Shooting with a speedlight on camera is not something most of us would choose for portraits. But sometimes there’s no other choice, whether you don’t have the equipment to shoot off-camera or you don’t have enough room. So, Gavin Hoey comes to the rescue. In this video from Adorama, he’ll show you a few solutions for getting flattering light with your speedlight attached to your camera.
The popular wearable Lumiee LED lights have received an upgrade. Spiffy Gear has today announced its successor, the KYU-6. Like the original Lumiee, it comes in 95+ CRI bi-colour and clean wavelength RGB flavours, but KYU-6 comes with finer brightness settings, better weather resistance, and you can now charge it while using it.
Aputure has announced the release of the new Aputure MC RGBWW LED light. It’s the first RGB light to be released by Aputure, first shown off at NAB 2019 earlier this year. It offers full control over hue, saturation and intensity, but it also features white LED lights, too, offering a bicolour range from 3200K to 6500K with a CRI/TLCI of 96+.
While billed as an on-camera LED light for video, the new Manfrotto Lykos 2.0 is a pretty powerful 2-in-1 LED light panel that can also be quite handy for photography, too. And, of course, you can take it off your camera if you wish.
It’s a bicolour LED ranging from tungsten to daylight and it’s water-resistant, but not waterproof, meaning you can use it outdoors even in not-so-great weather. Its array of LEDs feature built-in lenses, to optimise efficiency, and it can be controlled from your Android or iOS smartphone, too.