This post was written by Bruce Roscoe of Aiyana Studio Photography. Erik LeBlanc was born in California and raised in Arizona. Before going to collage Erik spent his time on a ranch being a cowboy and doing what cowboys do. After Erik left collage, he returned back to a life of a cowboy. As Erik […]
Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn has been teaching Speedlite techniques around the country for years through Canon Live Learning and his own workshops. With the Canon Digital Learning Center's exclusive tutorials series on Environmental Portraits with Speedlites, now even more photographers can watch and learn. This series was designed to appeal to a range of […]
In this series Michael Corsentino will cover the art of portrait photography. He will show the inspiration behind each of the images and how he shot them! Environmental Portraits Posing singer Melissa Phillippe in front of her piano adds context and helps create a portrait that reflects her passions. Shooting form a position above the […]
Lou Freeman, Professional Photographer, is currently working on shooting her new DVD series called 'Look Fabulous'. She is shooting on-location all through Florida and many know how bright the sun can be. She walks you through in this quick video how she uses the 7' Diffusion Parabolic Umbrella to diffuse the light during the brightest […]
Originally posted on Between The Sheets on Aug 27, 2012 by Jennifer Rozenbaum. This summer has been incredible busy here, and I know I have not been blogging as much as I should. The good news is I have a ton of blog posts that I am working on about posing real women and […]
In this series Michael Corsentino will cover the art of portrait photography. He will show the inspiration behind each of the images and how he shot them! Executive & Business Portraits In this executive portrait the goal is the same but the approach is more subdued, formal and professional in nature. The look and feel […]
In this series Michael Corsentino will cover the art of portrait photography. He will show the inspiration behind each of the images and how he shot them! Portraits were some of the first images to grab my attention and draw me into my lifelong love affair with photography. The portrait work of Richard Avedon, with […]
This image was taken in Tombstone at Boothill Cemetery following the Tombstone Trolley Ghost and Murder Tour with Parson George and Lee. The cemetery is one of the stops during the tour. At the time this image was taken the sun was setting and the cemetery was about to close. The trolley driver, Lee, who […]
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.
In the September/October 2012 issue of Digital Photo Magazine, Wes Pitts has an article called 'Portrait Background Basics' where he gives four tips on how to flatter your subjects. Find a simple background Reduce your depth of field Use a telephoto lens Try software effects He has a special section called 'Essential Gear' where he […]
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 […]
"Shooting outdoors in natural light is a breeze when you use a reflector to control and bounce the light. Look how beautiful my model looks with a golden glow on her face."Erin Manning
Shooting outdoors rocks. When given the choice between shooting in a studio or out in the world, I'll drag my camera gear and subject out that door any day of the week. The sheer volume of different backgrounds and locations can be overwhelming if you're just starting out though. Thankfully every city out there thought […]
Amber McCoy from Westcott joins Henry's TV host Mark Shannon on stage at Exposure Spring 2012 to chat about some Photo Basics portable flash modifiers for the speedlight photographer.
At the end of every workshop I inevitably get asked the desert island question. If you don’t know what I mean it usually goes something like this: "If you had your camera, one Speedlight, and had to pick just a single light modifier, what would it be?" Similar to what would you bring with you […]
My Home Studio Lighting Kit is in constant use. From still shoots to video, the florescent bulbs and softboxes are safe to use around kids, easy to set up, and they produce beautiful light. I also don’t go anywhere without my 5-in-1 reflector, you never know when you might need it.Erin Manning
Name: Erin Manning Erin is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality. She spent many years working as a commercial, portrait and stock photographer while increasing her skills as a leading educator in the industry. She currently sits on the board as an advisor as well as travels educating enthusiasts about photography.
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 Westcott Halo has been the ONLY light modifier I have used in my studio. When used with a Westcott reflector all you need to do is point the Halo on your subject and the Halo does the rest for you. It's convex design does the feathering of the light for you - automatically! It is absolutely the fastest, quickest, easiest way to get a great portrait of brides, babies, couples, executive portraits - anything you can point the Halo will give you a great lighting result!"David Ziser
For the August 2012 Issue of Digital Photo Magazine, David Willis put together an article on 'Tools for Lighting Outdoor Portraits'. In the article he features many light modifiers and reflectors that will help with photographic lighting outdoors. The Westcott Fast Flags made the cut and with frames constructed from durable carbon steel, we guarantee these […]
Commercial shoot by photographer Eric Eggly using a Westcott Strobelite plus, 24" x 32" Softbox, Scrim Jim with 1-1/4 Stop Diffusion Fabric, 42" Silver/White Reflector and a 10' Light Stand.
Portrait shoot by photographer George DeLoache using a Westcott Strobelite Plus and 48" x 72" Silver/White Reflector.