Lights would definitely be one of the most important aspect in photography. We use only the best lights at www.foodphotography.com.my. Profoto D1 is an example of lights that we used in our daily food photography session. These Sweedish made monolights are usually the preferred choice when it comes to professional photography.
What makes these lights really different than Chinese brands is the quality of light produced. Profoto is able to produce accurate color of the food that we shoot with very constant exposure. It has very short flash cycle duration Coupled with other lights modifiers, we are able to simulate a lot of different lightnings situation during a food photography session.
I will usually have a few of these lights with various power as backup purpose during a photography session. D1 comes with AIR remote and trigger that enables control remotely. I am now able to get rid of my old triggers and harness the full potential of AIR technology. Aspects such as exposure, model lights and power can be adjusted with an AIR remote. Lights grouping can also be used with AIR technology. This is convenient as I do not have to get my assistant to be at each lights when adjustments are needed.