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#1 Alexander Sutton Hough

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:31 PM

Hi I am looking for a good option for a small LED light that can help with catch-lights in the eyes. Whats a small versatile light that can help when in a pinch to give actors catch-lights in the eyes without effecting the overall lighting on the face, especially in higher lighting ratios and in shadows.  


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:39 PM

I have a Yongnuo YN300 LED that I use occasionally as an eyelight. The CRI is reasonable, and it has a built in dimmer. I think it was about $60 on eBay. Generally I would try to use a larger source as an eyelight, though, as otherwise the catchlight in the actors eye is tiny.


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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 01:41 PM

Something like a LIte-mat 1 is a good choice. Expensive, yes, but you can dim it to just give the right amount most of the time. Generally, though, the eye-lights you see are the reflections of a large soft source lighting the scene.


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