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Westcott Apollo 50×50 Self Portrait

Thu, Jan 10, 2008 - 2,238 views

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This Self Portrait or rather successful test shot was taken with my new Westcott JS Apollo 50" Softbox and one SB800. I used the Nikon D200 at f/8 and shot the SB800 through it as main. I am also holding on to a reflector down below to brighten up some of the shadows. I’ll probably add and experiment with other lights such as for hair and perhaps something on either side or the background. For the moment, the softbox is perfect for what I am looking for and contrary to what some people say, I felt the Nikon SB800 didn’t have any problem with power shooting through such a large softbox. Note that I also shot using my Nikon SU-800 which triggered the SB800 inside the Softbox with no problems at all. Some people complain about the difficulty in setting the SB800 when it is completely covered in the Softbox, but I found this wasn’t a problem at all if you have something like the SU-800, Pocket Wizard, or simply understand how to shoot manually with your SB800. Since I plan to use this as a main light, I can just set it manually be done with it.

Westcott Apollo 50x50 Self Portrait

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