Top 5 Flash & Lighting Websites

If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you have an interest in lighting – and particularly off-camera lighting. Throwing a flash off your camera will open up your photographic world to endless possibilities. So we’ve rounded up the best of the best to help get you started…


The holy grail of lighting websites. David Hobby turned us all into strobists, aka off-camera lighting freaks. His website contains a wealth of information for all levels, and an abundance of on-location shoots to boot. If you want to get started – this is where you begin.

On Assignment: Reed Quintet © David Hobby | Strobist


This website from pro photog Neil van Niekerk has an extensive section on flash photography – and touches on everything from harsh sunlight to the black foamie thing. Dive in and get lost in his abundant insights.

here’s why I love off-camera lighting ..© Neil van Niekerk

I Shoot Shows

Not really a lighting website – this one nevertheless has a good collection of basic portrait lighting examples for shooting on the fly with minimal gear. The photographer is a live show/concert shooter, but packs a mean punch in the portrait department with his own DIY beauty dish.

Owen Pallett © Todd Owyoung

DIY Photography

This one also has a good section dedicated to lighting – with a variety of fun and often quirky shooting ideas, such as shooting with a softbox attached to your backpack. There’s plenty more to browse in the website too. Highly recommended…

Using a Backpacked Octadome When Shooting Solo © DIY Lighting

Pro Photo Nut

This is a useful blog that covers all aspects of professional photography but focuses mostly on lighting and portraits. And there are an abundance of scenarios covered, in which they describe the lighting setups. They’ve also got a bunch of DVDs available

On the streets with Colleen Deary and a Speedlight © Prophotonut

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