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In a previous post we mentioned our loan of two Sola 4 LED Frensel fixtures to wedding and glamour photographer Neil van Niekerk and his subsequent review of the Sola 4 lights. But Neil is the type of photographer who is compelled to keep pushing his gear in the search of interesting effects and new ways of achieving them. In a follow up post on Hollywood Glamour Lighting, Neil used the two Litepanels LED Fresnels to recreate the iconic Hollywood portrait.
The directional quality of illumination from the Sola 4 allowed Neil to use the barndoors that are included with the fixture to create a small slit that only illuminated part of her face and allowed a gentle fall-off at the edges. Maybe most impressive is how close Neil had the lights to his model Elle Olins as can be seen in one photo. Such proximity would be impossible with traditional tungsten or HMI continuous lighting fixtures. But the Sola 4 LED Fresnels generate almost no heat which shows in the cool, collected and glamorous final product.