely gets pretty stuffy with traditional lights. LED lights do not give off heat like other lights which will keep you and your subjects cooler.
Due to their cool nature, LED lights can be also be placed in tight areas where it would be dangerous to put a traditional light. In addition, as there is little to no cool-down period when a shoot is over, using LED lights allows you to use your time more efficiently.
They Save You Studio Money
LED lights can save your studio in several ways due to their high energy efficiency which will reduce your monthly energy bill. Also, the long lifespans of LED lights can reduce maintenance and bulb replacement costs.
Seamless color temperature control, easier shot composition, no time wasted on warming up, emitting cool light, and saving money are five advantages of using LED lights for photography.aa