We discovered Emma Davies, a commercial and fine art flower photographer, on Twitter. She had expressed interest in trying out some of our LitePads on an upcoming photoshoot – so we made her dreams come true and sent over some LitePad Axioms for her to try. Below is Emma’s report on the results of that floral photoshoot:
A throwaway tweet during #blogphotochat a couple of months ago led to Rosco getting in touch and offering to let me try their LitePads.
LitePads are basically portable north facing windows. They are a flat screen that gives out daylight balanced soft light. In short, a food, product or portrait photographer’s dream. All that advice you are given to shoot in indirect natural daylight? These LitePads allow you to do that all day and all night - all year long.
You can use them as your main light source:
Or dial the intensity down and use as fill:
The LEDs are so well designed - you can shoot straight into them without seeing any individual lights.
They were heavier than I thought - you can’t hold them with one hand. But they are easy to prop up or use with a light stand or on a tripod:
I thought they might be too bright, and give harsh shadows - or that if you moved them away to soften the shadows, they wouldn’t be bright enough. Neither of these were true - they really do give a beautifully soft, natural light all day or night long.