Nashua, New Hampshire portrait photographer Sid Ceaser of Sid Ceaser Photography previously discussed his preference of Westcott’s Apollo line of softboxes. Sid uses a 28″ Recessed Medium Apollo when shooting one or two subjects and a large 50″ Recessed Mega Apollo when shooting groups. All Apollo softboxes are constructed with an umbrella-style frame, which allows for quick set-up. In this particular shoot, Sid demonstrates his use of the Medium Apollo during an outdoor nighttime portrait session. Placing the Apollo relatively close to the young man, Sid creates fantastic contrast on his subject and the vehicle. Lighting a nighttime portrait can be difficult, but Sid created a beautiful image by carefully determining the placement of his light source. The 28″ Apollo is the first light diffuser I grab for all my jobs. I love that it has baffles along the edges to control spill. It is perfect for shooting 1 or 2 people, and its very light.To see more of of Sid’s wonderful portraits, learn about his Portable Portrait lighting workshops, read his blog, or listen to his podcast, please visit: http://ceaserphotography.com/Westcott Lighting Gear in Action 28" Medium Apollo Speedlite Kit2331 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 Sid Ceaser 12/31/2013 Thanks for the features, gang!Just a little more info about the above image, for those that might be interested:Taken during sunset. Very simple setup – the Apollo to camera right. I pulled it back and angled it slightly downward because I wanted to light all of the subject – from head to toe, and allow some spill on the ground to light up the immediate environment. I wasn’t worried about any kind of rim or kicker, because I wanted the light of the sunset to take care of all of that. The test shot was taken before this final image, and you can see in the test shot we had some blue sky. I waited until the sky went pinkish since I already had this blotch of blue color (the car) and didn’t want to repeat that color in the background. Waiting the few extra minutes gave me a much better color palette. I knew I wanted a more “moody” shot, so after the typical ‘look-at-me-and-smile’ portrait I had him simply look down towards his feet.Cheers, Sid Log in to Reply Westcott University • Shooting a Nighttime Portrait with a Softbox 01/05/2014 […] Read the article here. […] Log in to Reply You must log in to post a comment.