Studio Lighting Fundamentals Part 4: Stripbank

By on 2014-01-09

Join Top Pro Jim Schmelzer as he uses the Westcott Spiderlite TD6 lights to discuss basic studio lighting fundamentals. During part four of this five part series, Jim demonstrates how to set-up, place, and utilize the hair light for portraiture. A stripbank is a narrow softbox that provides a narrow, soft beam of light most often utilized as a hair, rim, or side light.

Jim Schmelzer is an award-winning photographer, lecturer and trainer focusing in high school senior portraits and weddings. He is a Master Craftsman Photographer and holds a Master’s Degree with Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. He has also been a technical representative and lighting adviser for F.J. Westcott for over 25 years.

The Spiderlite TD6 is the most powerful and compact constant lighting system available today. This durable unit is perfect for on-location or in the studio offering up to 1200 effective watts of power per light. The Spiderlite TD6 offers the ability to switch between cool daylight fluorescent lamps to Tungsten Halogen hot lamps. Be prepared for any situation with one light head that can offer both options!

The narrow profile of the Stripbank provides for a great hair light for group portraits or getting sleek, elongated catch lights in product photography. The Stripbank includes a second BONUS inner baffle that features a silver circular center. With this baffle in place, the light is bounced off of this silver circle and projected back resulting in less than 1/2-stop light loss from the center of the Stripbank to the outer edges.

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Jim Schmelzer

Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Jim Schmelzer is an award-winning photographer, lecturer and trainer focusing in high school senior portraits and weddings. He is a Master Craftsman Photographer and holds a Master's Degree with Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. He has also been a technical representative and lighting adviser for F.J. Westcott for over 25 years.

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