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Flash or Light Type as Lighting Equipment Used in Photography

Flash or Light Type as Lighting Equipment Used in Photography

 Every DSLR camera on the market certainly has an internal flash. This internal flash results are less than the maximum, because the default camera flash only serves to make photos brighter. Flash default that can not give an artistic feel in the photos we have.
Pop Up flash or built-in DSLR camera flash that has a function as lighting. But this internal flash function is less than the maximum compared to the external flash
Pop Up flash or built-in DSLR camera flash that has a function as lighting. But this internal flash function is less than the maximum compared to the external flash
There are several types of lighting fixtures in the world of photography, although the logic of how they work is the same, but they have different forms. Some of these equipment include:

EXTERNAL FLASH


Why do we have to spend quite a lot of money to buy an additional flash, while the DSLR camera that we have has a pop up flash in it? It's simple, because the flash on a DSLR camera does not produce good light.
External Flash has a much better quality shots than the default camera flash or pop up flash
External Flash has a much better quality shots than the default camera flash or pop up flash
Its function is almost the same as the flash on the DSLR camera that we have, but it can provide more variety of light. In addition, the direction of the light released can also be set, because this flash has a flexible head that we can rotate according to your wants and needs.
With this flash, we can do bounhing (reflection) of light. This will make the photo we take look more natural than using a pop up flash. With portable flash we can also adjust the amount of light that comes out of our flash. From the photo above it can be seen, that the camera that uses flash pop up looks more rough. Whereas a DSLR camera that uses an external flash looks smoother. In addition, with an external flash, we can photograph the background as brightly as the object. Sometimes it becomes a problem when we are photographing an object in a light state whose intensity is brighter than the object, especially when the background has good visuals. Actually this would not be a problem, if only we could use the external flash properly.

STUDIO LIGHTING
Flash lights in the studio are many types, it would be better if we learn lighting first when using it. Unlike the external flash, studio lights require power from an electric current when used. Its use is a bit more difficult, because we have to understand the lighting theory quite well. But for the results are much better than we use an external flash let alone pop up flash. Studio lights are specifically for studio photographers to photograph objects whose movements can still be controlled by the photographer. For example photo models, products and advertising.

By type, studio lighting is divided into two, namely continuous light and monolight. If we describe it simply, hotlight is a type of lamp that continues to ignite, is not integrated with the camera. While monolight is a type of studio light that works like a flash, it will turn on if we press the shutter button.

CONTINOUS LIGHT

Continuous light like a bulb, the way it works is almost the same, that is, it emits light continuously when given an electric current. In price, hotlight has a price that is more expensive than monolight. In addition, what needs to be considered when using continuous light is white balance and flickr. Because there are some light characters from continuous light that will damage the white balance and also cause flickers. We recommend that you first look at the specifications of the continuous light when we buy it, because there are some recent outputs that are anti-flickr and also have better temperature calibration than the previous series.

Continuous light is also divided into two types, namely hotlight and coldlight. The difference is only in its effect, as the name suggests, hotlight will produce extraordinary heat if used continuously. This will have an impact on the comfort of the object that we photograph (if it's a living object), while Coldlight has a cooler character and also cooler.

There are several advantages if we use a hotlight in the studio compared to monolight, namely:
In terms of price not too expensive
We can see the light emitted into the object, because the lamp emits light continuously.
It is easier to install than a monolight, because its size is not too large.
Hotlights have several types, their functions are almost the same, the difference between one and the other is the character of the light emitted by the hotlight. Here I will try to discuss several types of hotlights that are commonly used.

Photofloods


This lamp is no different from the lights in our house, it only has a stand and can also be directed.
Photofloods are lights whose source of light comes from the bulb and can be set like a study lamp
Photofloods are lights whose source of light comes from the bulb and can be set like a study lamp
Simply put, how to use and function almost the same as the learning lights in our room. The bulb that he uses can also be easily found in any electricity shop. If we use this lamp, it is recommended to bring a backup bulb because sometimes it breaks easily when shaken.

HMI (Hydrargyrum Medium-arc lodide)


The price of this type of lamp is more expensive than photofloods, but in terms of light character, it has greater strength and is also more sturdy than photofloods. This type of lamp we often encounter when there are shooting scenes for film or video making because HMI usually has a good anti-flickr.
HMI or Hydrargyrum Medium-arc Iodidle has good lighting and is often used for filming needs
HMI or Hydrargyrum Medium-arc Iodidle has good lighting and is often used for filming needs
Even for white balance problems, we don't need special tools, because we can measure them through Kelvin. White balance displayed by this lamp will not damage, because the temperature is the same as sunlight.

Quartz Lights

This is the most powerful type of hotlight, usually durable than other lamps. The only thing we need to do is change the bulb. In addition, it has a variety of sizes and shapes, we can find a round and also colored. Lumens of light produced are also greater, because they contain halogen gas. But to note is that this lamp is very hot, it can even make our fingers blister when holding it. For that after we use it, first leave this lamp and wait until the temperature becomes cold.

Quartz Lights is the most powerful type of hotlight but it must be careful when holding it because it is very hot
Quartz Lights is the most powerful type of hotlight but it must be careful when holding it because it is very hot

Cold Lights


This type of lamp is different from hot light, it is not hot. But the color emitted tends to be tungsten. White balance will also be relatively safe if we use this type of lamp, because basically this type of cold lights provides light that is relatively more easily digested by the camera. This type of lamp is more friendly to objects and cameras. But unfortunately, the price is more expensive than cold lights. In the next few years, maybe a lot of videographers and photographers will switch to using cold lights. Because even though it's not too popular and has few variants, but it's more simple and easy to use.

Cold lights have a price that is quite expensive because the lamp material that is not hot when turned on (LED)
Cold lights have a price that is quite expensive because the lamp material that is not hot when turned on (LED)
There are some portable cold lights, it is like other continuous lights, but it does not use electricity. Just attach the battery and we can turn on the light anywhere. These lights are so many types and brands.

Monolight


Monolight is a type of lamp that is often used in photo studios. It works like an external flash, but its shape is bigger and quite complicated. In addition to having to use a large enough electric current, monolights also can not stand alone. Because to achieve maximum results, he must use additional accessories such as lights, stands, triggers and softboxes. The price is quite expensive, we might want to buy a set of lights that are middle pro, the price is the same as a lens with a pretty good quality. This is what causes professional photographers to charge quite expensive rates when working on a photography project.

Monolight is one type of external lights that photographers often use in photo studios
Monolight is one type of external lights that photographers often use in photo studios

By using this type of lamp, we can create many effects on objects. Especially when working on portraits, because many things can be explored when using this type of lamp. In addition to having an adjustable light, this lamp also has no problems with white balance.
Flash or Light Type as Lighting Equipment Used in Photography Flash or Light Type as Lighting Equipment Used in Photography Reviewed by Abillah3110 on August 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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