Yesterday, Westcott released one of the videos I recorded when out at their HQ in Ohio, USA earlier this year and this one was when I was using their constant light, the Solix.
In the video I explain how over the past couple of years, by me taking time to chat and get to know the people I’m photographing, has made such a big difference to the results.
More and more these days I’m opting for constant light when photographing portraits; especially those in my World War 2 / Veterans Project, and there is a very specific reason for this and it goes back to a conversation I had with friend, and photographer Vincent Versace for our HE SHOOTS, HE DRAWS Podcast. You can listen to that episode (54) by CLICKING HERE or over on iTunes and all other Podcast-y places.
In the mean time though, check out the video below and at the bottom of this post I’ve listed the kit I’m using should you wish to take closer look…
- Westcott Solix Apollo Orb 1-Light Kit
- Westcott-X Drop
- The Vintage Grey Canvas by Glyn Dewis (I use the Art Canvas version)
- Sony Alpha A7 RII Mirrorless Camera
- Sony SEL55F18Z.AE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
- Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod
- Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head with 200PL Quick-Release System
- Manfrotto Q2 L Bracket