The best photography lighting kits in 2024: for studio, location and video

Picking the best photography lighting kit is one of the most important things you can do as a photographer or videographer. But it comes with its share of pitfalls, as there's plenty of cheap lighting out there alongside the good stuff from reputable manufacturers. So it's worth shopping around to make sure you're getting a quality product. 

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.

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