Cinematic Photography with the Skylux LED (Part One)

By on 2013-09-13

Join Top Pro Elite Photographer Eric Eggly on his cinematic photography shoot using the newest continuous LED light, the Skylux. This video is part one of a four part series. Eric uses five Skylux units to light two models in this first video.  Three of the Skylux units are used to light the female model, which is the focus of this first image.  The first Skylux had a 16 x 22 softbox with a grid that was focused at the female models face.  The second light was a 12 x 50 stripbank on a Skylux lighting the female’s body.  The third light was a Skylux with a cone reflector coming from behind which created highlights and separated the model from the dark background. The male model in the background was lit with two Skylux units on each side. In combination with the ambient light from the front door, the male model was silhouetted nicely.

The Skylux is the one of the newest lights in the Westcott lineup. It packs 1000 watts of dimmable continuous light.  The best part of continuous light is the ability to own the same lights for photography as you own for videography.  The light emitted from the Skylux is a daylight balanced 5600 degrees kelvin. This provides very clean color temperature to your scene. Another great feature of the Skylux is the ability to mount nearly any modifier to these lights.  Along with mounting an umbrella through the unit, you can add softboxes, grids, snoots, and barn doors. All possible due to the Bowens-S Type mount built right into the Skylux.

Westcott Softboxes are backed by 5 and 7 year warranties making them some of the most durable in the industry.  Small softboxes are great for lighting faces, while stripbank boxes are great for a hair light or an edge light.

 

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Eric Eggly

Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
For over 25 years, Eric has successfully pushed the boundaries in creative storytelling. His subject matter ranges from sports and fantasy to lifestyle and personalities. Eric's vibrant and illustrative photography has graced numerous publications, books, and magazines worldwide.
Eggly Eric Cinematic Photography with the Skylux LED (Part One)

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