This article on using the Apollo for creative lighting in a portrait is courtesy of photographer and designer Rick Nunn of Lincoln, England. 
Rick Nunn's Goodbye Gravity

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:

Goodbye Gravity Set-Up

Goodbye Gravity Lighting Diagram

Goodbye Gravity Lighting Diagram

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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