Let’s face it...taking good pictures and creating engaging videos is tough work.
Sure, some people have a knack for creating photos and videos that pop, but most of us have to put in lots of effort to get the results we want.
But as technology advances, photographers and videographers are finding that there are tools that can make all the difference in the world when it comes to fulfilling their creative vision.
I like to think of myself as being pretty tuned in and aware of emerging technologies - after all, I spend a fair amount of time reading about new products, testing them, and reviewing them.
One such product I recently stumbled upon is the TEKE Reactive and Animated DMX Lighting System. I like to refer to it as a “personal lighting assistant” because it truly makes creating engaging and dynamic lighting as simple as tapping your phone’s screen.
Is TEKE the right lighting setup for you? Let’s find out!
TEKE Makes Creating Dynamic, Animated Lighting Easier Than Ever Before
I’m all about making the process of creating gorgeous photos and videos easier, and TEKE certainly delivers on that front.
These lights are controlled via a smartphone app that literally makes it as easy as tapping the screen to change how the light interacts with the scene.
For example, you can browse the TEKE library in the companion app for dynamic lighting styles to add visual interest to your photos or videos. You can add animated effects as well. For instance, if you’re creating a music video and want lighting that reacts to the beat, TEKE will do that for you, instantly!
The app also comes loaded with presets like lightning, police lighting, traffic, and plenty of others so you can get the precise effect you want in just a matter of moments.
You can even create custom color palettes and save them for future use. Simply upload a photo or video clip that has a color palette you like. Then, adjust the selection points in the app, and TEKE will automatically copy the brightness, hue, shade, and temperature of the pixels you selected.
Again, all this is done in the app. With that kind of ease of use, you can worry less about lighting and more about framing up gorgeous photos and video sequences.
For me, being creative isn’t the problem. The problem is having the gear I need to make that creative vision come to life and doing so without a ton of time and effort.
Here’s a prime example…
Let’s say you’re shooting portraits or creative fashion. With traditional lights, you would have to constantly reset your lights or gels or have assistants wave multi-colored lights around to get beautiful gradient lighting.
But with TEKE, you can do all that on your own via the app. There’s no messing around with the original lighting setup. No assistants to pay to flail around with lights. Instead, you get the look you want quickly and easily. You can even connect multiple lights together if need be! You can also select from an array of instant moods for dynamic background or mood lighting.
As I said earlier, making awesome photos and videos is hard work, so the last thing you want is to have to spend your mental energy fighting with something like your lighting. TEKE eliminates that problem by delivering high-quality light right at your fingertips.
Get Wireless Connectivity and Superb Battery Life With TEKE
In addition to having all kinds of bells and whistles that make creating dynamic animated lighting a breeze, TEKE streamlines your workspace by offering wireless connectivity and excellent battery life.
I’ve tested many lights over the years that have been positioned as a long-lasting wireless light, only to find that they didn’t live up to the billing.
But with TEKE, you get true wireless performance thanks to the aforementioned smartphone control and DMX technology.
Unlike many Bluetooth lights that I’ve used in the past, TEKE’s DMX technology ensures vastly better signal strength and improved distance as well.
Additionally, TEKE has a five-hour battery runtime. That’s not at a reduced brightness, either - you get five hours with this thing at 100 percent brightness. That’s a fantastic battery life that will allow you to get the shots and video sequences you’ve envisioned without having to worry about when your lights will die. And, even if the batteries are running low, you can charge them while in use. Nice!
Work Smarter, Not Harder With TEKE
Now more than ever, photographers and videographers need to take the old adage to work smarter, not harder to heart.
These are tough times we’re living in, and when every penny counts, you need to streamline your workflow by investing in tools that make your job easier so you can get more jobs done more quickly.
With TEKE, you not only get a lighting system that helps you achieve your creative goals (in 20-inch and 40-inch sizes, no less), but you also get a lighting system that’s easy on the pocketbook. Great lighting, improved results, and expanded creative abilities for a low price sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
If you’re ready to get your own personal lighting assistant, visit the TEKE Kickstarter page and start down the path of creating more engaging and dynamic content!