By on 2012-10-26

This article discussing the Westcott Ice Light is courtesy of photographer and designer Andy Funderburg of Fundy Software.

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Many photographers choose to shoot children and families at the client’s home. Hauling studio lighting, even just a monolight, to a location can be quite a task. Opting for off camera flash is an option, but it can prove difficult to create soft light without bringing extra soft boxes. The Ice Light seems like a perfect solution for both on site studio lighting or a quick set up in the studio.

In this shot I created a simple set up, a key light and a fill light. The Ice Lights have the ability to dim the power, so it is very easy to create a stronger key light and a weaker fill light.

The key light is on the right and I raised it above and tilted it about 30 degrees down.

The fill light I simply mounted straight up and turned down the power until the light looked right. As you can see the light is very directional and extremely soft. The Ice Light is a perfect location tool for kids and family.

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Westcott Lighting Gear in Action

 

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