What’s in My Bag with DextDee Livingstone

Have you ever reached for your go-to lens or favorite light and wondered if professional photographers have favored pieces of gear, too? Yep, they do! We’re fortunate that fashion photographer DextDee Livingstone has shared with us what he considers his five favorite pieces of kit.

1. Light projector for gobos and backdrops

Light Blaster optical snoot

The Light Blaster is an optical snoot that makes use of your existing lenses and flashes to project images onto your background or even across your models. “This is one I use to add dynamics to my studio fashion shoots. I can have shaped lights either on or around my subject to make the outcome more interesting.”

2. Portable light

Godox AD600BM

The Godox AD600BM is an outdoor flash powered by a lithium battery. “This is the highest powered portable light I have and it allows me to shoot in direct sunlight and even high-speed sync.”

3. Lighting modifier

Silver reflector cone

“Silver reflector cones are lighting modifiers that allow me to focus most of my light on my subject without losing too much.”

4. Light projector for gobos and backdrops

Light Blaster optical snoot

The Light Blaster is an optical snoot that makes use of your existing lenses and flashes to project images onto your background or even across your models. “This is one I use to add dynamics to my studio fashion shoots. I can have shaped lights either on or around my subject to make the outcome more interesting.”

5. Parabolic softbox

Godox QR-P120

Softboxes provide soft, flattering light in any situation. The Godox QR-P120 is DextDee Livingstone’s preferred softbox. “This is a favorite all-round octabox for fashion and portrait. With the double diffusion and its size, it gives soft, beautiful light.”

6. Fabric

Various fabrics

Having a supply of fabrics in different sizes, colors, and textures stashed away in your studio is always helpful, and can bring changes quickly and inexpensively to your projects. “These are good for either adding interest to your backgrounds or further complimenting and styling your subject.”

About DextDee Livingstone

DextDee Livingstone is a photographer based in Amrahia, Ghana. Working out of the DextDee Studios, he offers professional photography, sound, and lighting design. You can view DextDee’s portfolio on the DextDeeStudios.com website and you can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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