The master of the headshot, Peter Hurley, has collaborated with Westcott to create a complete lighting solution for headshot photographers. Meant to be easy to set up, portable, and flexible, the kit looks to be a great option for anyone looking for an all-inclusive option for fashion, beauty, and commercial photography.
Peter Hurley is one of our favorite photographers here at Fstoppers. We've collaborated with him on two comprehensive tutorials, "The Art Behind The Headshot" and "Illuminating The Face." Now, in partnership with Westcott, he has released the Flex LED Lighting Kit, based around Westcott's Flex LED mats. Designed to create the high-key headshots that Hurley is well-known for, the kit includes four Flex LED mats, four modular Scrim Jim Cine frames, all necessary cables and mounts, diffusers, and a wheeled travel case. The kit is even water-resistant.
The lights are daylight-balanced at 5600K with a CRI (color rendering index) of 95, making them especially apt at reproducing colors accurately. They are also fully dimmable and have a total output of 20,000 lux at one meter, enabling high-key portraits and most everything in-between. The lights mount via hook and loop tape, which should make set up and teardown a breeze as well. For those looking for a complete headshot solution, this looks to be a top-notch option.
Signed lights are available for pre-order through HURLEYPRO, with shipping expected in November.
Images used with permission of Peter Hurley