Sure photographer's use lighting in many different ways.
But lighting is NOT just for photographers.
Without light we can not see and we can miss things in the dark that we would normally see in the daylight.
So its important that you take along at least 3 sources of light when you go out hiking, one never knows if you get off trail, or if weather moves in and you have to detour your hike, if you loose your daylight, you may not see your trail too well.
I typically carry a mini led flash light with me everyday on my belt.
And extra batteries too are always close by.
Its just something I tend to carry as an every day item, because one never knows just the power may go out.
When I'm hiking or out shooting some wildlife photos or on a local trail, I will typically also bring a led headlamp with me too. (Plus my head lamp uses the same size batteries as my flash light.)
This way if for some reason the daylight is lost, I can still navigate back to my vehicle.
If I'm camping, I will also bring a mini candle lantern which has an 8 hour candle in it, along with having extra 8 hour candles. (AND yes a few different types of matches too.......weather proof matches to light my candle.)
Humans have some design flaws, we can not see in the dark as well as we see in the light, so its always great to bring along some technology that allows us to see in the dark.
Unless you happen to have an owl friend, owls can see real well in the dark.
Being well prepared with at least 3 light sources is the key to getting to where you need to go when the lights go out. Yes it is something that you may say..........I don't need to keep a flash light on me, but have you ever been at work, home, or in public place when the lights go ? Its happened to me. I was able to use my headlamp while in a restroom at a bicycle race when a storm rolled in and knocked their power out. I was pretty popular with the other people who were in the bathroom line, they all wanted to borrow my head lamp.
You don't have to go all out crazy in being prepared, its little things that matter.
Having a small led headlamp with you while at sports game, or just plain out and about can really help you navigate your way if the power goes out. Our world can be effected by weather and black outs, those are the two main causes of power outages, its better to be able to see rather than too be in the dark.
Since I'm talking about lighting, here is a photographer's tip for ya.
When shooting photos outside, always use your lens hood.
The main use for a lens hood is to prevent light from hitting the front lens element from the sides, reducing contrast and creating flare.
Pictures taken with a lens hood installed can have richer colors and deeper saturation.
Lens hoods on longer focal length lenses offer more front lens element protection from rain and dust
too. Since I shoot outdoors alot, I pretty much always use mine, no matter which lens I'm shooting with.