I did a quick video about my first shoot with the just announced new Westcott Spiderlite TD-6s. If you’ve got two minutes and 16 seconds, check it out (I interrupt the shoot briefly to show you the difference between the old TD5-s and the new TD-6s and it will be instantly clear what’s new).

For more on the TD-6s, visit Westcott’s site. Also, if you’re not following Westcott on Facebook, you oughta. They always have cool stuff going on, or info on lighting techniques, giveaways, and stuff like that. Here’s the link.

P.S. Terry White did an in-depth review of the TD-6s over at his Tech Blog Here’s that link. While we’re having a link-fest. Here’s another (I’m not sure where it goes). ;-)

About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; KelbyOne.com CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.

14 Comments

  1. i wish i could buy that but its a expensive light

  2. I love my TD5s but hopefully I will be able to get my hands on a TD6 or two.
    What’s going to be great, is that it will be easy to combine TD5s and TD6s :)

    Thanks for sharing the video.
    – Brandon

  3. Scott, could you tell us your camera settings while taking those shots? Are the TD6s bright enough to handhold your camera, or are you still having to use your tripod?

    I’m wondering also if these would be good for using with DSLR video.

  4. Scott, does this mean the Elinchrom’s go into the dumpster behind the office? :D

    These TD6’s really put out a nice light. Got a lot of nice pictures at the Westcott booth during PSW when they introduced these.

    –John

  5. Hi Scott,

    Great video. Someday I’d like to set up my own studio at home, but that’s a dream that is a ways away.

    I have an unrelated question: Where can I get the Canon Close-up lens you talk about in your Digital Photography Book Vol. 1? I’ve searched a few places on the web, but it’s out of stock. Is there a newer model that is out that is better? I can’t afford a macro lens just yet, but I’d like to get a good quality close up lens for my Nikon D-5000 18-55 mm lens (52mm size).

    Are the macro filter kits any good? Can you recommend a good one? Thanks.

    Judy

  6. Hi Scott,

    I am writing a research paper on photography lighting for my last college project before graduation. I have a couple of your books and love your work. Would it be possible to email you a few questions? I would love to include you in my paper.

    Thank you so much!
    Amy

  7. I’m really loving these and the idea of continuous light sources. But, still considering the Elinchroms.

  8. Or if you’re on a tight budget (like me), you might consider these:
    http://amzn.to/fMyPUL

    I purchased a kit and to have 1800W from a light is insane! It’s not the build of a Wescott, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a great starter package. There’s other kits available too if you search ePhoto on Amazon.

    Dom

  9. Scott, I bet you had a hard time finding the props for this shoot. LOL (like the trunk of your car)

  10. Scott,
    That Wescott TD6 really rocks. Looks like my next purchase. So does your model, by the way!

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