Renowned commercial photographer Eric Eggly stopped by the Westcott studio to shoot with the new 59″ Zeppelin Deep Parabolic softbox. Eric, a 25-year industry veteran, emphasizes the importance of quality lighting.
The new Zeppelin Deep Parabolic series of softboxes by Westcott were first introduced to the market in early 2014. Creating a broad, wraparound light output, these new additions are a dream for commercial, fashion, and portrait photographers. The Westcott Zeppelin Deep Parabolic line features a 35”, 47”, and a 59” para-softbox. Each of these softboxes are lined with a highly reflective silver material, pulled taut for optimum light output. Supporting these large parabolics are 16 heavy-duty, heat-resistant rods. To support the weight of these profound softboxes, Westcott simultaneously developed the Zeppelin Speedring & Bracket. These additional brackets eliminate mounting stress and come in adaptations for virtually all light heads.
Each Zeppelin softbox comes standard with both an inner and an outer diffusion panel. Both the half-stop outer diffusion panel and the half-stop inner diffusion panel can be used by singularly or in tandem. The outer panel is constructed with a hook-and-loop edge for quick placement. The inner panel is also manufactured with a 1-stop center dot, eliminating potential hot spots.
An expert in creating surreal imagery with specular highlights and contrasting shadows, Eric commends the Zeppelin on it’s ability to create a sharp light falloff. This ability to throw light is essential when photographers want to very specifically control their light source.