Speedlite Photo Tutorial by FroKnowsPhoto

By on 2012-06-13

A 61-minute video by Adam Lerner and Jared Polin from FroKnowsPhoto featuring great information on speedlite flash in tandem with various Westcott light modifiers. The amazing thing about speedlite photography is the ability to be portable and these light modifiers are just as portable with fast and easy setups, plus amazing results.

The 50″ Mega Apollo featured in this video is built on an umbrella frame making it very easy to setup.  Measuring at 50″ inches, the Mega Apollo is the largest light modifier in the series, giving the softest output for speedlite photographers.  The Mega Apollo is also large enough to enclose a strobe unit, due to the open space inside.  All of the Apollos include recessed edges which helps give a more directional light source, and limited loss of light.

Adam and Jared also use a Westcott Basics 40″ 5 in 1 reflector to add some fill during this speedlite photoshoot.  These reflectors come in a variety of fabrics and sizes.  A reflector is referred to by some photographers as the most valuable piece of equipment to have in their photo bag.  5 in 1 reflectors have the ability to not only reflect light onto the subject, but also diffuse light, and subtract light.

The final piece of speedlite equipment that the guys use in this video is a 43″ White Satin Umbrella to provide a fill light. The advantage to using an umbrella over a softbox, is that the light is spread out over a wider angle.

Westcott Lighting Gear in Action


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