When putting together your complete creative lighting photography kit, don’t forget to add light shaping tools to your shopping list. These tools help you make your light softer or harsher, as you see fit. Some of our favourites include softboxes, which are great for a more direct source of light for your subject and umbrellas, which deliver a diffused, wider spread of lighting.
Some other essential items in your kit would be a suitable lens, which we mentioned earlier, a sturdy tripod, a reflector, and a flash setup of your choice. If you want to explore the more creative side of lighting further, you may want to invest in a remote flash trigger.