Category: Photography Tips

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Subtle, Cinematic Lighting

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This article on cinematic lighting is courtesy of lifestyle and celebrity por...

Creative Food Photography Lighting

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This article on creative food photography is courtesy of Seattle food photogr...

Location Lighting Without the Hassle

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This article on location lighting is courtesy of Canadian portrait photograph...

Super Quick Portrait Setups

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This article on quick portrait setups is courtesy of international portrait p...

Modifying a Key Light on a Budget

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Canadian portrait photographer Craig Beckta used a wraparound key light setup...

Lighting for Pet Photography

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This article on pet photography is courtesy of photographer Nikki Harrison.  ...

Essential Studio Portrait Lighting Setup

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Zach Gray, renowned portrait photographer and educator, has a go-to studio po...

Balancing Daylight On-the-Go

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When photographing children outside, it is often hard balancing daylight midd...

Creating Soft Cross-Lighting with Joel Grimes

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Successful commercial photographer Joel Grimes is known for creating dramatic...

Lighting for Boudoir

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This article on lighting for boudoir portraits is courtesy of photographer an...

Using the Ice Light As a Key Light for Portraits

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Dutch portrait photographer and educator Frank Doorhof creates key light Ice ...

Beauty Portrait Lighting with Hernan Rodriguez

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This article is courtesy of celebrity portrait photographer Hernan Rodriguez....

On-Set of the Handmade Movement Series

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Behind-the-scenes images in this article are courtesy of The Handmade Movemen...

In-Studio with Joao Carlos and the Ice Light

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This article is courtesy of Westcott Top Pro photographer Joao Carlos. You ca...

How to Light for a Flixel with James Schmelzer

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A living photo, often called a Flixel, is a combination of a still image and ...

Speedlite Setup for Portraiture

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This blog is courtesy of New York portrait photographer Benny Migliorino....

Modifying Speedlites in Confined Spaces

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Modifying speedlites on-the-go and in confined spaces can be difficult. Light...

Using the Omega Reflector As a Shoot-Through

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The Omega Reflector is the world’s first 10-in-1 shoot-through reflector. The...

Lightapalooza 2013: The Journey

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This editorial is courtesy of Lightapalooza 2013 winner Debra Ledsinger. ...

Behind the Scenes with Craig Beckta and the Zeppelin

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On-location in Halifax, Canadian portrait photographer Craig Beckta used the ...

Adjusting Light Positioning for Portraiture

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Joel Grimes, a Westcott Top Pro Elite portrait photographer, creates a stunni...

How and When to Use A Neutral Density Filter

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When shooting portraits outdoors, it is typically necessary to use speedlites...

On Location with Justin Van Leeuwen

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On-location in Ottawa, Canada, commercial photographer Justin Van Leeuwen nee...

Portrait Quick Tip: Light Gradation

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Portrait photographer Jim Schmelzer is a advocate for continuous lighting in ...

The History of the Eyelighter with Larry Peters

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Westcott, an industry-leading innovator of photo and video lighting products,...

Beauty Portraits with Terry White and the Skylux LED

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Adobe expert and photography educator Terry White takes us behind-the-scenes ...

Creating a Living Photo in Fixel’s Cinemagraph Pro

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Advancement in camera and editing technology have helped create a new form of...

Increasing Speedlite Power and Efficiency with the Triple Threat

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Canadian portrait photographer Craig Beckta utilizes the Westcott Triple Thre...

Behind the Scenes with Emily Soto in NYC

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Emily Soto is an internationally renowned and respected fashion photograp...

Dynamic Lighting for Fashion Portraits

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Respected educator and Top Pro photographer Zach Gray often utilizes speedlit...

Capturing Amazing Senior Portraits with Matt Hernandez

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Matt Hernandez really sets the bar for senior portraits. To bring his creativ...

On Location with the Ice Light and Jim Schmelzer

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With new camera technology comes a new type of photographer: the hybrid photo...

Mastering Location Lighting with Lindsay Adler

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This article on location lighting for photography is courtesy of renowned bea...

Creating a Summer Portrait In Studio with Jim Schmelzer

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Have you ever wanted to create a warm, summer portrait in unfavorable weather...

On Location with Joao Carlos and the Ice Light

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Renowned fashion photographer Joao Carlos was able to use the Westcott Ice Li...

Choosing the Right Light Modifier with Joel Grimes

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Both new photographers and experienced professionals often question which lig...

Light Painting with the Ice Light and Barndoors

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Commercial and editorial automotive photographer Andrew Link uses light paint...

Studio Portraiture with the Eyelighter

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In the Elite Photographic Studio near Detroit, Michigan, Team Westcott goes b...

Photographing Children with the Pocket Box

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Professional photography educator Erin Manning takes the Pocket Box Max modif...

Environmental Portraiture with Andrew Tomasino

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This article is courtesy of Pennsylvanian portrait photographer And...

Behind-The-Scenes with Rick Nunn

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The following article is courtesy of English portrait photographer Rick Nunn....

Lighting and Post-Production for a Dramatic Headshot

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Utilizing a 3-point light setup in studio allows portrait photographers to ef...

Mixing Available Light with Artificial Light

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Westcott Top Pro Rick Sammon is not only a renowned photographer, but is also...

Cinematic Photography with the Skylux LED (Part Four)

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Join commercial photographer Eric Eggly behind the scenes of this cinematic  ...

Balancing Sunlight with Terry White

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With over 20 years of experience in the industry, author and educator Terry W...

Improving Your Portraits Using the Westcott Eyelighter

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Top Pro Elite Photographer Dave Cross has been photographing and educating ph...

Using a Deep Parabolic In-Studio

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With a deep parabolic construction, the new Zeppelin softbox series provides ...

Outdoor Portraiture in Bad Weather

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Chicago portrait and wedding photographer Bob Davis is a 25 year veteran of p...

Lighting for Fashion with the Ice Light

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When shooting portraiture, it is often easiest to shoot with continuous light...

Clamshell Lighting with the Skylux

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Clamshell lighting is a popular among portrait and beauty photographers. By u...

Inspired Photography with George Deloache

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Westcott Top Pro Elite George Deloache discusses his lighting set up behind t...

Modern Beauty Photography with Lou Freeman

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Lou Freeman has practiced the art of fashion, glamour, fine interior and prod...

Outdoor Family Portraits

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Nikon D600, Sigma 35 “Art” lens, ISO 100, 1/200 @ F8 ...

Shooting in Harsh Sunlight

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Any good landscape photographer will tell you that you’ll get the best result...

In Studio with Joel Grimes

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Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer Joel Grimes has worked as commercial and ...

Simple Lighting for Outdoor Portraits

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Photography educator Erin Manning shows simple lighting technique for capturi...

Behind The Scenes: Fashion Photography with Clay Cook

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Go behind-the-scenes of this fashion photography editorial shoot with photogr...

Behind The Scenes with Hernan Rodriguez

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When I saw the Zepplin showcased at this...

Cinematic Photography with the Skylux LED (Part Three)

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Join Top Pro commercial photographer Eric Eggly behind the scenes of this cin...

Senior Portraits with the Rapid Box XXL

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Westcott Top Pro photographer Matt Hernandez discusses the features and benef...

Eric Eggly and the Zeppelin Deep Parabolic

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Renowned commercial photographer Eric Eggly stopped by the Westcott studio to...

Product Photography From Home with Erin Manning

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Professional product photography can make all the difference in your success ...

Joel Grimes and the Zeppelin Deep Parabolic

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Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer Joel Grimes has worked as commercial ...

Understanding Depth of Field with Terry White

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In photography, depth of field can be the difference between an average and a...

Shooting Luke Bryan for Rolling Stone with Drew Gurian

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This article is courtesy of celebrity and music photographer Drew Gurian....

Diffusing Harsh Sunlight with Clay Cook

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This article is courtesy of Louisville fashion photographer Clay Cook.I’v...

Record Store Engagement Session with Benny Migs and the Rapid Box

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This video is courtesy of  New York portrait photographer Benny Migs.Kris...

Perfecting Portraits with a Stripbank

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As most of you know, I’m kind of obsessed with studio lights. I spent my firs...

Modern Fashion Head Shots with Lou Freeman

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For this Westcott University featured shot, Top Pro Lou Freeman uses four Wes...

Lifestyle Portraits with Chris Lambeth

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Beauty and fashion portrait photographer Chris Lambeth uses the Westcott Apol...

7 Tips for Great Camera Flare

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This article on camera flare techniques is courtesy of Westcott Top Pro Elite...

Newborn Lighting Do’s and Dont’s

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This article on newborn lighting techniques is courtesy of renowned newborn p...

Shooting a Fashion Editorial with the Apollo Orb

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Starting fresh with a brand new blog in 2014. Over Christmas, my friend a...

Lighting Active Children

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This article is courtesy of Westcott Top Pro photographer Dawn Weisinger....

Balancing Natural Light with Zach & Jody

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Shooting fashion in the Nevada desert, Westcott Top Pro photography couple Za...

How To Balance Sunlight with Terry White

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Shooting on a lake in Michigan, Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer Terry Whi...

Understanding the Inverse Square Law

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This article was originally published on Digital Photography School and is us...

Continuous Lighting with Dave Cross

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Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer Dave Cross discusses the Westcott Skylux ...

Dance Photography with the Strobelite Plus

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This article is courtesy of Westcott Top Pro portrait photographer George DeL...

Wedding Portraits with Jerry Ghionis

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Jerry Ghionis demonstrates both his talent and his ingenuity during this we...

Studio Lighting Fundamentals Part 5: Camera Settings

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Join Top Pro Jim Schmelzer as he uses the Westcott Spiderlite TD6 lights to d...

Studio Lighting Fundamentals Part 4: Stripbank

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Join Top Pro Jim Schmelzer as he uses the Westcott Spiderlite TD6 lights to d...

Studio Lighting Fundamentals Part 3: Reflectors

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Join Top Pro Jim Schmelzer as he uses two different Westcott Reflectors to di...

Shooting in Sunlight with Rick Nunn

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This article is courtesy of English photographer and designer Rick Nunn....

Rick Sammon on Using the Ice Light While Shooting in a Small Space

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Shooting in any type of small space can be difficult, especially in a vehicle...

Shooting a Nighttime Portrait with a Softbox

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Nashua, New Hampshire portrait photographer Sid Ceaser of Sid Ceaser Photog...

Lighting a Creative Portrait with the Apollo

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This article on using the Apollo for creative lighting in a portrait is court...

Justin Van Leeuwen Uses the 7′ Parabolic Umbrella

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Westcott Top Pro and professional commercial photographer Justin Van Leeuwen ...

Erik Valind Showcases The Scrim Jim

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Westcott Top Pro Elite and professional photographer Erik Valind discusses th...

Creating Comfortable Boudoir Shoots with Jen Rozenbaum

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Westcott Top Pro and boudoir photographer Jen Rozenbaum discusses various tec...

Zach Gray: Desert Portraits with a Diffused Parabolic Umbrella

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Westcott Top Pro Elite Zach Gray illustrates proper outdoor lighting techniqu...

Rick Sammon on Adjusting Light Placement

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Join Westcott Top Pro Elite Rick Sammon as he demonstrates how light placemen...

Erik Valind Gaining Great Expression From Your Subjects

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Westcott Top Pro Elite Erik Valind offers a photography quick tip in this Wes...

Matching Sunlight Using HyperSync

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Midday on top of the Detroit Opera House, Westcott Top Pro and award-winning ...

Using the Perfect Pair Kit Through a Window

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Top Pro Elite Photographer Bob Davis heads to the streets of the big city to ...

Photo Booth Wedding Portraits Using Green Screen

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Watch how Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer Dave Cross creates fun photo bo...

Cinematic Photography with the Skylux LED (Part Two)

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Join Top Pro Elite Photographer Eric Eggly on his cinematic photography shoot...

Cinematic Photography with the Skylux LED (Part One)

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Join Top Pro Elite Photographer Eric Eggly on his cinematic photography shoot...

Matching Sunlight Using HyperSync Technology

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This photo shoot was in the middle of the day in Detroit, Mi . The before ima...

Composition Tips with Rick Sammon

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Top Pro Elite Photographer Rick Sammon discusses the rules of composition in ...

Outdoor Fashion Portraits with a 7′ Parabolic Umbrella

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Top Pro couple Zach and Jody Gray create gorgeous fashion portraits in Nelson...

Live Portrait Shoot with the Spiderlite TD5

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Scott Kelby from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) g...

Going Retro with Hernan Rodriguez

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Top Pro and Celebrity photographer Hernan Rodriguez takes us back in time wit...

Full-Length and Head Shot Portraits with The Rapid Box

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Westcott Top Pro Justin Van Leeuwen walks viewers through brief outdoor photo...

Ice Light Commercial Starring Jerry Ghionis

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This Ice Light commercial was produced by Ice Light creator, Jerry Ghionis.  ...

Shooting Outside on a Sunny Day

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THE SUN. Our world revolves around it, and so does an outside shoot.Ther...

Inside Boudoir with Jen Rozenbaum

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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Top Pro Photographer Jen R...

Lightapalooza 2013

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Lightapalooza 2013! Gear up for a lighting celebration like none other. Wes...

Improving Detail Shots Using the Pocket Box

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Adorama Photography TV Presents Take & Make Great Photography with Gavin ...

Elegant Bridal Portrait on a Staircase

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Jerry Ghionis uses the Ice Light for a bridal portrait at a bride’s home to c...

Cool and Creative Boudoir Shoot with Ice Light

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Jerry Ghionis uses the Ice Light for a boudoir shoot. Jerry shines the Ice Li...

A Steamy Boudoir Photo Shoot with the Ice Light

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Jerry Ghionis uses the Ice Light in a vintage boudoir photography shoot.T...

Multiple Reflection Shot Using the Ice Light

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The Ice Light is put to use by Jerry Ghionis to capture a triple reflection o...

Cool Reflection Shot Using the Ice Light

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Jerry Ghionis uses the Ice Light to take an unexpected reflection shot.Th...

Ice Light for Wedding Portraits

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Jerry Ghionis uses the Ice Light to create some beautiful wedding portraits. ...

Elegant Bridal Portrait Lit by the Ice Light

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Jerry Ghionis uses the Ice Light to create a bridal portrait in a bride's hom...

A Groom’s Cigar Shot Lit with the Ice Light

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Jerry Ghionis uses the Ice Light to create to cool portrait of the groomsmen ...

Street Photography in the Big Easy

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Jerry Ghionis demonstrates some amazing street photography on the streets of ...

Ice Light Promo Shoot by Jerry Ghionis

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Join Westcott Top Pro Photographer Jerry Ghionis on the promo shoot for the I...

Studio Lighting Fundamentals Part 2: Softboxes

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Join Top Pro Jim Schmelzer as he uses the Westcott Spiderlite TD6 to discuss ...

Birthday Invitations with the Erin Manning Creation Kit

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Erin Manning shows us how easy it is to create Birthday Invitations for a par...

Lighting on the Go with Bob Davis

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join Top Pro Elite Photographer Bob Da...

Green Screen for Senior Portraits

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Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer Dave Cross explains how to make high scho...

Quick Tip: Using a Reflector Outdoors

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Join Top Pro Elite Photographer Rick Sammon as he explains when it would be a...

Outdoor Fashion Photography with Zach Gray

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In this video, Top Pro Elite Zach Gray uses the 26" Rapid Box Octa in combina...

FXhome History: PhotoKey and Hitfilm

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Westcott is proud to have a great relationship with FXhome. FXhome specialize...

Studio Lighting Fundamentals Part 1: Spiderlite

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Join Top Pro Jim Schmelzer as he uses the Westcott Spiderlite TD6 to discuss ...

Painting with Light

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Adobe Creative Director Russell Brown shows us how he produced a beautiful im...

Wedding Photography Lighting Tips: Part 2

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Westcott Top Pro Jim Schmelzer continues his wedding photography lighting tip...

Using Green Screen to Create Travel Photos

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Erin Manning shows us how easy it is to create Travel Photography photos usin...

Wedding Photography Lighting Tips: Part 1

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Westcott Top Pro Jim Schmelzer teaches us a few things about setting up as we...

Creative Childrens Portraits with Green Screen

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Top Pro Dave Cross shows the ease of doing childrens portraits using Photo Ke...

Lighting Ratios with Erin Manning

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Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer and educator Erin Manning discusses light...

Sports Portraits with Green Screen

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Top Pro Elite Photographer Dave Cross shows the ease of doing sports portrait...

Using a Reflector to Fill Light

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In this video, Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer Erin Manning shows us how ...

Studio Lighting Fundamentals Using a Mega Apollo

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Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer Jim Schmelzer teaches us different possib...

Getting Creative with a White Background

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Senior Portrait Photography with the Ice Light

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Top Pro Jim Schmelzer uses Westcott Ice Lights to create beautiful a beautifu...

Speedlite Photos for Graduation Photos

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Top Pro Erin Manning from Los Angeles, California uses a Westcott Pocket Box ...

Fun Comic Art Using Green Screen

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Watch how Top Pro Elite Photographer Dave Cross uses a Westcott Green Screen ...

Lifestyle Photo Shoot with Apollo Orb and Scrim

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Photographer Chris Garrison from Orlando, FL uses the Apollo Orb and the Larg...

Using a 7′ Parabolic Umbrella for Portraits

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Some people use umbrellas all the time. Reflective, shoot through, they just ...

Cell Phone Photography: It’s All About the Light!

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Join Top Pro Elite Terry White for a cell phone photography fashion shoot usi...

How to Set the Perfect White Balance

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Your white balance setting is how your camera decides what white should look ...

Stillmotion: Shooting a Super Bowl Feature

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Lighting With No Time, On The Fly? When it came to lighting, we often had ...

Photographing Athletes on Location with the Ice Light

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With this shoot, the goal was to recreate what I like to call “Sports Illustr...

Outdoor Portraits Using Scrim Jim and Parabolic Umbrella

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Professional Photographer Lou Freeman as she shoots part of her new DVD serie...

Lighting for Portrait Compositing

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Photographer Mark Johnson has created some amazing composites in the last few...

Holiday Photos with Green Screen Lighting Kit

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Join Erin Manning as she walks you through a Green Screen photography session...

Seven Tips for Shooting with a Speedlite in a Softbox

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This article is courtesy of renowned photograpger and Westcott Top Pro Elite ...

Building a Photography Crew on a Budget

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People photography can be a tough gig sometimes, especially when you're just ...

Continuous Lighting Tips Using the Spiderlite TD6

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Terry White, Professional Photographer and Westcott Top Pro talks about one o...

Using the Ice Light for Child Photography

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This article discussing the Westcott Ice Light is courtesy of photographer an...

Bruce Dorn: Portraits with Speedlites (Part 5)

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Explorer of Light and Westcott Top Pro Elite Bruce Dorn has been teaching Spe...

Bruce Dorn: Portraits with Speedlites (Part 3)

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Explorer of Light and Westcott Top Pro Elite Bruce Dorn has been teaching tec...

Bruce Dorn: Portraits with Speedlites

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Explorer of Light and Westcott Top Pro Elite Bruce Dorn has been teaching tec...

Lighting High School Seniors with the Ice Light

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This post was written by Andrew 'Fundy' Funderburg, CEO of Fundy Software.  ...

Putting Together a Photography Portfolio

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I’ve had the privilege of meeting photographers at every stage of their caree...

Andrew Funderburg: Ice Light – Model Out On the Town

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This post needs photos/results added to it...This post was written by And...

Tips & Tricks for Traveling Photographers on the Cheap

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As photographers the call of the wild will often take us out of the studio. T...

Building the Dramatic Portrait

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Westcott invites you to an inspirational lecture with Joel Grimes, a commerci...

50″ Mega JS Apollo: Perfect for One or More

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Now that the Apollo line has expanded even further you might find yourself wo...

The Art of Portrait Photography: Part 4

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Environmental Portraits Posing singer Melissa Phillippe in front of her pian...

The Art of Portrait Photography: Part 3

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In this series Michael Corsentino will cover the art of portrait photography....

Using Diffusion Fast Flags for Portraits

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Lan and I decided to shoot a couple of new avatars for ourselves today since ...

The Art of Portrait Photography: Part 2

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Executive & Business PortraitsIn this executive portrait the goal i...

Food Photography Tips

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Food Photography. This is one of those styles of photography that makes y...

Lighting Setup: Not One-Size-Fits-All

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Lighting Setup isn't one-size-fits-all. "From bald heads to people with glas...

Scrim Jim: Thinking Outside the Box

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The Scrim Jim: Like a Swiss Army Knife When talking about different lighting...

Speedlite Tips From Rick Sammon

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If you are a strobist photographer or a fan of speedlites - this blog is for ...

Comparing Large Vs. Small Photo Umbrellas

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Photographic umbrellas come in so many sizes nowadays, perhaps even more so t...

Simple Speedlites – When to Use Which Shoe?

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Lets talk quickly about the two kinds of shoes out there for holding your fla...

Wedding Portrait Shoot Using Spiderlite TDs

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Wedding portrait shoot by photographer Jim Schmelzer using multiple Westcott ...

The Ice Light for Outdoor Fill

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The Ice Light, by Westcott, is a new little lighting tool that resembles a ...

Shooting Outdoors: Headshots in the Park

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Shooting Outdoors Rocks When given the choice between shooting in a studio o...

If I Had One Modifier on an Island

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At the end of every workshop I inevitably get asked the desert island questio...

Light Meter – Do You Need One?

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We asked Top Pro Photographer Erik Valind to write a blog on using a light me...

Shooting with Perspective

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Perspective It's good to have a little perspective - to know where you...

Using Apollo Orb to Control Light with Speedlites

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Levels Aimed At: Simple lighting setup with a little practice. One light s...

My Favorite Parabolic Umbrella

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Most photographers love Octabanks. The light quality if amazing! Unfortunatel...

Photographic Composition: Beyond the Rule of Thirds

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In this B&H Event Space seminar, David Brommer covers the basic concepts ...

Move Your Feet

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This is something that you may have heard before in reference to using prime ...

Speedlites for Action Photography

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Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford takes us to the legendary Snowmass Terrain...

Scott Kelby: Rules of Composition

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A few weeks back, Scott Kelby hosted the first ever Google + Conference for p...

Interview with Erik Valind on Environmental Portraits

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Commercial, portrait, and lifestyle photography Erik Valind joins Henry's TV ...

Speedlite Photo Tutorial by FroKnowsPhoto

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A 61-minute video by Adam Lerner and Jared Polin from FroKnowsPhoto featuring...

General Photo Tips for Creating an Amazing Image

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Award winning wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis joins host Mark Shannon on t...

Dark Field Imaging Tips and Techniques

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You know those images of wine glasses that have glowing edges against a s...

Catchlights – Round Vs. Square

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This blog was written by Westcott Top Pro, Ambassador and Professional Ph...

Ed Pierce: Outdoor Portrait Using a Reflector Kit

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Outdoor portrait shoot by photographer Ed Pierce using a Westcott 4-in-1 Refl...

Differences in Photo Umbrella Light Spill

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Umbrella are a quick and easy - not to mention affordable - way to produce soft light. One of the main differences between an umbrella and a softbox though, is their ability to control where that soft light spills. Or more precisely where the light goes and where it doesn't. Lets walk through a couple different kinds of umbrellas and what kind of spill you can expect when using each.

Studio Shoot with Spiderlite TD6s, Softboxes and Grid

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Watch this studio shoot by photographer Scott Kelby using two Spiderlite TD6 ...

Composite Photos with Octabank, Softbox and Grids

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Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer Joel Grimes recently did a photoshoot for...

How I Shot This by Keith Ibsen

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This week's #Tog Tuesday features professional photographer Keith Ibsen! He did a quick shot with his model Laurence and wanted to share how he shot it.

Food Photography Quick Tips

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We have a 'treat' - no pun intended - for you with this post! Top Pro Photographer Patrick Connor has had much success with food photography as well as product photography. He shares with you his process as well as setup of how he was able to photograph some amazing shots. Then his photography went on the road!

Watt Seconds: Just What Are They?

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There is quite a use of the term “watt second” in our industry. It has come to represent the power of a strobe. However, this is not necessarily the most accurate method to compare power for Strobe units. The current definition of watt second is a unit of stored energy. Why do watt seconds matter & why understand them? It is extremely understand that watt seconds are not the most important part. It's almost like shopping for a new tv. Just as screen size will not determine the quality of the tv, the amount of watt seconds should not be the only determining factor.