This portrait shoot by photographer Erik Valind is set up with a Westcott 50-inch Apollo as the main light source, and two 12″ x 36″ Pro Stripbanks acting as rim lights, coming in from the side.

The 50″ Mega Apollo featured in this post is built on an umbrella frame making it very easy to setup.  Measuring at 50″ inches, the Mega Apollo is the largest light modifier in the series, giving the softest output for speedlite photographers.  The Mega Apollo is also large enough to enclose a small strobe unit, due to the open space inside.  All of the Apollos include recessed edges which helps give a more directional light source, and limited loss of light.

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 outdoor portrait setup, while  stripbank boxes are great for a hair light or an edge light.

Photo Details and Specs

  • Aperture: F8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal Length: 70 mm
  • Date/Time: September 10, 2010 2:48pm
  • Copyright Notice ©2010, Erik Valind

Westcott Lighting Gear in Action


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