I recently acquired my first Light and Motion light, the Sola 1200. I’ve built a career around the belief that you can never have too many lights in your bag. Flashlights come and go, but the Sola is a game changer.
I’m a Florida photographer and most of my shooting is in or around water. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of nighttime photography with flashlights in ziploc bags underwater, or oversized Q-Beam spotlights in vinyl bags, or just standard dive lights. All have served me well enough, or so I thought before I got my Sola 1200.
The versatility of wide-or-spot beam-spread, with three separate power levels and ultra-clean color temperature, combined with more lumens than I can count and all in a package that fits easily in my pocket is a true marvel of engineering excellence. As far as lighting gear goes, the Sola 1200 is pretty much a wet dream come true. I insist on using a top-of-the-line camera. It’s a real joy to have added this top-of-the-line lighting gear to my toolkit.
Oasis in the Dark/Suwannee River is a collaborative photo made in a Florida spring by John Moran and David Moynahan, using a variety of lighting gear including the Light and Motion Sola 1200. JohnMoranPhoto.com and DavidMoynahan.com)