Equipment matters in flash photography. It’s not everything, but sometimes you just need it. And I mean the stuff around the flash and camera. Like light stands, brackets, and so on.
A scene like this:
Turns into this…:
…if you use a flash on a light stand, like this:
Not a lot of gear, but you cannot do without this, my usual minimum kit;
- 2x Pocketwizard
- Hotshoe cable (from flashzebra.com or from Pocketwizard)
- Light Stand
- Bracket for mounting flash and umbrella
That’s all. Small, folds up to nothing, so it’s easy to carry.
But I have a lot more… things I occasionally use. I collected these over the years; you can simply pick up an item every now and the, or you can get it all at once.
On that subject, a recent student in Guelph is selling this-an extensive kit. If you’re near Guelph, you may wish to take advantage.