Luz Mexicana

Question: What’s the best light for photography?

Answer: Every one of them.

Here’s what I’ve used to light a subject in no particular order:

The sun, the moon, Metz potato masher, mini maglight, Buick Regal headlights, overhead sodium vapor lamps, bare fluorescent tubes, disco balls, 1K fresnels, par lights, shiny boards, quartz work lights and every strobe pack under the sun. This includes living brands like Speedotron, Profoto, and Comet. I’ve also had my fun with defunct brands like Ascor, Volksblox, and Novatron which look more like bomb triggers than lights. By fun I mean not injured or killed.

And the pièce de résistance….the nose gear light of a Dassault Falcon.

These Mexican wicker light fixtures with LED bulbs are another notch on my lighting belt. It’s even better that the lights are also the subject.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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