Lighting Techniques

The Pros and Cons of Continuous Lights

May 12, 2014

By Scott Neumyer

© Nigel Cox

A Dior handbag photographed by Nigel Cox for Bergdorf Goodman’s Spring 2013 catalogue.

The debate among professional photographers about whether to use continuous lighting or strobes has raged for years, but recent technological advances are starting to change all that, with both lighting options now used by many pros. The hard and fast rule used to be that, if you needed to stop motion in your images, you always went with strobes. The...

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