"These are really exciting times for small flash photography."
So says Quest Couch, a good friend and the co-founder, with Heidi Kenny, of LumiQuest. Based in Texas, LumiQuest has for many years been the leader in accessories for small flash units. They have always been committed to "products that work, rather than gimmicks that sell." Maybe that's why Quest and I have always gotten along so well; here at Visual Departures, that's our mission, too.
Quest and I spent some time watching Joe McNally do a live demo at the Nikon booth to a standing-room-only crowd; like many shooters, Joe makes the LumiQuest products a key part of his location lighting equipment package. Quest has done a number of short and very instructive videos on LumiQuest's website. No matter how long you have been shooting, spend some time on their site — you'll learn a lot in a short time. Joe McNally's blog should be in your bookmarks as well, as he explains the nuts and bolts of his masterful photos.