Gear Guide

The best travel photography setups, from basic to luxury

Feb 29, 2024
Roman Fox

In this blog, I will cover different photography kits depending on your budget and your needs. I will show you what can be achieved with…

Best studio strobes for beginners and advanced photographers in 2024

Feb 9, 2024
Udi Tirosh

Strobes can be a difficult topic to master for a seasoned photographer, let alone new photographers. You know you need more light, but which strobe…

The best camera bag for photographers in 2024

Jan 12, 2024
Joost Wierenga

I can count on three fingers the most needed and purchased camera accessories for beginner photographers and filmmakers. The first one is kind of obvious:…

Best Canon cameras in 2023: Mirrorless, DSLRs, and point and shoots

Nov 21, 2023
Tom Saimon

I have been a Canon shooter, using the best Canon cameras available from the day I picked up a camera. First, as a commercial photographer,…

The best Sony cameras for photographers and filmmakers in 2023

Nov 19, 2023
Udi Tirosh

If you’re a photographer or filmmaker looking for the best Sony camera to buy, you’ve come to the right place. Sony has been a leader…

The best field recorders to buy in 2023

Aug 7, 2023
John Aldred

Having a good audio recorder in the field is invaluable for any filmmaker. (a.k.a. a field recorder or a portable recorder). Audio makes up half…

The best action cameras to buy in 2023

Jul 4, 2023
John Aldred

While action cameras are traditionally confined to the gear bags of extreme adrenaline junkies, they have worked their way into our lives in ways we…

The best camera straps for photographers in 2022

Jul 22, 2022
Joost Wierenga

Carrying your camera around is kind of a staple unless you’re a full-time studio photographer, and still then – what do you do with your…

The best microphones for vloggers to buy in 2022

Mar 6, 2022
John Aldred

If, like me, you use your cameras for video as well as photography, then at some point (probably sooner rather than later) you’re going to…

Best photography strobes and flashes for beginners

Feb 4, 2022
John Aldred

Flash can be a difficult topic to figure out for a new photographer. You know you need more light but which one do you get? Do you even need only one, or should you get several? What type of photography flash should you get? How much power do you need? What are modifiers? Which one do I need? Do I really need to spend all that money on one, or will the cheap ones do the job? Is there not just one light out there that I can use for everything? How do I connect everything up so that it all talks to each other? All of these questions and more can make it pretty overwhelming if you’ve never used flash before. So, in this guide, we’re going to try to answer some of them. We’ll take a look at the variety of different photography strobes and flashes on the market. Also, we’re going to try to help you figure out what light or lights you might want to get to start your flash journey. Finally, we’ll show you how different types of light might be better suited to different genres of photography.