By on 2013-12-17

This article on using the Apollo for creative lighting in a portrait is courtesy of photographer and designer Rick Nunn of Lincoln, England. 
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Photographer and designer Rick Nunn of Lincoln, England discusses his use of the Westcott 28″ Medium Recessed Apollo within a tight space for this image in his Goodbye Gravity series.

It had been too long since I got my lights out for a shoot. I’ve been loving natural candid photography over the summer, and I always tend to neglect my strobes a little while the bloody sun is around so much. I wanted to challenge myself a little with this photo, both with lighting quite a tight space & the post production.

I used a ring flash in a somewhat unusual way, suspended on a bungee giving a little pop to the face…

To read his blog or view more images from this innovative series, visit: http://ricknunn.com/category/projects/goodbyegravity

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Equipment Used

Camera: Canon 5D MkII

Lens: Canon 28mm F/1.8

Flashes: Canon 580ex & 2 430ex

Accessories: 3 light stands, 3 light brackets, a Westcott Apollo, a ring flash adaptor, a tripod & RF-602 Triggers

Camera Settings

Shutter Speed: 1/125th

Aperture: F/2.5

ISO: 400

Westcott Lighting Gear in Action

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