Bonus: Westcott TD5 & TD3 Demonstration Video


Children's Portrait Photography


Lesson Info

Bonus: Westcott TD5 & TD3 Demonstration Video

What you see inside as you have five wives and these are fifty five hundred degree a fluorescent day lightbulbs and if you wanted to you could literally just screw in a couple of them and not deal with a lot of like I prefer to have a lot of like and dial it down as needed. The other thing that's great to note is that the rod points go directly into the light head as well as the soft box mounting right it goes right into light head so that makes it terribly convenient to set it up and if you look on the back you have three switches and this allows you to have a little bit of light meeting like all the light that comes in that of course once you power it up and you have the diffuser panel you can take the diffuser panel off to kick up even more like you also have a way to make this hand light if you want to you can pull it out and just making him bite and even though I use these lights in my studio you can also put them on a portable battery pack and take them out on location on the sat...

ellite tv three it's basically the same set up as two t five in that you have fifty five hundred degree for us in day light bulbs which again are cool to the touch but you have the exterior panel and all the models are different but in my model's there's a uh interior panel as well and um you have you haven't hear three lights which is the tv three function and you have the ability as well teo go ahead and control the line just by the diffuser channels as well as the switch is in the back with the same as a tv five except there's two switches and so you could have it on or really on the other option is tio have an image where I have my son look directly into the main light and I just make sure that the hair like behind him is skimming across on both sides so what we dont want is, you know, a perfect separator on the right side of his face and not at all left of his face because his hair with glenn just right into the bathroom so I'm gonna move this hair light back a little bit so again I know that I wanted here to here and then I'm gonna ask him to turn his head if you don't mind kind of going right into the light like that and I can shoot the actually with my eighty five millimeter I could shoot just like this and know that I have oh, nice smile well done handsome and responsive all right? Well you glance at me just keep your face like that those are yeah lovely great and what I end up having iss I have lit back here back here we'll show the images on him looking directly in and it's a bit more dramatic portrait my settings are shooting at two five, two hundred one, two hundred shutter speed and again I'm still on the two fifteen so I could make a little bit of an adjustment where bring broad light in here I actually want in size a bit more of the shadowing and I have been there like just as a skimmer back here and I do something where I've been you could choose really quickly on the fly that's the great thing about this life is what you see is what you get which means you decided five that you want to have a short lighting setup or abroad lighting setup you could do that because this big light will tell you okay, here your shadows here's where it's coming from here for it's really right here's where you want to calm it down and you could make all the changes you want to go. So I'm gonna have you do something like this and straight down I know that just lighting in this pot my hairline is on ly working to separate him from the ground and not touching the front and again I'm brighter here doctor here and going for a look like that okay, so lastly, just a couple straight on simple portrait again, I'm still shooting with my eighty five. Watch my hand. Okay, I've got the reflector and a light. Go ahead and turn your channel it toward the light in your eyes, back at me. Yeah, not too much, very good, excellent, thank you. Alright, thanks, steven, that you did a great job showing these lights off.

Class Description

Celebrated children's photographer Tamara Lackey leads a special worldwide workshop on the magic, art, and business of child portrait photography. Take a live, front-row seat with Tamara as she works with a wide range of kids. You'll watch as she works to put them at ease, gets them laughing, and coaxes out their natural personality for fun poses and great family portraits. More importantly, you'll be part of an ongoing weekend conversation with fellow photographers around the world about how to grow your own successful portrait photography business, while balancing personal and professional lives.