Nashua, New Hampshire portrait photographer Sid Ceaser of Sid Ceaser Photography previously discussed his preference of Westcott’s Apollo line of softboxes. Sid uses a 28″ Recessed Medium Apollo when shooting one or two subjects and a large 50″ Recessed Mega Apollo when shooting groups. All Apollo softboxes are constructed with an umbrella-style frame, which allows for quick set-up. In this particular shoot, Sid demonstrates his use of the Medium Apollo during an outdoor nighttime portrait session. Placing the Apollo relatively close to the young man, Sid creates fantastic contrast on his subject and the vehicle. Lighting a nighttime portrait can be difficult, but Sid created a beautiful image by carefully determining the placement of his light source.
The 28″ Apollo is the first light diffuser I grab for all my jobs. I love that it has baffles along the edges to control spill. It is perfect for shooting 1 or 2 people, and its very light.
To see more of of Sid’s wonderful portraits, learn about his Portable Portrait lighting workshops, read his blog, or listen to his podcast, please visit: http://ceaserphotography.com/
Westcott Lighting Gear in Action