About

Lighting Rumours

Lighting Rumours is a web site dedicated to news, reviews and comparisons of photographic lighting equipment and accessories. We believe that you shouldn’t overpay for name-brand gear, and it’s equally essential not to waste money on sub-standard kit either. By reading this web site we hope you may gain a better idea of what’s good value and what’s not.

Staff

David A. Selby is based in Edinburgh. He is founder and editor of Lighting Rumours and studies mathematics at Edinburgh University. selbytakespictures.com

Eduardo Frances contributes reviews and analysis in both Spanish and English. He specialises in fashion and beauty photography from his base in Barcelona. eduardofrances.com

Martin Ziaja writes lighting tutorials. He specialises in portrait photography from a small studio in south-west Germany. martinziaja.de

Robbert Dijkstra is a news and reviews writer. He balances his time between being a photographer and a mechanical engineering student at TU Delft. picturelab.nl

Dave Maud writes news articles. He is a freelance sports and arts photojournalist based in the UK. caughtinactioncollection.co.uk

Ricardo Gomez covers news and industry trends. Based in San Francisco, he is a professional commercial photographer. ricardogomezphotography.com

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Lighting Rumours’ running costs are supported by advertising, but we strive to keep our content reasonably impartial. If you feel that any brand, product or point of view is being under- or over-represented or you question an article’s objectivity, we invite you to leave a comment or contact us.

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  • Mark

    Hi David,
    Thank you for a very interesting site. As an architectural photographer I am always looking for solutions to location lighting. It is also a benefit to my portrait business.
    Best,
    Mark Davidson

  • Emmanuel Baker

    This is a one of a kind site. It is like TMZ for the people on the other side of the camera. =D

  • http://www.leog.biz Leo Gozbekian

    I have been reading your reviews and ideas. This is a site that I will come back to often.

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