If you get a chance to pick up the October issue of ShutterBug magazine, six pages in there’s a full page ad (shown above) featuring a headshot I took using Westcott’s Spiderlites (Actually, it was just one Spiderlite, which is an amazing daylight-balanced fluorescent continuous light with a softbox attachment) and a 30″ Westcott silver reflector which I used in an over/under “clamshell” lighting set-up).

I’ve become somewhat of a Spiderlite evangelist (OK, Spiderlite freak) since the first time I saw them used live at a Monte Zucker seminar last year. Then earlier this year I got a chance to use them myself during a two-day Lightroom hands-on workshop, and I was totally hooked.

When it came time to kick off my nationwide Lightroom Live tour, I called B&H Photo to order a set of Spiderlites for the tour, and I’ve been using them ever since. They’ve created quite a buzz on the tour, because once you see them used live, you’ve got to have ’em. In fact, they’re so popular with my Lightroom Tour students, that B&H Photo put together “The Scott Kelby Studio Kit,” which features the same exact set-up I use on the tour (2 TD-5 Spiderlites with softboxes, 2 Light stands, plus a Westcott Illuminator two-sided [black/white] collapsible background and pop-up stand. Here’s the link to the kit over at B&H.

[Note: I don’t get any royalty or fee if you buy the kit; B&H put the kit together as a courtesy to my students. As for the Westcott print campaign; I don’t get paid for that either; I don’t do paid endorsements, so if you see me supporting a product or service, not only do I use it myself, you must know I really, really like it a lot].

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Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.