Flash (gear)

The Godox V1 Pro is 2 flashes in one

Jan 22, 2024
John Aldred

Well, we didn’t have to wait long for that one, did we? It’s been two weeks since Godox’s filing with Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs…

Ulanzi enters the flash market with a $30 speedlight

Jan 12, 2024
John Aldred

Ulanzi has decided to step into the camera flash market with the Ulanzi F12 Mini Camera Flash Speedlite (buy here). The universal flash works with…

The Neewer Q4 offers a 400 WS strobe in a unique form factor

Jan 10, 2024
Tom Saimon

The Neewer Q4 ($379) is a 400 WS strobe, but unlike your standard studio strobe, it carries a unique form factor, which I found rather…

Godox is releasing a Godox V1 Pro flash

Jan 8, 2024
John Aldred

Godox has registered a new speedlight with Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. It’s the Godox V1 Pro, an upgraded version of 2019’s popular…

The Godox BFP and BLP use EF lenses to modify flashes and LEDs

Dec 26, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

Projection attachments have been around for a while. We already saw some from Godox, like the AK-R21 ($89), but now Godox has announced two new…

Flashback to the future! The Godox Lux Cadet is a new “retro-style” flash

Nov 29, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

Godox announced a new retro-style strobe, the Lux Cadet. It’s a new camera flash that will be the perfect pair-up to either a film camera or any retro-looking camera

Elinchrom launches the Three, their newest battery-powered off-camera flash

Oct 18, 2023
Alex Baker

Swiss lighting manufacturer Elinchrom has announced the Elinchrom THREE. This portable off-camera flash works with Elinchrom’s existing range of battery-powered strobes, including the ONE and…

What is TTL, or through the lens, flash?

Jun 7, 2023
Daniela Bowker

When you’re starting out with flash, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Just working out which type of flash you want to use, let…

Westcott FlexiGels make colouring your lights as easy as possible

Feb 22, 2023
John Aldred

Westcott has launched a new set of FlexiGels for the Westcott FJ400 strobe. Interestingly, though, they’re not made of your typical gel material. These are…

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.