A flash gun is a term that refers to what most photographers call a speedlight flash. A flash gun is made to attach to the hot shoe of a camera and automatically fires when a picture is taken. Flash guns can also be used for off-camera flash, where the flash is not touching the camera. Off-camera flash is a popular technique because it provides more interesting highlights and shadows. If you’re taking pictures in low light, or just adding some fill-in, a dedicated flashgun will expand your range and allow you to balance even the strongest backlighting. Many DSLRs have built-in flash units, which are adequate for general snaps, but have their limitations. If you want to get creative with flash, or just fire out more power with better light, a separate unit is essential. For all your lighting requirements, we can help!