Westcott Top Pro Rick Sammon is not only a renowned photographer, but is also the author of over 36 books, winning both the Golden Light Award and the Ben Franklin Award. A talented educator, Rick is the leader in mobile photography apps and hosts an array for photography workshops and presentations worldwide every year.Here, Rick discusses how to properly set your camera and your lighting when mixing available light with artificial light. Shooting in a barn in Ohio, Rick fills in the shadows on his model with a speedlite. This speedlite is modified by a 26″ Rapid Box Octa. To properly expose the image, he sets his camera to manual and adjusts his fstop and shutter speed.Background with Only Available Light Rick then introduces his speedlite (set to ETTL) and the Rapid Box to the scene. This artificial light becomes the main light over the available light, allowing his model to stand out in the image. He then dials down the manual exposure by 2/3 of a stop to darken the background.Background and Model with Only Available Light After a few test shots, Rick is able to capture the beautiful image below by mixing both available and artificial light.Final Image with Available Light and Artificial Fill LightLighting Gear in Use Rapid Box - OctaMini2030 Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Jose Malave 07/22/2014 About these rapid boxes for speedlites, I heard something along the lines that you can stick 2 speedlites in a rapid box for more light power. But I seem to find the gear necessary to do this, can you provide like the equipment list in order to do this or was I mistaken about what I heard? Log in to Reply Team Westcott 07/30/2014 Jose, There currently is not an available accessory that will allow you to mount more than one speedlite in the Rapid Box. An accessory called the Triple Threat is available for modifiers with umbrella-style shafts, such as the Apollo and Halo softboxes. You can find the Triple Threat bracket on our website at http://www.fjwestcott.com/accessories/speedlite/triple-threat/triple-threat-bracket. Other than that, be sure to check back with us as we are constantly improving and updating our products. I hope that is helpful! We appreciate the feedback. Best regards, Jessica, Team Westcott Log in to Reply You must log in to post a comment.