Light & Motion Blog

The Ultimate Focus Light For Night Divers
By: Shawn Miller Author Shawn Miller setting up a cuttlefish shot. Photo by Russell Gilbert. The Light & Motion Sola Photo 1200 is the most popular modeling light used for underwater macro photography.  I have been using Sola lights for over...
We're in this Together
We are reaching out to you today, our Light & Motion partners, customers and friends, to recognize that in working together for good, we all have the wisdom and strength to protect the health and well-being of our communities, families,...
Skydiving with Light & Motion
Aerial Stunt Coordinator and Cameraman, Joe Jennings of Skydive.TV gives Light & Motion an inside look at what it's like to jump out of an airplane with everything from sky surfers, bikes, cars, and even a full living room. Joe...
Rolling Along with the Coastal Sifters
Cooper and Pius quit their jobs and hit the road on bikes carrying their surfboards. They are traveling from Seattle to Mexico, leaving every place better than they found it. We were able to meet up with the Coastal Sifters...
Join us at Imaging USA 2019 in Atlanta!
Imaging USA is one of the most anticipated events of the year for photographers.  If you are coming to Atlanta in January don't miss Light & Motion booth #1847 to see the future of photo lighting!  Portable, powerful continuous lights from...
Wedding Photographers Love Continuous Lights
Wedding photography can be very demanding. Hauling around heavy gear, multiple batteries, cameras, stands, and lights can be exhausting before the big event even begins. Wedding photographers have to move with speed and grace to capture every important moment of...
Bike Lights & the FL-1 Standard
Light & Motion is the first bike light company to adopt and certify every light to the FL-1 Standard, a testing protocol to scientifically measure a light’s brightness, run-time, and water/impact resistance.  This gives you the consumer an accurate and...
Product Testing = A Better Customer Experience
Product testing starts with our deeply held belief that our integrity as a company will be reflected in the products we create and our customers’ experiences with them.  In other words, making great products isn’t mainly about engineering features and...
Continuous Light Innovation: Designed to Outperform
Light & Motion has been building high performance, self-contained lighting solutions for rugged environments since 1989. As a pioneer in underwater video and photography lights, we have worked with many leading image makers traveling to remote locations and demanding lightweight...
FL-1 Standard Professional LED Camera Lighting
LED camera lights are gaining momentum as the choice for event photography, ENG use, documentary filmmaking, cinema -  even fashion photographers are experimenting with continuous LED lighting now. The advantages are many: they are solid state, are very robust, last...
Portable Professional Lighting for UW and Topside!
By Annie Crawley Heading out on a Citizen Science Expedition to the Revillagigedo Archipelago aboard the Quino El Guardian, I knew I needed to have a solution for underwater and topside lights. We were going to be underwater diving and...
25 Hrs of Frog Hollow
The 25 Hours in Frog Hollow bills itself as the longest mtb race in America. It takes the standard 24 hour race and adds an hour by taking place on the weekend that we roll our clocks back an hour...
Angelina McEwen Reviews Stella
Being a professional videographer and working in an industry where technology is constantly changing, I'm always on the look out for more efficient and affordable equipment. This year I attended the annual NAB show where the newest technology is showcased,...
LED Camera Lights Meet CBS News Crew Demands
By Jake Barlow CBS News Perfect timing to capture the ideal moment defines my world. In the ‘run and gun’ realm of news gathering there are no second chances.  There are no routine days in news - demands are constantly...
Setting a High Standard: LEDs and Color Rendering
Lighting is an integral component of professional imagery - photographers, broadcasters, and cinematographers rely on ideal lighting to convey meaning and evoke emotion within their chosen medium. Natural light can present a sense of realism, yet rarely can image makers...
The Sola Dome Port Optic
Light & Motion is proud to introduce a new Dome Port Optic for Sola compact video flood lights to expand beam angle to 110° underwater!   This accessory stands to be an essential tool for both the novice and professional...
Stella Pro Lights go to Hollywood for Flicker Test
I enter a huge, black room and in the middle of it is a searing white light aimed at a white board and a fish tank. A Phantom high speed camera sits on an aged O’Connor 100. I can barely make out...
Backyard BBQ/Jacuzzi Shoot with Stella CL Lights
By Ralph Clevenger I’ve been working with a very talented group of Brooks Institute photography students over the past semester. They are taking 2-3 different photography courses and production shoots like this one allows them to create a diversity of images to meet assignment...
Becky Kagan Schott Swimming with Sea Lions and Sola's
I’ve had the pleasure of using the Sola 8000’s on several different shoots in the Caribbean to the cold waters of British Columbia. For years I’ve been bound by cords and canisters and now with the Sola’s my camera is...
Sola 8000 Saves Dave Hinkel In SOS Mode
During a dive on a recent trip to Fiji, I found myself in a critical situation, which nearly cost me my life. Our trip was three weeks long and on the second week, we moved to a resort in the Beqa area of Fiji. The seas were rough, and...
Stella Lights Easy to Rig for Portrait Photography - Anywhere
I am always looking for equipment that will make my work more efficient and give me the results I want. I recently got my hands on the new Stella lights and was very pleased on how I could use them...