When is New Technology/Gear needed?
I don’t normally think new or more equipment is needed in order to get better or more artistic shots. But sometime new technology is required to get the end results you are looking for specific goal or project. I got to the point in my fitness shooting that I wanted to freeze motion. My current lighting equipment would not allow me to do that. So I invested in the Elinchrom ELB400 power pack with pro head attachment. This allows me to shoot at higher shutters and still capture the light the strobe head is giving off. This is called Hi-Sync shooting. Below are some recent examples and camera setting used.
My old lighting set up would only allow me to shoot at a maximum of 250/s shutter speed. That would not allow me to freeze motion and would require more watt second power from the strobe head to over power the sun.