Find fabulous DISCOUNTS and DEALS, plus in-store EXCLUSIVES too hot to advertise! THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Preview the DEALS
In a Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile Mall
*Excludes business, corporate, and government plans. Some conditions and exclusions apply
Find a store
THE WAIT IS OVER
AWESOME E3 RELEASES AVAILABLE FORPRE-ORDER NOW
Big savings on baby essentials
From the brands you trust - Ends July 7
Over 1200 Pieces of
luggage, backpacks and bags
Update your space for less
Great deals on a huge selection of stylish furniture.
LET'S FLY. FIND THE RIGHT DRONE FOR YOU.
More Featured Brands
Experience the newest tech from Samsung.
Bonus pages of DEALS you won't find in print!
All today’s DEALS, right here
Hot clearout DEALS are going fast
DEALS delivered to your inbox - never miss out
We take care of the tech you rely on everyday.
Expert Setup & Support 24/7/365.
(366 in leap years)
With proper camera lighting, a photo can go from drab to fab. Whether you choose a flash, on-camera LED light, or strobe lighting, you can boost the quality of your photography and videography with the right lighting equipment. If you're in the dark about camera flashes and lighting, read on to discover the answers to some frequently asked questions.
A camera flash delivers a short burst of light to dramatically brighten a shot, while an LED light panel provides constant illumination. A flash offers more powerful, direct lighting than an LED light, but doesn't let you see the immediate effects of the lighting without doing a test shot. With an LED light panel, it's easier to see how the lighting will affect your shot before you take it.
A strobe light and camera flash each produce a burst of light to illuminate your shot. A strobe light offers greater coverage and more natural lighting, while a flash provides instant, dramatic lighting. Because an on-camera flash connects to the top of your camera via the hotshoe, it offers greater mobility than a strobe. A strobe connects to your camera via a sync cable or remote trigger but needs to be moved around separately from the camera.
Both flashes and on-camera LED lights can brighten your photos whether in studio or on the road. Studio lighting kits with umbrellas or softboxes can spread out light and diffuse it, giving greater versatility to flashes and strobes. When shooting video, a flash won't offer the illumination you need. Because it gives off light in quick bursts, it'll merely wash out the scene for a moment rather than lighting it up. Opt for an LED light for continuous illumination when recording video.
Plug-in Blog: How to Shoot Portraits Like a Pro
Best Buy Showcase: Nikon Lens & Flash
More to Explore
GET OUT AND PLAY with great DEALS on summer essentials
BABY EVENT ON NOWBIG SAVINGS on baby essentials from the brands you trust
Bring three new Pebbles to life for their 3rd Kickstarter campaign
Find fabulous DISCOUNTS and DEALS, plus in-store EXCLUSIVES too hot to advertise!