Light Sources

About this tutorial

This tutorial takes an in-depth look at a variety of photographic lighting from the larger studio strobes, to speed lights, LED and even sunlight. This post also explores what type of lighting is typically used for different areas of photography such as fashion, still life or photojournalism. For students new to photographic lighting, this will help you to consider what type of lighting will be best suited for your goals – various brands and manufacturers are also explored in the post, but this site has no alliance to any particular brand. I’m a firm believer that while some makes are beautiful to work with, they all go pop in the end – this is a very good reason to consider studying in an actual school of photography as you typically get to work on a good variety of lighting first hand. You might also want to consider renting particular brands of lighting to test them out before you purchase yourself.

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