46% Of DIYP Readers Love Strobes, Another 30% Go Natural
By that question I meant what is the light source you love most when you are taking pictures. Strobists you can cheer, but it was a close match. Again, thanks for all who voted and commented, it helps us learn about the trends, and makes a great community feeling.
Results and some thought after the jump.
A large part of DIYP readership are strobists at heart. This is no surprise as we deal quite a lot with lighting hacks and frugal setups . I was not surprised at all that strobes came up first with just a penny under the half mark.
The next in line was a bit of a surprise for me. A good surprise. We deal with strobes, snoots, umbrellas and grids so much here that I was expecting the second in line to be studio strobes. The fact that natural light came second tells me two things - one: we have a wonderful audience that has not yet made the jump into artificial lighting - great, that a joint learning experience. And two: maybe the natural light photogs are doing great with homemade reflectors and foam core.
Third in line are studio strobes, the big guys. I will cover those later on the series, till then it is suffice to say that when power and reputability are needed there is no match for fine studio strobes.