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How To Use The LitraTorch For Macro Photography

Posted by Marissa Scheid on
In this video, photographer Mike Moats shows us how he uses his LitraTorch for macro photography lighting. The three different lumen settings of the Torch make it easy to add just the right amount of light you need in your shot. Its compact size and versatile features make it a very handy addition to your photography kit. Check out some of the benefits of using the LitraTorch for Macro Photography.

Compact and Lightweight and Rugged

You won’t have to lug around a heavy, clunky light to get that extra bit of lighting during your shoot. This is especially helpful when you are planning to travel far distances before setting up or are packing minimally. At 3.17oz and 1.5"x1.5" in size, you’ll barely even notice the Torch in your pocket, yet when you pull it out, it packs a punch. Plus, if you plan to use it like Mike in this video, it is extremely easy to hold up and position, making your shoot a one person job. The light is also rugged and waterproof so it will keep up with your adventures. 

Daylight Color Temperature

Daylight (sunlight at midday) color temperature ranges between 5000K - 6500K. The LitraTorch is within this range at 5700K. This range is optimal for most photography and videography because it helps capture the colors of the subject as close as possible to how it would look under real sunlight conditions. This is why you will see special lighting booths at Home Depot in the paint sample aisle or special lighted mirrors at Macy’s in the cosmetics department. Many photos and videos are shot in the “golden hour” at sunrise and sunset. This color temperature is in the 2300 - 4300K range. With the tungsten/CTO filters in the Litra Photo Filter Set, you can adjust the light color temperature to create a warmer light on the subject. 

Wide Beam Angle

The LitraTorch matches an ultra wide camera angle. It’s designed with an 80 degree beam angle and fills close to 160 degrees with light. Compared to other lights that are designed more like a flashlight with a center hot spot, the Torch has an even, smooth light pattern with no hot spots. This makes it an ideal tool for macro photography by providing evenly distributed light throughout the entire frame.

Recommended Products

These are the recommended Litra products for outdoor and macro photography. Click below for more information on each of the products. The full range of Litra products include lights, mounts, and accessories. 

LITRATORCH

 

litratorch led light

COLD SHOE BALL MOUNT

 

litratorch led light cold shoe ball mount

TRIPOD HANDLE

 

litratorch led light tripod

PHOTO FILTER SET

 

litratorch led light color filters

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