First, let's talk about studio lightings.
Even with the highest quality camera, bad lighting can ruin a photo session. It is important to find
lighting that creates a bright, but natural effect. Speed lights, the technical name for a flash, produce a
quick burst of bright, focused light. This is appropriate for portraits and other settings where shadow
and depth are necessary. Continuous lighting, which produces a consistent illumination, is appropriate
for photographing objects like products.
Photography lighting is significantly brighter than any household fixtures. It must be diffused or
reflected to create bright light without washing out the subject. An umbrella or softbox is a valuable tool
that can do just that. Most are white and may include a removable cover in black or silver. Each
produces a different effect.
Here are some greate studio flash light kits selected by our professional photographers.