Contest: Win a Westcott Ice Light

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The very lucky winner of the Ice Light is:

Rhonda Bowman

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Thank you everyone.  We hope to have more exciting products from Westcott to share with you and give away in the future.

 

What is an “Ice Light?”

When Westcott sent me an Ice Light to try, my husband saw it and immediately asked “why are you holding a Lightsaber?” And yes, I suppose it does resemble one.  But the truth is that this oddly shaped light is lightweight, transportable, and meant for photographers, not Star Wars fans.

You can adjust the brightness and it’s daylight balanced.  It attaches to light stands or you can simply hold it. Jerry Ghionis designed this light for Westcott, as a portable, rechargeable, continuous lighting source.  And it is just that.

My Initial Impressions

Fun, lightweight, and the quality of light is very nice.  I am 99.9% a natural light shooter – and I add light using our Photoshop actions or Lightroom presets as needed.  Many years ago, I used strobes when I had a product photography business, but since 2006 MCP Actions is my full time job. Photographing my kids, nature and wildlife, is more for pleasure than pay. In fact I no longer have strobes – just a few speed lights and reflectors.  So for me, I am interested in the Ice Light as a quickly accessible tool that does not take up much space in my office or home, and something I can pop in my camera bag should the need arise.

I’ve only practiced with it a few times so far.  But I see it having a place in my photography, for the reasons noted above.  The major downside I see to buying one of these: price. It is expensive for a small, saber-like light.  And truthfully, when I used it, I wished I had a second one simultaneously.  If you are a professional and shooting models or high school seniors on location, these may be the ideal quick lighting source you need. If you have limited space and mostly shoot with natural light, but want a daylight balanced light source to add in, definitely consider these.  If you photograph young kids, it may be hard, as they will want to play with it.  They aren’t going to just let you use it – they’ll want your toy.

As I mentioned above, I definitely am not seasoned with the use of lights, but I’ve included a few of my daughter Jenna taken in near darkness in my home.  I wanted to see if it could help me in low-light indoor situations. And compared to not using any light at all, for my first try, I was pretty happy.  I just need more practice.

Here are two professional images taken with an Ice Light:

photo by Jerry Ghionis

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photo by Rick Sammon

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Are you ready to win an Ice Light?

Entering is easy!

  • Check out the Ice Light, and then leave a comment on our blog post and let us know “In what type of photography do you think the Ice Light would be most useful and how could it help you get better images?”

Extra Credit

  • PIN, SHARE, TWEET or post to G+ about the give away.  Then add a second comment below for an additional entry!
  • Join MCP Actions as a NEW subscriber on any social networking site (Facebook, Facebook Group, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+) or sign up for our mailing list (top right corner), and add a comment for an additional entry.

Are you the winner?

  • The contest ends on June 23rd.  Check back to see if you are the lucky winner – it will be announced at the top of this post that night.
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Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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    I shared on FB too!

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    Dara Bills says:

    I would love this, especially when shooting outdoor to fill in shadows.

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    This would be fantastic to use in low light situations when you don’t have plug in lighting. I have seen this in action and would love to own one.;)

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    tom bilbro says:

    I’d be interested in using for fill light when the light is a bit too harsh outdoors.

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    I shoot mostly natural light work of kids and families. I saw it used in a workshop. I would love to be able to use it to help limit shadows in more challenging lighting situations.

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    I would love to have this light! It would help with any and all the creative shooting I would like to do . Also since I shoot mainly evenings, it would be great for that added touch of light! Thanks for the chance to win

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    I shared on FB. I am already a fan of MCP.

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    Carrie says:

    Not sure my comment went before. Said website was busy.

    I would love this light for my newborn photography.

    I am already a fan of MCP on facebook and pinterest and twitter. I repinned this contest.

    Thanks.

  10. 1510

    This seems like the answer to a traveling woman who wants to shoot in natural light but needs an extra kick! Will look into this and recommend to my students.

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    Vicki Murphy says:

    I am just getting my photography business up and running! I have seen the ice light on several occasions, and my first thought was how nice it would be for senior photos. However, I can imagine it would be useful for absolutely any photography situation to create sharper images and add WOW to any image!! Thanks for the contest and all your blog posts! I have learned tons by reading them!

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    shannon says:

    This would definalty help with bad portrait lighting!

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    Vicki Murphy says:

    I commented and “Pinned” about the contest!!
    Thanks again and God bless!

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    Tim says:

    The IceLight from Wescott looks interesting. It could be placed in spots normal lights could not… Hidden behind a column putting light where no light has gone before!

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    Danielle says:

    I think the ice light would be great for on location shoots where electricity is not available and bulky lighting kits impossible to use.

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    Karmen says:

    An Ice Light would be great for my on location photography. I think it will give a nice partial fill and/or rim light to portraits.

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    Karmen says:

    I pinned & tweeted!

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    Cora Dahmus says:

    This would be awesome for night senior photos! Pretty please pick me!!!

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    Cora Dahmus says:

    Shared on Facebook and Pinned!!

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    Mark Boggs says:

    This would be awesome for portraits and senior shots

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    Maureen says:

    Congratulations to Rhonda for winning a great light :) It’s going to be used for great photo’s of great children :)

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    Lori Brown says:

    I would love to have this to use for family photos in the shade to light up faces!

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    I would use the ice light to photograph a model in an old abandoned building, for a bridal photoshoot, for a couples photoshoot, for a glamour photoshoot, in fact, I would use lots and lots for many many things!


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