Full-Length and Head Shot Portraits with The Rapid Box

By on 2013-08-23

Westcott Top Pro Justin Van Leeuwen walks viewers through brief outdoor photo shoot using the 26″ Octa Rapid Box. Justin demonstrates how quickly this light modifier is set-up due to an umbrella-style frame. A single Rapid Box raised over his subject as able to illuminate a full-body portrait. For a classic head shot, Justin brings the Rapid Box closer to his model and utilizes a Westcott Silver/White Reflector to add fill light. A reflector is referred to by some photographers as the most valuable piece of equipment to have in a photo bag. 5 in 1 reflectors have the ability to not only reflect light onto the subject, but can also diffuse and subtract light.

The Rapid Box allows photographers to mount their speedlite flash on the outside of the modifier for those photographers who need line of sight. The Rapid Box comes in three different sizes. The largest Rapid Box is the 26″ Octa, followed by the 20″ Octa Mini, and the 10″ x 24″ Strip. The most unique thing about the Rapid Box is the ability to turn it into a beauty dish with the addition of the deflector plate. This accessory allows for a more dramatic lighting effect.

Head Shot with The Rapid Box

Westcott Lighting Gear in Action



Justin Van Leeuwen

Justin Van Leeuwen

Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Justin Van Leeuwen is a self-taught commercial photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario. He has been published locally and nationally, as well as being featured in the Huffington Post and Daily Mail Online. Justin has worked on national campaigns and also writes equipment reviews for canonrumors.com.
Justin Van Leeuwen

Related Topics

Categories: Photography Tips;
Tags: Rapid Box;
Format: Videos;
Brands: Canon;
Topics: Portrait Photography;
Gear: Light Controls, Light Modifiers, Reflector, and The Rapid Box;
Top Pros: Justin Van Leeuwen

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