Contest #9: Win a 7-Foot Silver Parabolic Speedlite Kit (a $150 Value)

This next contest from Westcott Pro features a 7′ Silver Parabolic Speedlight Kit as its prize.

This classic light modifier kit is built with a 16-rib fiberglass framework with double wall shaft. Westcott is giving away the entire kit: Reflector, stand, travel tube and even a storage case. (Click on the image below or the link above to find out more about this great kit.)

For this contest we’re looking for your best photos of a bride and/or groom!

7-Foot Silver Parabolic Speedlite Kit - by Westcott

Westcott Top Pro Jim Schmelzer teaches us how to set up our lighting for some posed photos at the front of a church. After the setup, Jim will bring in his bride and groom to start shooting beautiful images. Jim is using our 7′ parabolic umbrella in this lighting setup:

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20 Responses to Contest #9: Win a 7-Foot Silver Parabolic Speedlite Kit (a $150 Value)

  1. doktor983 April 8, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    The more rice the merrier!

  2. SanderKristiaan April 8, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    My intention was to capture the ring but in the same time show the emotion on the brides face. Used my westcott shoot-through umbrella together with a speedlight to lighten the faces.

  3. jennifercannphotography April 6, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Talk about bubble-pa-looza! All of the bubbles in this photograph are 100% actual bubbles, no photoshop trickery here. Right time + right place = beautiful moment captured

  4. jennifercannphotography April 6, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    As soon as I walked in the church and saw the beautiful stained glass windows I knew I had to get a photograph with the bride and her white dress standing in the gorgeous colored light streaming in from them.

  5. EDPhoto April 6, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    this image was take using westcott 6 light umbrellas – first time I have used and LOVED them!

  6. Gonzalo April 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Shot taken of an engagement session on the beaches of southern California. They provided a fun afternoon with their playfulness and great attitude plus the addition of these identifiable hats they wore.

  7. servispg April 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    This photo was taken with an off camera flash with manual settings.

  8. Kleeno April 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Beach wedding got rained out, so it was moved to a church. Since the rain wouldn’t take a break, we still went out with umbrellas and all, to grab some shots of the wedding party. On the way back to the reception hall we took a different path, stumbling upon this fire escape. After checking the strength of the fire escape, I had the bride and groom climb up to grab the shot. As I was taking the shot the father of the bride came around the corner to remind us we were late for dinner. Glad we were late. The Bride and Groom loved the shot.

  9. Ed Hernandez April 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Bride and groom classic portrait shot at the elegant Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, using a single light source, the Westcott 50″ Recessed Mega JS Apollo. Ed Hernandez, i shoot people 2.

  10. tonylafferty April 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    One of the sweetest couples I have ever had the chance to work with. The shutter was dragged to bring up the ambient light, while the couple was lit with an Alien Bee 1600 in a Westcott 50″ Apollo.

  11. Mark Kline Jr. April 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Ashley was a beautiful bride. I used the front doors of the church as the background and lit it with the available light, I also used a reflector from Westcott to fill the shadows a bit.

  12. Mark Kline Jr. April 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    The attached photo is a friend of mine and his new bride. It was a very brisk October day and until the end, a very overcast and dull gray sky. There was a nice break toward the end so we snuck away from the crowd and pulled this shot off and got back to friends and family

  13. OtaSlon April 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    One of the pictures I shoot last weekend. I used just one octabox to give a bit light on model and rest is ambient light.

  14. jesslynn April 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    This was shot in a little town that had absolutely no Pretty places for a Bridal shoot, this is actually in front of a dumpster hat I had to edit out… And it turned out beautifullly

  15. AndrewScottClarke April 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    I took this on a snowy late March afternoon which is unusual as its normally warm by now and the lambs are jumping in the spring sunshine. Not this year!, it’s been cold, cold, cold!. Soooo to portray this i wanted a bride in a white dress willing to get cold to document the freak weather and also get some great pics out of it.

    Hey Presto i found a disused train track close by and my bride was willing!.

    Lets just say we made lemons into lemonade!!!

  16. Allen Adams April 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    This was the very last shot of the night just before they hopped in the get-a-way car for their honeymoon and if was my favorite from the entire day. Just one speedlight on a stand behind them and the porch light was the only fill light used on the front of them.

  17. Pedro Cardoso April 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Hi!

    After the party ended and it was almost time to leave, They asked us to take a few more portraits of them :)
    setup: 1 umbrella’d SB28 as main and 1 bare SB28 behind them for rim.

    Best of luck, everyone! :)

    Cheers,
    Pedro.

  18. ClarkSanders April 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    I shot this bridal session in the most beautiful home! The “bride to be” baby sat for the homeowners’ grandson and agreed to let us use their home for our entire session. This was one of my favorites as well as the bride.

  19. Jason Lykins April 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    This was one of my favorite shots from 2012. The wind, sky, and clouds were just right. Not and hdr or post process manipulation. I used a polarizing filter coupled with a 350 watt/second strobe at full power pointed right at the bride and groom.

  20. Sandra April 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    I took this beside a pond close to sunset. I had a quantum flash with a shoot through umbrella off to the left side. That was the only lighting.

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