Photographic lighting
Photographic lighting is the illumination of scenes to be photographed. A photograph simply records patterns of light, colour, and shade; lighting is all-important in controlling the image. In many ca...
Rembrandt lighting
Rembrandt lighting is a lighting technique that is used in studio portrait photography. It can be achieved using one light and a reflector, or two lights, and is popular because it is capable of produ...
Soft box
A Soft box is a type of photographic lighting device, one of a number of photographic soft light devices. All the various soft light types create even and diffused light by directing light through som...
PocketWizard
The PocketWizard is a wireless radio triggering system for off-camera lighting developed in the late 1990s, by LPA Design. It requires a transmitter electrically connected to the camera, usually mount...
Flash synchronization
In a camera, flash synchronization is defined as synchronizing the firing of a photographic flash with the opening of the shutter admitting light to photographic film or electronic image sensor. It i...
LumiQuest
LumiQuest is an American manufacturer of photographic accessories. The company is noted for and has popularized folding light modifiers for shoe mount photographic flashes. The unique designs are manu...
IISO flash shoe
iISO (intelligent ISO) flash shoe (aka "reversed" hotshoe) is the unofficial name for the proprietary accessory flash attachment and control interface used on Minolta cameras since the i-series introd...
Flash (photography)
A flash is a device used in photography producing a flash of artificial light (typically 1/1000 to 1/200 of a second) at a color temperature of about 5500 K to help illuminate a scene. A major purpose...
Canon EOS flash system
Canon Inc.'s EOS flash system refers to the photographic flash mechanism used on Canon's film (35mm and APS) or digital EOS single-lens reflex cameras. The line was first introduced in 1987. It has go...
Ring flash
A ring flash, invented by Lester A. Dine in 1952, originally for use in dental photography, is a circular photographic flash that fits around the lens, especially for use in macro (or close-up) photog...
Multi Interface Shoe
The Multi Interface Shoe (aka MI Shoe or MIS) is a proprietary camera hotshoe introduced by Sony on 12 September 2012, replacing an assortment of other proprietary hotshoes used by Sony in various typ...
Hot shoe
A hot shoe is a mounting point on the top of a camera to attach a flash unit and other compatible accessories.
The hot shoe is shaped somewhat like an inverted, squared-off "U" of metal. The match...
Reflector (photography)
In photography and cinematography, a reflector is an improvised or specialised reflective surface used to redirect light towards a given subject or scene.
Apart from certain highly specialized com...
Nikon BS1
The BS-1 is the hotshoe cover that comes with most of the Nikon DSLRs
The Nikon BS-1 slides into the hot-shoe to protect it when not in use by an external flash or other accessory that slides into...
Stroboflash
Stroboflash is the name of one of the earliest commercially successful portable dry cell battery powered electronic flashes produced.
It was designed and initially manufactured in 1942 by Strobo R...
Beauty dish
A beauty dish is a photographic lighting device that uses a parabolic reflector to distribute light towards a focal point. The light created is between that of a direct flash and a softbox, giving the...
Flashtube
A flashtube, also called a flashlamp, is an electric arc lamp designed to produce extremely intense, incoherent, full-spectrum white light for very short durations. Flashtubes are made of a length of ...
Diffusion filter
A diffusion filter is a translucent photographic filter used for a special effect. When used in front of the camera lens, a diffusion filter softens subjects and generates a dreamy haze. This can al...
Bowens International
Bowens International was originally founded as Bowens Camera Service Company, a London based camera repair company, in 1923 which by the 1950s had grown to be one of the largest in Europe. In 1963, th...
Snoot
In photography, a snoot is a tube or similar object that fits over a studio light or portable flash and allows the photographer to control the direction and radius of the light beam. These may be coni...
Guide number
The guide number for an electronic flash measures its ability to illuminate the subject to be photographed at a specific film or sensor sensitivity and angle of view. A higher guide number indicates ...
Hyundai Fomex
Hyundai Fomex Co., Ltd is a company based in Seoul, South Korea which specializes in manufacturing photo&video lighting system under the brand name “Fomex”. Founded Hyundai IMAX in Gangnam-gu, Seo...
Photoflash capacitor
A photoflash capacitor is an electrolytic capacitor used in flash cameras, professional flashes, and also in solid-state laser power supplies. Their usual purpose is to briefly power a high-voltage fl...
Flashlight
A flashlight (more often called a torch in Commonwealth English) is a portable hand-held electric light. Usually, the source of the light is a small incandescent light bulb or light-emitting diode (LE...
Monolight
A monolight is a self-contained photographic flash lighting unit usually found in a studio. Each monolight has its own independent power source. It does not depend on a centralized power supply as a...
Speedlight
Speedlight is the brand name used by Nikon Corporation for their photographic flash units, used since the company's introduction of strobe flashes in the 1960s. Nikon's standalone Speedlights (those n...
Soft light
Soft light refers to light that tends to "wrap" around objects, casting diffuse shadows with soft edges. Soft light is when a light source is large relative to the subject, hard light is when the ligh...
Flash-lamp
The electric flash-lamp uses electrical current to start flash powder burning, to provide a brief sudden burst of bright light. It was principally used for flash photography in the early 20th century ...
Three-point lighting
Three-point lighting is a standard method used in visual media such as theatre, video, film, still photography and computer-generated imagery. By using three separate positions, the photographer can i...