Erik Valind, Professional Photographer and Westcott Endorsed Pro talks about his favorite product - the Westcott Scrim Jim. He walks you through how he uses each of the Scrim Jim panels in his shoots on location. He considers the Scrim Jim his most versatile piece of all his gear he takes on location for all shoots.
Outdoor Portrait by Photographers Zach and Jody Gray using a 24" x 32" Softbox, 12" x 36" Stripbank and Diffuser.
Join Eric Eggly as he does a quick review of the Photo Basics by Westcott Digitent. In his review he discusses the issues many have with shooting product photography and provide some simple yet affordable solutions. This quick review & quick tip video will allow you to enhance your product photography very quickly. You will […]
This blog was written by Erik Valind, Westcott Top Endorsed Pro & Ambassador. When talking about different lighting modifiers I like to point out the basic features and benefits of each. Equally important though, is the outside of the box thinking that allows us to apply these tools differently to fit each scene. After all […]
This blog was written by Professional Photographer & Top Pro Erik Valind. Photographic umbrellas come in so many sizes nowadays, perhaps even more so than the common rain variety. Let's set aside those and the Parabolic Umbrellas for a moment and discuss some key differences and techniques, when selecting and shooting with the versatile photo […]
Product shoot by photographer Hernan Rodriguez using two Westcott Strobelite Plus units, two Small Scrim Jims with 1-1/4 Stop Diffusion Fabric and two 42" Silver/White Reflectors.
Outdoor portrait shoot by photographer Ed Pierce using a Westcott white and a silver Scrim Jim and X-Large Scrim Jim Diffusion.
Portrait shoot by photographer Claude Jodoin using a Westcott Small Scrim Jim Silver/White Reflector, Medium Scrim Jim Silver/White Reflector and a Scrim Jim 3/4-Stop Diffusion.
In Rick Sammon's Top Digital Photography Secrets, readers will learn the tips and tricks used by a top photographer in the digital photography industry, Rick Sammon. Filled with beautiful photographs and the techniques Rick Sammon used to capture them, this book will offer readers motivation to capture stunning photographs and provide them with the tools […]
The Apollo Orb is the first octagonal softbox that doesn't require an adapter ring. Simply open like an umbrella, place the light inside and attach the included diffusion panel. Designed specifically with a deeper profile, light is evenly projected for maximum output while simulating a round catch light in the eyes. Diffusion panel can be […]
Photo Basics just released more size options to the already popular 5-in-1 reflectors TOLEDO, OH – August 3, 2011 – Photo Basics is excited to announce the addition of three more 5-in-1 reflector sizes to the product line. The new reflectors provide more options to the aspiring photographer at a very competitive price. Each reflector […]
Reflectors - why do we need them? How do we use them? What's the difference between all of them? These are all common questions when getting familiar with reflectors. So, here are some answers: .....Please click to read the entire article.
What is a Grid Cloth?
A Grid Cloth is a type of front diffusion panel. It is thinner which will allow for greater light transmission, from 3/4 of a stop with a tradiontonal diffusion panel to just 1/4 of a stop with a grid cloth.
I'm just back from my Master Your Flash photo session at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ. Good photos – and good fun. Thanks to Unique Photo for setting up the event, and thanks to Westcott and Westcott's Dave Piazza for supply the gear and added lighting know-how. And of course, thanks to all the attendees. You were a great crowd!
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.
One of our projects during last week's shoot here in Croton-on-Hudson (as part of the Hudson River Photography Workshops) was to master wireless, daylight fill-flash. Meaning: taking a flash picture that does not look like a flash picture. On the left you see a simple flash set-up: One flash on a stand, triggered by a […]
Here's my No. 1 tip for outdoor portraits: Control the light with a reflector, diffuser or a flash. All of these accessories have something in common: they can reduce the contrast range in the frame, reducing or eliminating harsh and unflattering shadows. A flash and reflector can also add a nice catch light to a […]
While working on my studio/on-location lighting book (due out in September) with my co-author,Vered Koshlano, we had a blast creating the lighting setup for the top photograph, taken at the Explorers Club in NYC. The lighting set-up: one stand-mounted Canon Speedlite 580EXII was fired through a stand-mounted Westcott diffuser that was positioned above eye-level and […]