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Friday, March 2, 2012

Photo Basics by Westcott PocketBox featuring Erin Manning

Take incredible pictures with the first complete educational system for flash

 Westcott is excited to introduce the PocketBox, the first-ever compact flash system combined with education. The PocketBox includes: three size modifiers, a compact carry case and educational DVD.

The Round PocketBox is 8.5” wide, perfect for providing those round catch lights in the eyes. The Square PocketBox is 6” x 7” making it that perfect box for fill light while still maintaining that compact diffusion. The Rectangular PocketBox is 8” x 12”, the largest of the three which is ideal for portrait and couples.

The PocketBox modifiers are built with top-notch components featuring an ultra-reflective silver interior maximizing light output as well as a removable inner diffusion panel. The worry-free elastic strap and soft grip panels help safely secure the PocketBox to the flash. The durable black backing prevents light spill and the heavy-duty, flexible wire framework will allow your PocketBox to withstand much abuse.

Westcott has partnered with professional photographer, teacher and television personality Erin Manning, to develop the educational DVD. Erin brings her down-to-earth teaching style right to your living room and takes you along on multiple photo shoots, explaining all the ins and outs of on-camera and off-camera flash.

“I’m really excited about the PocketBox kit! It’s exactly what many have been requesting; a simple and effective way to create beautiful flash photos without carrying around a lot of bulky gear. The modifiers fit on any flash head and they all fold flat for transport. If the idea of using a flash modifier sounds challenging, the educational DVD helps you get started and guides you through the process. What could be easier than that?”

The PocketBox Kit (#268) sells for $49.90 and can be found on our website as well as at dealers across the country. To find a dealer near you, visit our website and click on 'Dealer Locator'.

About Erin Manning
Erin Manning is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Her clear, friendly teaching style helps people understand and enjoy photography and technology. Television viewers know Erin best as the digital photography expert and host of DIY Network’s Telly Award-winning TV series The Whole Picture. She is also author of Portrait and Candid Photography, Make Money With Your Digital Photography and producer of the DVD series Digital Photography 101.

For more information about Erin and her educational products, visit her website at

About The F.J. Westcott Company
The F.J. Westcott Company is an industry-leading producer of photography and video lighting products. Founded in 1899, F.J. Westcott pioneered the photography light control industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of lighting equipment, light modifiers, backgrounds and accessories to professionals, enthusiasts and consumers. Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, F.J. Westcott consists of brands including Westcott® professional lighting equipment, Photo Basics® enthusiast and educational lighting products, and a background rental service

For more information, on F.J. Westcott, please visit or call (800) 886-1689. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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