"As an amateur photographer, how much flash do you really need?"
Introduction to studio flash photography.
Mark Cleghorn, a welsh photographer and instructor, shares his thoughts on the several lights a photographer should use indoors for studio photography. In this first episode, Mark uses three Elinchrom compacts, the D-Lite RX One, 2 and 4 as his main flash units.
Mark also explains the difference between light shapers such as the portalite softboxes and the umbrellas.
Which flash unit should an enthusiast use?
The D-Lite RX range is perfect for the introduction to studio flash photography. The D-Lite One is the lowest in power, then you have the D-Lite 2 and the D-Lite 4, each one increasing themselves by one F-stop.
But the question you should be asking yourself before you buy anything is; how much "flash" are you going to actually need for a photoshoot? As a start, make sure you are buying two heads, because that’s when all the magic starts to happen!