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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 the north of England. He is the editor of Lighting Rumours and a working data scientist, having recently finished a PhD in statistics. selbydavid.com

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

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

Michael Sewell writes reviews of the latest lights and accessories. Based in the UK, he has 35 years experience in commercial and corporate photography. sewellshouse.co.uk

Stepan Khapugin is an associate editor and aspiring travel photographer, based in Paris, France. daysareforgotten.com


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David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.