Our 5 favorite speed light modifiers ...

SHAWN C. STEINER, EXPLORA:

Speedlights have grown in popularity over the years, especially as low-cost options have begun to flood the market and make more elaborate lighting kits accessible to beginners and advanced amateurs. However, these compact on-camera flashes, while good, are still limited by their placement on or near the camera and their usually very direct lighting. Once you start comparing them to full-fledged monolights and power pack systems, their limited feature set tends to become evident. Fortunately, along with the influx of flash options, a major wave of modifiers has hit the market, providing photographers with a healthy sampling of tools to improve the quality or look of their portable lights. Here’s a look at some of our favorite modifier options for on-camera lighting.

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