When it comes to lighting for portrait photography, flash has long been the tool of choice. However, in recent years, constant lights have made some significant advancements, and with the advantages they offer, they can be a compelling alternative to traditional strobes. If you are wondering which is right for your work, check out this great video that details some of the differences between them as well as the pros and cons of each.
Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this awesome video compares LED continuous lights to flashes for portraiture work. There are a lot of variables to consider when it comes to this decision, but by far, the most important is power output. Though they have advanced quite a bit in recent years, LEDs still output far less power than traditional strobes on average. If you are in a studio in which you have complete control of the light, this might not be a problem, and you might prefer the convenience of constant light. However, if you often work outside and need to overpower the ambient light, you will likely want to use flash to give you the sort of power and control you need. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Ortiz.