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The Godox AD100 Flash is Unusable for Pro Photography

People always have a love/hate relationship with Godox. For many, they are a cheap entry point to off-camera flash, offering massive bang for the buck. Others see them as cheap imitations of more expensive brands.

Why I Never Recommend Entry-Level Canon DSLRs to New Portrait Shooters

As a fashion photographer with a degree of online presence, it is only natural to get questions about gear every now and then in Instagram DMs and email. There is a universe of gear to choose from across many different brands. As a Canon shooter, you might think that I would recommend their entry-level cameras to beginners. However, I think the opposite.

Why You Should Upgrade Your Speedlight to a Studio Strobe

I’d argue that nearly all of us owned a speedlight at some point before we owned a studio strobe. When we’re looking to dip our toes into supplemental lighting, strobes seem like a big investment. It just makes sense to pick up a cheap speedlight to play with, right?

How to Fix the Biggest Flaw in the Godox AD600/AD400 Pro

Photography equipment has come a long way in recent years; staggering megapixel counts, blisteringly fast AF systems, and low-light performance that was unheard of not long ago. But in my opinion, one of the most useful and underrated advancements has been in off-camera lighting, notably portable, battery-powered strobes.

First Look: Flashpoint XPLOR 1200 Pro and R1200 Ring Flash

Ring flashes have always been among my favorite lighting tools. They can be used as effective key lights in certain situations, but I more often use them as front fills, as part of a multiple light setup.

Using Water to Explain the Properties of Light and the Exposure Triangle

Photographer Robert Hall recently released a simple-yet-brilliant explainer that uses water to illustrate the properties of light and explain a few concepts that frequently confuse beginners, including: what is a "stop" of light, how do you use the exposure triangle, and how do various flashes and flash modifiers affect your image.

Nikon Dropped the Term ‘Slave’ 20 Years Ago Due to ‘Negative Context’

Last week, Canon confirmed that they had stopped using the contentious terms 'master' and 'slave' in their flashes and triggers three years ago, but it looks like Nikon beat them to the bunch... by a lot. In a new statement, Nikon claims they stopped using the term "slave" in the early 2000s because of "the term's negative context."

Profoto B10 vs Godox AD300 Pro: How Does Godox Stack Up?

LA wedding photographer and educator Michael Anthony has released a detailed side-by-side comparison of the recently announced Godox AD300 Pro (Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro) and the much more expensive Profoto B10. The two lights share similar power output and a similar footprint, but vastly different price points. Is the Profoto simply overpriced, or does the Godox fall short?