By on 2012-08-03

Wedding portrait shoot by photographer Jim Schmelzer using multiple Westcott Spiderlite TD6 units, 36″ x 48″ Softbox and a 16″ x 22″ Softbox.

The Spiderlite TD6 features 1200 watts of continuous lighting and the photographer can choose whether to use daylight balanced or tungsten lights in this unit.  The light is adjustable with three switches on the back of the unit, allowing photographers to “dial down” the power for instances where you need less output.  The TD6 has a speed ring built right into the head making it easy for photographers to mount any four post box onto this unit, and modify the light even more.

Westcott Softboxes are backed by 5 year warranties making them some of the most durable in the industry.  Large softboxes are great for covering an entire person like in this full length portrait shoot.  Stripbank boxes are great for a hair light or an edge light.



Wedding Portrait Lighting Setup

Photo Details and Specs

  • Aperture: F2.8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
  • ISO: 80
  • Focal Length: 85 mm
  • Date/Time: February 18, 2011 2:20pm
  • Copyright Notice ©2011, Jim Schmelzer

Westcott Gear In Action



Jim Schmelzer

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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