New photographic equipment (Like Xmas came early!)

Days like these! Ordering new photographic equipment and waiting for the delivery is the best part, so geeky! Things that help save time is always a great thing, especially when we can save clients money too, Bowens are quite innovative in this instance. Studio lighting can be cumbersome, with cables running everywhere… it’s a bit of a nightmare. Photographers seem to use speedlites more and more these days off camera, they have great versatility (we too employ this method) but you do compromise on quality. There’s no getting round that. Speedlites are so harsh, without slapping on a massive softbox or another modifier and killing all the power whilst doing so, it’s impossible to get a flattering look sometimes. They are great for a hard edgy feel but that’s not what some clients are after and it’s good to be able to cater for all needs. You can get to new places with them and not have to worry about trailing cables. BUT…. there’s lot’s of alternatives, studio style lighting that now offer location flash with batteries. Getting that amazing studio quality out on location is just amazing. The only downfall to this is the cost. They are big money! […]