May 2021 // The Wedding Edition

Essential Gear for Wedding Photography Pros | Jason Vinson

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FLASH

When it comes to “flash” we are talking about the type of flash that can connect to your camera. While you can always mount a flash off camera, its primary design is to be attached to the camera. And for me, there is no better flash than the Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2. This flash is about half the price of a Nikon or Canon speedlight and is more capable and feature-rich. The main reason is that it runs on a lithium-ion battery, so not only do you not need to worry about carrying loads of AA batteries, but you also get amazing refresh rates and battery life from it. With this flash I can also trigger other lights that are placed off camera as well as control the power of those lights. This flash also has a round head which people say has a better quality of light, although the only time I can tell the difference is when firing the light at a wall taking test images, so I wouldn’t really factor that into your buying decisions. But either way, you would be hard-pressed to find a light this good for such a reasonable price.

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