Outdoor Speed Light Flash Issues – #78 Q&A

A photographer has trouble with her speed lights. Speed lights (or hot shoe flashes) are small and handy, but they are typically only about 75 watt seconds of power and just don’t recycle as fast as nice big studio strobes (that are typically about 500 watt seconds of power).

One solution is to adapt, and shoot in a location that is darker than direct sunlight. When you bring down your ambient light around you, you can also bring down your flash power which will quicken your flash recycle time.

I currently use the Phottix Odin II Radios for my speed light pole.

Other than the Phottix radios, here’s an article on my light pole parts.

And these parts and more can be purchased from Arlington Camera in Texas…

For those that want to really improve their lighting skills, I have this 3 hour course for members on how to light like a master.

For deeper training and full courses, check out the membership section of this site.