LED Torch to Eliminate Facial Shadows

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by HobbyDocumentary, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Can the common 6 LED torches be used to eliminate facial shadows like
    that of nose or in case of deep eye sockets.I have seen a white LED
    torch but i seems to have a sloght blue tinge but looks OK when pointed
    at someone's face.Would it give any trouble to the camera
    exposure/colour as far as colors are concerned?

    Any LED torch experinces to share?
     
    HobbyDocumentary, Jan 24, 2006
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  2. You can put some diffusion on it. If you would use tracing-paper, this
    would make the light a bit warmer as well. Else you can always use some
    coloured lighting-gel, in conjunction with diffusion.
    If you only need a little bit of fill, you could bounce the LED-light off a
    bit of foamcore.

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jan 24, 2006
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  3. "HobbyDocumentary" wrote ...
    A LED-flashlight ("torch" to you) fanatic friend of mine recommended
    some of his favorite white-LED-illumination resources...

    Candlepowerforums.com is the big one.
    Parts sources are www.photonfanatic.com
    and www.theledguy.com
    Flashlight-forums.com is another place
     
    Richard Crowley, Jan 24, 2006
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    Nappy Guest

    just about any torch will remove shadows, hair, skin ..
     
    Nappy, Jan 24, 2006
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  5. ...

    "Nappy" wrote ...
    They have such a quaint vocabulary, don't they?
    Their automobiles have bonnets and boots, and they carry
    torches around, even in environments with explosive gasses,
    etc. And their antique electronic equipment is full of valves,
    yet you rarely hear of water damage. :)
     
    Richard Crowley, Jan 24, 2006
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    Nappy Guest

    :)) agreed..

    I enjoy it though ! Except when it comes to desserts like 'spotted dick'

    But what do they call a 'torch'?
     
    Nappy, Jan 24, 2006
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    David McCall Guest

    A torch is a portable light usually tubular or stick like.
    At one time they had actual flames,
    but now it's on to batteries and LEDs.

    In a way it makes more sense than a flashlight,
    but then batteries didn't last very long when it was named :)

    As for valves and tubes, "valve" is more descriptive of what
    the device actually does, while "tube", only assumes a shape.

    Vacuum tubes have a voltage across them, and you can vary
    the amount of current that "flows" through the tube by applying
    voltage to the grid. Thus the valve.

    David
     
    David McCall, Jan 25, 2006
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    Nappy Guest

    hmmmm but what about the Rum?
     
    Nappy, Jan 25, 2006
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    David McCall Guest

    All right, I'll bite.
    What about the Rum?

    David
     
    David McCall, Jan 25, 2006
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