I was asked to be part of Westcott's Top Pro Tour this fall in Irvine, CA and wanted to share with everyone my experience at the event along with some items I recommend to have in your "Must Have Toolbox" for photography! ENJOY!
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This is part of a 3 part series we are launching - all about Social Media! Helping photographers expand their social media and branch their horizons throughout the internet or better known as the 'social media world'. Part I...
Our #Tog Tuesday today is featuring Westcott Top Pro Photographer and Hasselblad Master Joao Carlos. Joao recently attended the Hasselblad Masters in London.
Shooting small groups is something every photographer will be faced with at one time or another. If you are just beginning into the world of photography, than the prospect of properly lighting multiple people can be intimidating. So I’m going to break it down into fundamental elements and make it as simple as taking a portrait.
Our #Tog Tuesday today is featuring Westcott Top Pro Photographer Rick Sammon. Rick recently did a seminar for Google on photography and we couldn't resist sharing! Enjoy!
Looking to use some products in maybe some 'unconventional' ways? Here are some Westcott and Photo Basics products to take a look at and some thoughts on different ways you can use them.
To create dramatic light with Speedlites, you need to think about two things: where you put your flash(es) and how you control the ambient light. If you move your Speedlite to the side, then you’ll be creating shadows for the camera. Think of shadows as being the way you reveal shape and depth in a two-dimensional photo. If you use a fast shutter speed, then you’ll dim the ambient light — which increases the effect / drama of the light created by your Speedlites. Compare the shot above to the shot below and you’ll see what I mean.
#Tog Tuesday is featuring Back Light along with products that can help you achieve this lighting style.
The Westcott Top Pro Tour kicked off September 12, 2010 in Newark, NJ. This blog post was written by Rick Sammon (our featured speaker for the tour in Newark). He provides some tips on softening skin in Photoshop.
Today's #Tog Tuesday feature is Jeff Cable of Jeff Cable Photography. He posted a blog a while back on photographing smoke. He came up with some amazing images and we just had to share!
Westcott's #Tog Tuesday is featuring Scrim. A scrim is a translucent material that may be fastened onto a frame, and used outdoors to reduce the intensity of, and soften harsh light.
#Tog Tuesday is featuring the topic of Short Light. We also include some great products that can help you achieve this specific lighting style.
Terry White shares with us how important lighting is! Whether shooting with a professional camera or just an iPhone, you are able to catch some amazing shots based on the lighting you use!
#Tog Tuesday - Today's Topic is Rim Light.
For Westcott's #Tog Term Tuesday, we will be focusing on Color Temperature and how the Kelvin scale is measured in photography as well as the products that can help you acheive certain degrees.
Westcott's #Tog Term Tuesday featuring Fill Light this week. Fill Light is the source of illumination in your image that controls the lighting ratio or contrast in the image. The Fill Light will increase the exposure value of your shadows, decreasing the amount of contrast in the image.
This week's feature for the Westcott #Tog Tuesday is Main Light. Sometimes called Key Light, it is the principal source of light in an image and typically will be the brightest source of light that is adding to the exposure of the image.
Joao Carlos walks you through an amazing action shoot with Actor/Model Tim Currie.
Tog Tuesday (Photographer Tuesday) is the day out of the week where we present an educational term along with information to help you as a photographer. We also provide a great product to help you achieve each of the terms.
Rick Hughes, Westcott Top Pro and Professional Photographer, gives you his personal experience with his favorite lighting equipment - Westcott Strobelite PLUS lights.
Hernan Rodriguez walks through how to utilize the Westcott 86" Oversized Umbrella as a wrap around light. He also highlights on how to photograph men.
Shooting tethered is a great way to allow others to see images while you are shooting. There are many methods and different software available to shoot directly into your computer; I prefer to use Adobe Lightroom (LR). Currently, LR does not support direct tethered shooting - you will need to use a third party to […]
Many individuals have inquired how I could pull off a shot like this. Well, it's all about flashes! Okay, so you don’t have to go completely crazy with the number of flashes you’re using – but if the photo demands it, keep on adding them until you have the effect you want. This picture is […]
Gear is good, vision is better. Yes. The best camera to have is the one with you. Yes, again. What you hold in your heart is more important than what you hold in your hand. Yes, yes, yes. I don't disagree in the least with any of these remarks. As a matter of fact, I've […]
Our dream light modifier is compact, small in your lighting bag but big enough in front of your subject, it can produce wonderful reflected light and most importantly: It allows you to control light spill and enables you to light what you want and only what you want. The Westcott 28" Apollo is just that. […]