We often receive letters from readers asking, "What the heck is that doohickey...?" "Do I really need that whatchamacallit...?" So, here's a quick primer on light kit accessories - what they are, what they do and why you would use them.
You're thinking of buying a new lighting kit and you are researching the light types and accessories in our current Lighting Buyer's Guide. As you think about all the lighting tools, you realize there are also lots of little pieces in some of these kits besides all those fancy lights. So, what are those things in your lighting kit?