In Westcott Top Pro photographer Craig Beckta’s latest behind-the-scenes video, he gives us a fantastic view of his studio fashion photography setup. For this photo shoot, Craig utilizes a 35″ Zeppelin Deep Parabolic softbox to modify his strobe. This setup creates a beautiful wraparound output, which is essential for high-key studio fashion photography.

Studio Fashion Photography Portrait 1

Craig places the Zeppelin slightly to the right of his subject, facing downward at a 45 degree angle. Craig’s camera is at 85mm with his f-stop set at 5.6. Craig shutter speed is set at 200 with his ISO at 100.

The Zeppelin Deep Parabolic softbox features a deep parabolic construction creating a stunning even, wrap-around light output. Each Zeppelin Para Softbox is equipped with high-quality construction and needlework, 16 durable lightweight and heat-resistant rods, a 1-stop inner diffusion panel with a 2-stop center dot to eliminate hot spots, a 1-stop outer diffusion panel, and a travel case. The Zeppelin is also equipped with a zippered entry point, serving as a second light head mounting option. The 35″ Zeppelin is the smallest modifier in the Zeppelin series.

After changing models, Craig adds a single rectangular softbox in as a hair light, positioned behind his model to the right. He then switches to 116 mm at F5.6, shutter speed at 200, and ISO at 100.

Studio Fashion Photography Portrait 3

Lighting Gear in Action

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