How to Get the Most Out of the Lastolite 8-in-1 Umbrella

In the above video, photographer Mark Cleghorn walks us through several of the uses of Lastolite’s 8-in-1 Umbrella.

Mark uses a pair of speedlights with the umbrella, as well as an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra kit for background lighting on location.

Here’s a list of the eight configurations possible with the Lastolite 8-in-1:

Lastolite 8-in-1


The Lastolite 8-in-1 Umbrella runs $129.99. You can find it here at B&H Photo.

Westcott Spiderlite TD6 and 7′ Parabolic Umbrella Hands-On

Westcott had a regular photographer’s playground set up at Photoshop World last week.  Even though it had just announced the TD6 Spiderlite and new 7′ Parabolic umbrellas, there were plenty to be seen and put through the paces on the expo floor between the great classes at PSW.

One of the cool things that Westcott does for the attending photographers is set up several shooting stations with lights and live models to give everything a good run for your money. [Read more…]