Why Speedlights?

With today’s advanced digital cameras and their hypersensitivity to light, it is a wonder we need any artificial light at all. But even the most dedicated purist will concede that there are situations that beg for supplemental lighting, like when nature can should be enhanced for optimum clarity.

The fundamental question is “Why Speedlights?” Photographers have been lighting with flashes for decades. Why change? We have perfectly good hot lights that allow us to see exactly what we are photographing, powerful studio strobes that have been more than adequate for generations, and third and fourth generation flashes that have paved the way for portability and ease of use.

The above rationales are correct. There is no need to ...

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