MC Contributor, Hybrid Photography Pioneer and Photo-Video Ninja Will Crockett replies to a reader question about LED Lighting on our sister website, DiscoverMirrorless.com.
“The ultimate hybrid photo studio is decked out with all LED mains, fills and hairlights so we can shoot still photos or video files at any time. To do that, we need to abandon flash and go to continuous light. LED panels are available now for the broadcast video folks with high CRI rating and are becoming semi-affordable. But unfortunately, very few LED lights are ready for pro level still photography… yet.”
Will also discusses some of his results on LEDs, and sheds a little light (no pun intended ~_^) on the rather misleading CRI ratings issues.
My 2 Cents
Necessity is the mother of invention, so look for some new and innovative LED solutions to hit the market in the next 12-24 months. Because Hybrid Photography is growing in popularity, and with Hybrid Photography – always on LED lights will be a necessity.
In the meantime, check out the Quantum Omicron LED Ringlight that Will talks about in the video. It’s excellent!