Build a Studio Lighting Setup on a Budget

home photo studio

As your photography skills start to improve, you realize more and more how difficult it can be to rely on natural light for your shots. Indoor shots can be difficult due to a lack of “good” light. Outdoors, the weather is unpredictable and constantly changing. If you sit around and wait for the perfect lighting, you’re going to miss a lot of great shots. For… Continue Reading

Yongnuo YN-160 LED Review

YN-160

LED light panels are advertised mostly for video lighting, although I’ve found them to be incredibly useful for indoor photography projects. I just purchased the YN-160 a few weeks ago to test it out, and so far I’m very pleased with the results. It’s small, lightweight, and extremely portable so taking it on-location is a breeze. There are 160 5600K LEDs arranged across the panel…. Continue Reading

The best speedlights for your DSLR

Yongnuo YN-650iii

There are some things that you just don’t go off brand with. Speedlights used to be one of them, but that’s changing. Although Nikon and Canon both make some great speedlights, they come with a high price tag. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy a name brand flash, it just means you have options. For some of us, price is more important than others and… Continue Reading