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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Westcott
Located in: Light Kits
How many times have we all taken images and our subject just blended in with the background or those gorgeous bright blue eyes on a child looked lifeless? Whether shooting film or digital, there is one thing that sets an average image apart from a great image ? lighting. Learning how to control the light onto your subject will bring your image to life. The PB500 Light offers 500 watts of constant light. No need for meters and slaves, as constant light allows you to see the image prior to capture just as your camera would.

The Three Light Kit offers a quick portable set up with everything needed to obtain great images. The main light illuminates your subject(s) while the fill light lessens shadows and lowlights while still achieving depth and contour. This kit also features the addition of a background light. Utilizing a background light, you?ll create depth and three dimensions to your subject. Included is a 5-ft. x 8-ft. Slate Gray background along with two Large 3M Command Strips. These strips attach quickly to a wall or window allowing you to hang your background instantly. A floor-positioning mat directs you on placement of your lights, camera and subject(s). The Instructional DVD will walk you through how to operate and understand your digital camera, step-by-step set up of your kit, lighting and posing, along with many tips and techniques to enhance your images.

Kit Includes: 1-Yellow Constant Light, 1-Red Constant Light and 1-Blue Constant Light - all with removable 13-ft. power cords and reflectors; 2-7.5-ft. Light Stands, 1-3-ft. BackLight Stand; 2-45-in Silver/White Umbrellas; 2-500-watt Photofloods; 1- 100-watt lamp; 1-5-ft X 8-ft Slate Gray Background with bag; 2- 3MTM CommandTM Strips; 1-Floor positioning Mat; 1-Instruction Sheet; 1-Floor Mat Instructional Card; 1-Instructional DVD; 1-carry case.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.2 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to setup(5), Lightweight(3)
Best Uses:
Photography(3), Portraits(5)
 
Neat and Easy to use Lighting Kit
By ZekeVerified Purchaser from Stockton, CA on 9/26/2008
Pros:
Easy Setup, Reliable
Best Uses:
Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Photo Basics 3-Light Kit with Background (PB500):

Product should be called "Lighting for the Complete Idiot." Easy to use instructions through a simple DVD provided.

 
Great Buy
By hogheadeVerified Purchaser from Nashville.Tn on 8/18/2008
Pros:
Consistent, Easy Setup, Lightweight, Reliable
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Photo Basics 3-Light Kit with Background (PB500):

Great Eguipment

 
Great product!
By KellyAnneVerified Purchaser from Philadelphia, PA on 8/8/2008
Pros:
Easy Setup, Easy to use for beginners, Great portraits
Cons:
Umbrellas not sturdy
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Photo Basics 3-Light Kit with Background (PB500):

I really enjoyed this product. It was wonderful to get great portraits with my first setup and now
my portraits are getting better and better. Some of the materials - umbrellas and silver light fixtures could be sturdier.

 
lighting made easy for a shutter bug
By just me doing photographyVerified Purchaser from Papillion, Nebraska on 8/6/2008
Pros:
Easy Setup, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Photo Basics 3-Light Kit with Background (PB500):

I am just starting out in the photography business and we couldnt have come across a better set of lighting to learn on and continue using!! The instructional dvd and setting maps were a snap to follow. I thank you and I am sure my clients would thank you also!!!

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Great equipment
By JoeVerified Purchaser from Texas on 7/29/2008
Pros:
Easy Setup, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Artificial Lighting, Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Photo Basics 3-Light Kit with Background (PB500):

Use the lights in a 10 x 10 booth at pet shows. The lights work well but are very hot in confined spaces. The animals get hot very quickly and I would assume a human subject would also. A good choice for someone looking for an inexpensive start up set but would be better in larger, more open settings.

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