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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.


David A. Selby is based in Coventry, UK. He is the editor of Lighting Rumours and a PhD student at the University of Warwick. selbydavid.com

Robbert Dijkstra is a news and reviews writer. He balances his time between being a photographer and a mechanical engineer. picturelab.nl

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

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


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David Selby
Based in the West Midlands, UK, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a statistics PhD student.