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Lighting is always a delicate subject for photographers. The higher quality gear you use, the better the results will look. Here are five awesome lighting gifts that would make any photographer happy.
Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Location Kit
This is the perfect lighting kit for shooting on location, wherever the job requires it. Cordless operation and TTL make it easy to use these lights anywhere. Everything is small enough to fit in a backpack, making portability one of the highlights of this kit.
Rift Labs Kick LED Light
Shooting video in low light is a lot harder than taking stills. Sometimes you just can't do without a good light and the KICK is the way to go. It's ultra light and compact with adjustable brightness and color temperature. The color technology behind it lets it make these changes without the use of any gels.
Westcott Ice Light 2
The Ice Light 2 is 50% brighter than the original with a total of 1,740 lumens of daylight balanced output. It's the perfect easy to carry light source for both stills and video thanks to its flicker-free technology. The Ice Light 2 is made to last 17+ years if you use 8 hours every day, making it a real long term investment in lighting.
Bowens Gemini 400 watt sec 2-Light Kit BW4765
This is a great value kit and one of Hunt's best sellers. It's a very versatile setup that can be used both in the studio and on location. The 1.2s recycling and the 1/1000s flash duration as well as the 5 stop power range make these flashes a great option for learning photographers and pros who want reliable kit for shooting on the go. The setup also includes two 90 cm silver/white umbrellas that make it perfect for portraiture and product photography.
Gary Fong Lightsphere
This is the perfect light modifier for photographers who work mostly with their speedlights The Lightsphere will soften the light coming from your flash, creating a much more flattering result. It attaches with a grip system that will prevent it from falling off.