Flashes and strobes are some of the most important pieces of kit to many photographers. In fact, lots of photographers can make the output of any traditional camera and lens look great as long as they just have the lighting kit that they use. Lighting is so important to many photographers because it lets them accurately get across their specific creative vision any time of the day or night no matter what the lighting situation is. It literally allows them to create the photos that they want–and it’s even better when these lights are off-camera and can be positioned anywhere one wants.
Here are some of our favorite strobes, flashes and monolights.