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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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Ice Light Contest Winners Announced

We are so pleased with the video response and all of the people who joined the Ice Light giveaway contest last week on our Facebook and Twitter page. Along with our contests, we had some great partners giving away Ice Lights as well! If you haven't had the chance to watch the video, or want […]

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LensProToGo announces new blog!

The fun folks over at LensProToGo have launched a new blog they're calling LensProToGo Labs! A top to bottom redesign and rebranding of their old blog, LensProToGo Labs will offer industry news, new product alerts, tips and tutorials, product reviews, and even just stuff they love, all geared towards photographers and filmmakers alike just like […]

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Using a Pocket Box to Improve Detail Shots

Adorama Photography TV Presents Take & Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey. Join Gavin as he undertakes another 15 minute photo challenge at "Lovingly Made" vintage store. In this video, Gavin uses a Canon 60D, and a 580EX speedlite in combination with the Westcott Pocket Box to achieve beautiful detail shots. Then, follow Gavin in […]

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Lightapalooza Contest #31 Winner Announced

For Lightapalooza Contest #31, we were lucky enough to have Westcott Top Pro Jen Rozenbaum show us how she lights on a real boudoir shoot (See video above) We were even luckier when Jen agreed to vote on a winner for the Lightapalooza contest! Jen has chosen Nader A. for his photo of his friend […]

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Zach Gray using the Rapid Box to Create Beautiful Images

In this video, Top Pro Elite Zach Gray uses the brand new 26" Rapid Box Octa in combination with the Rapid Box Strip to create amazing looking images in the desert of Nevada. Watch how Zach adds the optional Deflector Plate to the Rapid Box as well to give this light source a beauty dish […]

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Russell Brown uses the Ice Light to "Paint with Light"

Senior Creative Director of Adobe, Russell Brown recently sent us a video of him painting with light. Instead of using a flashlight, which can be poorly colored or hard to control, Russell used the Ice Light which has a very soft, yet powerful daylight balanced light that can wrap as well as be directed. The […]

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Top Pro Erin Manning uses Pocket Box for Graduation Party photos

Top Pro Erin Manning from Los Angeles, CA uses the Westcott Basics Pocket Box and the Home Studio Creation Kit to create fun photos at a high school graduation party. For our first Westcott Basics Lightapalooza contest, we have a trivia question for you. What year did the current president of FJ Westcott graduate high […]

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Real Deal Review: Bob and Dawn Perfect Pair Kit by Patrick Fore

Photographer Patrick Fore from The Woodlands, TX reviews the Bob and Dawn Davis Perfect Pair Kit. If you want a chance to review the newest Westcott gear, apply here.

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Top Pro Dave Cross creates fun Comic Art using Green Screen

Watch how Dave Cross uses a Westcott Green Screen and our PhotoKey 5 Software to create a fun comic art photo. For our first Westcott Illusions Lightapalooza contest, we have a photo contest for you. Upload your best composite photo of the same model in your frame multiple times. ? The winner of this contest […]

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Top Pro Chris Garrison uses Apollo Orb and Scrim Jims for Lifestyle Photoshoot

Photographer Chris Garrison from Orlando, FL uses the Apollo Orb and the Large Scrim Jim Kit to create lifestyle images of Professional wakeboarder Chad Sharpe. For our first lightapalooza contest, we want to see your best photo of an action shot on water, or for our friends in colder regions on ice. Enter your best […]

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Dallas News reviews the Ice Light in their Tech Zen Section

Dallas News reviewed our Ice Light in the Tech Zen Section this week. See what they had to say in this review.

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Real Deal Review: Ice Light by Tobin Smith

Vancouver Photographer Tobin Smith reviews the Ice Light. If you want a chance to review the newest Westcott gear, apply here.

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Jim Schmelzer uses Ice Lights for Senior Portraits

Top Pro Jim Schmelzer uses Westcott Ice Lights to create beautiful senior portraits in minutes.? With the portable Ice Lights, Jim is in and out of a shoot in minutes.

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#Tog Feature: Lou Freeman using Scrim Jim and Parabolic Umbrella

Lou Freeman talks in the field about Westcott Scrim Jims and Westcott Umbrellas while shooting part of her Look Fabulous DVD series.

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Photographer Feature - Lighting for Composites by Mark S. Johnson

Photographer Mark Johnson has created some amazing composites in the last few years and today he is sharing some education on how to make composites look so nice. In this video, Mark illustrates exactly how to light a subject if you intend to composite them. This video is one of eleven included in Mark's "Dramatic […]

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Erin Manning: Holiday Photo Tips

Join Erin Manning as she walks you through a Green Screen photography session and holiday photo tips in your own home! This holiday season, don't let unhappy expressions ruin a photo - make photography work for you by using the Erin Manning Green Screen Creative Lighting Kit.

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Terry White: Top Pro Tips about the Spiderlite TD6

Terry White, Professional Photographer and Westcott Endorsed Pro talks about his favorite product - the Westcott Spiderlite TD6. He walks you through how he uses each of the Spiderlite TD6 in his shoots in the studio. He considers the Westcott Spiderlite TD6 as one of his 'go-to' lighting options paired with the Westcott Shallow Softboxes. […]

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PDN Photo Plus New York City 2012 Recap

One Show - One City - One AMAZING Event! PDN Photo Plus in NYC was absolutely amazing! This year at the PDN Photo Plus Show we had the opportunity to once again show off some new products to the attendees as well as give them the opportunity to see a prototype of a new product! […]

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Bruce Dorn: Canon Environmental Portraits with Speedlites Tutorials (5 of 5)

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 […]

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Bruce Dorn: Canon Environmental Portraits with Speedlites Tutorials (4 of 5)

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 […]

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Bruce Dorn: Canon Environmental Portraits with Speedlites Tutorials (3 of 5)

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 […]

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Andrew Funderburg: Ice Light - Location Athlete Lighting

I love the Ice Lights because they are so portable, versatile and powerful all at the same time. I can use them effectively on any type of shoot. - Andrew Funderburg With this shoot, the goal was to recreate what I like to call “Sports Illustrated” lighting. In recent years side lighting athletic portraits has […]

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Bruce Dorn: Canon Environmental Portraits with Speedlites Tutorials (2 of 5)

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 […]

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Bruce Dorn: Canon Environmental Portraits with Speedlites Tutorials (1 of 5)

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 […]

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