A lifesaver for shooting on location is a source of constant light that is portable and nimble. Cue: the light wand!
Light wands can be held in your hand, or placed on an available surface or light stand.
On the model I use, brightness is adjustable, and you can choose between 8 different colors for the light! Opening up the possibility of some really cool effects.
It also provides a nice soft, even illumination which is great for portraits. I’ve really enjoyed using it for off-stage photos of comedians between sets during the shows I cover. Here are a few examples of photos I’ve shot using it:
While flash is great under a lot of situations, shooting under continuous light offers several advantages over shooting with a flash:
If reading this has inspired you to get your hands on a wand of your own, you can find the one I use here.
Feel free to share your thoughts, questions and comments below. And if you do get a light wand of your own, share some of the images you take with it! I’d love to see your creations!