Can high quality LED lights be used for professional quality indoors portrait work?

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Ellis Vener
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Re: Part of my point with this thread is to provide a heads up.
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Lynxo wrote:

Hi,

What would you consider the minimal distance between subject(single portrait) and the continuous LED light source for very tight spaces?

Can one even acheive dramatic/great lighting at short distances?

sure you can, you just need to control where the light is going. You can do that with lenses, barndoors, grids, and flags. If you don’t want light to reflect from a wall, the easiest way to achieve that is to keep light from reaching it.

I’m strickly amateur.

Physics does care if you are an amateur or an ancient, gray bearded,  long time professional.

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