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Photopro Contest Winner

Photopro 2014 Shootout Winners Announced

At a variety of conferences, events, and expos throughout the country, Westcott hosts inclusive photo shoot opportunities for event-goers, including live models, themes, backdrops, and, of course, impeccable lighting. Photographers are encouraged to shoot as often as they would like throughout the day, interacting with the set and giving photographers the opportunity to ask questions, […]

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Zeppelin Deep Parabolic Series

Introducing the Zeppelin

INTRODUCING THE ZEPPELIN DEEP PARABOLIC SOFTBOX SERIES Westcott, an industry-leading producer of photo and video lighting equipment, is proud to announce the latest addition to their softbox line-up: the Zeppelin Deep Parabolic series. The new Zeppelin softbox series is an essential item for commercial, fashion, and portrait photographers. The Zeppelin is available in 35, 47, […]

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Fotolia

Fotolia Unveils TEN Collection Season 3

Fotolia's successful international creative campaign brings photographers and digital artists together for the first time. Following two successful seasons, with over 1,000,000 unique visitors worldwide in 2013, Fotolia, one of the world's leading stock photography agencies, will launch the third season of it's creative TEN Collection, which promotes innovation, education, and artistic expression around the […]

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#standwithme

#standwithme Film Release

In February, Portland-based filmmaking studio Stillmotion is launching a North American tour of their first feature-length documentary film, #standwithme. This film introduces us to a 9-year-old who started a lemonade stand to help end child slavery and explores how we all can make a stand against it, too. In the making of #standwithme, Stillmotion relied […]

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ProGrip Kits

Introducing the ProGrip

Westcott, an industry-leading producer of photographic lighting equipment, recently released the Speedlite ProGrip Handle, an innovative new tool for off-camera speedlite use. The ProGrip is uniquely designed to mount speedlites and radio triggers onto one hand-held, custom molded grip. This tool fits virtually all speedlites and modifiers, including the PocketBox, Westcott Apollo softboxes, umbrellas, and […]

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Video

The Lightapalooza 2013 Grand Prize Drawing

As a leading producer of photo and video lighting equipment, Westcott has strived to produce not only quality lighting products, but also educational content for photographers and enthusiasts. Education was the basis of Westcott's Lightapalooza 2013. Lightapalooza was a year-long event of weekly photo contests. Each contest was inspired by an educational video tutorial, often […]

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Lightapalooza 2013: Andy Shelton

The Best of Lightapalooza 2013: Winners Announced

Westcott's year-long series of photo contests have ended as 2013 comes to a close. Lightapalooza 2013 concluded with the 64th contest last week and Team Westcott decided to allow fans to vote for the best of all of the Lightapalooza 2013 first place winning photographs. Covering a variety of subjects, viewers had the ability to […]

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Lightpalooza 2013 Contest #64

Lightapalooza 2013 Pro Contest #64 Winners Announced

For the final Lightapalooza Pro photo challenge, we were inspired by Westcott Top Pro Elite couple Zach and Jody Gray's breath-taking photo shoot in the Arizona desert. We asked contestants to submit their best images with amazing backgrounds and received many beautiful images. It was this serene image below that captured our attention. Congratulations to […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 Contest 62

Lightapalooza 2013 Basics Contest #63 Winners Announced

For this final Lightapalooza 2013 Basics photo contest, we were inspired by Westcott Top Pro and boudoir photographer Jen Rozenbaum's video on creating comfortable environments for beautiful subjects. We asked participating contestants to submit their best photograph of their favorite subjects. We received a large variety of images, including beloved pets and stunning models. However […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 Illusions Contest #62 Winners Announced

For the final Lightapalooza Illusions challenge, we asked participating contestants which event in history they wish they could have photographed. We received a large amount of inspired and imaginative responses, ranging from the Big Bang to the signing of the Gettysburg address. However, it was a response regarding future events that captivated us the most. […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 Contest 61 Winner

Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #61 Winner Announced

For the 61st Lightapalooza 2013 contest, we were inspired by Top Pro Elite Rick Sammon's photography tutorial on adding shadows to portraits. By adding shadows, photographers can achieve dimension and depth in their images. We asked participating contestants to submit their best image that incorporated shadows. We received over 50 wonderful images and chose British […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 Contest 60 Winner

Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #60 Winner Announced

For the 60th Lightapalooza 2013 contest, we were inspired by Top Pro Erik Valind's photography quick tip on gaining emotion from your subjects. We asked to see your most emotional image and participants did not let us down. We received endearing photo submissions with fantastic back stories from many talented photographers. After sifting through the […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 59th Winner

Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #59 Winner Announced

For last week's Lightapalooza 2013 Illusions contest, we posted a video from Westcott Top Pro Matt Hernandez. This inspirational video illustrated the easy-to-use PhotoKey green screen software that Matt utilized in creating a modern senior portrait. PhotoKey is a great tool for all types of photographers and has many essentials tools for shooting events and […]

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Lightapalooza 2013: Jennifer Bennett

Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #56 Winners Announced

For the latest Lightapalooza 2013 Illusions contest, we asked to see participant's best "colorful" photographs inspired by the color adjusting tools in our PhotoKey 6 software. Unlike past competitions, we decided to choose two winners. Our first place winner was Jennifer Bennett. Her image of Oregon marine life was a stunning and detailed example of […]

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Lightapalooza Contest 57 Winner

Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #57 Winners Announced

For the latest Lightapalooza 2013 Basics photo contest, we were inspired by Top Pro Elite Erik Valind's tip on creating contrast in portraits. We asked participants to submit their best photograph incorporating contrast. Unlike past competitions, we decided to choose two winners. Our first place winner was Ron Warren of Oak Park, Michigan. His image […]

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Lightapalooza Contest 58 Winner

Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #58 Winners Announced

For the latest Lightapalooza 2013 Pro photo contest, we were inspired by Top Pro Elite Bob Davis' use of the Rapid Box to balance outdoor light. We asked participants to submit their best photograph demonstrating proper window lighting. Unlike past competitions, we decided to choose two winners. Our first place winner was Joshua Glazebrook of […]

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Wrinkle-Resistant Backdrop Bundle

Westcott Introduces Wrinkle-Resistant Backdrop Bundles

Westcott, an industry-leading producer of photo/video lighting equipment, is continuing their holiday promotions with this week's introduction of the Wrinkle-Resistant Backdrop Bundles. These three-pack sets are available just in time for the holiday season and are at a price that is impossible to ignore. The Westcott Winkle-Resistant Backdrops are constructed with heavy-duty matte cotton, an […]

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Westcott Green Screen Kit

Westcott's Green Screen Facebook Contest Winners Announced

The Westcott team has been in the giving mood lately. In the midst of the year-long Lightapalooza contests and holiday promotions, they decided to run a fun Facebook contest as well. The latest Facebook sweepstakes required participants to enter their email addresses for a shot at being randomly selected to win an Erin Manning Creation […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #55 Winner Announced

For the 55th Lightapalooza 2013 contest, we were inspired by Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer and personality Erin Manning and her use of our PhotoKey green screen software. Westcott's Illusions line of green screen software and kits allows photographers to place their subjects in a variety of locations through digital composites. Hence why we asked […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #54 Winner Announced

For the 54th Lightapalooza 2013 contest, we were inspired by Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer Rick Sammon's use of the Apollo speedlight to add dramatic lighting effects in studio portraits. We asked participating contestants to submit their favorite examples of dramatic lighting. We wanted to see some creative lighting and your submissions definitely delivered! We […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #53

Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #53 Winner Announced

For the 53rd Lightapalooza 2013 contest, we were inspired by Top Pro Elite Erik Valind's use of the Scrim Jim reflector during outdoor fashion photo shoots. We asked those participating to submit their best outdoor female photograph and received over 50 fabulous images. Darina Todorova of Stamford, Connecticut entered the stunning portrait below and we're […]

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PhotoKey 6 for the holidays

PhotoKey 6 Software Download and Kit Sweepstakes

F. J. Westcott's standards in producing quality, dependable products goes beyond their photo/video lighting equipment. Westcott's PhotoKey green screen removal software is cutting-edge and simple to use, for even the most inexperienced photographers. With a few clicks, PhotoKey removes green screen and allows users to place their subjects in a variety of locations and settings. […]

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Westcott's Newest uLite Kit

The F. J. Westcott Company is an industry-leading producer of photo/video lighting equipment. Westcott sets standards for quality and innovation in the field world-wide and is consistently focused on educating photographers and photography enthusiasts. This week, Westcott introduced their newest lighting kit through their Photo Basics line. This uLite kit includes all of the basics […]

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Westcott Introduces the new Spiderlite TD6 Kits

F. J. Westcott, a leading producer of photo-video lighting equipment, is running their year-end 12 Weeks of Giving holiday promotion. With a new special being advertised each week, now is the time to invest in Westcott's leading lighting equipment for your studio. This week, we introduced our Spiderlite TD6 Softbox Kits. Available in three size […]

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Lightapalooza 2013 Contest #52 Winner Announced

For the 52nd Lightapalooza 2013 contest, we took inspiration from our visual effects software Photokey 6, and asked contestants to submit their best Photoshopped image. Products like Photoshop and Photokey create various illusions and effects through photographic editing. It was a joy to sift through all of the wonderful submissions this week. One particular image […]

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