By on 2009-10-30

Professional photographer, teacher and TV personality Erin Manning teams up with Westcott to offer studio lighting made simple with fluorescents, in a compact, affordable kit.

TOLEDO, Oh. – October 30, 2009 – Enjoy window light anytime, anywhere with the new Home Studio Lighting Kit, the latest addition to Westcott’s Photo Basics product line. The kit includes (2) uLite constant lights with 6’ Light Stands, (2) 85-watt fluorescent lamps, (2) 20” Soft Boxes, and an educational DVD. The constant uLites, combined with 85-watt fluorescents, provide perfect “what you see is what you get” lighting for photo and video. Featuring 500 equivalent watts of power and true daylight balanced (5500K) temperature, these fluorescent lamps have a lifespan of over 8,000 hours. This kit keeps things simple with portable, compact 20” Soft Boxes that set up and collapse in seconds.

As the interest in digital photography continues to grow, so does the need for education in taking better images. The Home Studio Lighting Kit includes an educational DVD, hosted by professional photographer, teacher and television personality Erin Manning, which features studio setup and usage. Manning brings the viewer into her home and shows first-hand just how simple, affordable and effective studio lighting can be! She is best known for her work as a digital photography expert and host of HGTV and DIY Network’s Telly-award-winning TV series The Whole Picture. The author of Portrait and Candid Photography, Manning helps viewers understand photography and lighting by translating technical details into everyday language, and assists their learning with a clear, friendly teaching style.

The Home Studio Lighting Kit made its debut on That Morning Show on E! Channel on October 21st. Manning will also be demonstrating the Home Studio Lighting Kit on ParentsTV in November, with segments scheduled to run through January. Segments featuring the kit will also be syndicated through Better TV and Comcast Video on Demand.

The Home Studio Lighting Kit (# 407) will retail at $349.90, with a street price of $299.90.

About The F.J. Westcott Company
F.J. Westcott, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of light control equipment, backgrounds and accessories for professional imagemakers in the photography, video, and broadcast fields.

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