review: Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella (model – Ulorin Vex)

review: Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella

Continuing the photo session with Ulorin Vex in the studio, I decided to swap out the big Profoto 4x3 softbox, for an even larger (but very affordable) light modifier - the Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White / Black) (vendor). Two things that immediately struck me about the Westcot Parabolic Umbrella ... it's sheer  Read more inside...

high-key studio lighting (part 2) – with Ulorin Vex

high-key studio portraits (part 2) - with Ulorin Vex

Continuing the photo session with Ulorin Vex, doing high-key studio portraits in the studio, she changed into a different costume. I wanted a more interesting edge definition than just the light spilling back from the background, so I added two gridded softboxes to each side ...  Read more inside...

high-key studio lighting / portraits – with Ulorin Vex

high-key studio portraits - with Ulorin Vex

One of the models that replied to my casting call for a model at my workshops in San Francisco in 2011, happened to be Ulorin Vex. I immediately recognized her, since I've seen photos of her in various portfolios. I was both surprised and very happy, since I regarded her as a bit of a superstar. I scheduled a photo session  Read more inside...