Sunday, 21 February 2016

First portrait shoot with Neewer Eagle EG250 Strobes

After the trial shoot on inanimate objects yesterday, I had a couple of live subjects today. 

I used my Canon 5D2 but with the 24-70 f2.8 L rather than either the prime 85 or 100mm USM lenses purely because its easy to use the zoom to frame when doing a quick test like this.

I set up all 3 strobes, two with soft-boxes the third with the reflector with a diffuser on it illuminating the back wall. I switched these on and off in various combinations during the shoot, as well as adjusting the power of each strobe for effect.

As before the strobes worked perfectly.

These are my favourite images from the session processed in Lr and Tonality used as a plug in in Lr.

Canon 5D2, Canon 24-70 f2.8 L, Neewer EG250 strobes


  1. Have seen this Neewer 750w (3x250w) kit on Amazon and been searching to make sure it is good enough to purchase. This page came up in a Google search and the results look great. I presume you are happy with this kit. Would you recommend?

  2. Thanks for the comment. I bought mine from Amazon. I'm very pleased with the quality of the kit overall. For full-on pro use I don't think it will last as long as Bowens or Elinchrom kit but they are 5 or 6 times the price.

  3. Thanks for the reply. I am looking for something to get me started and help to learn. Your info and blog has helped me to make the jump and go for it. Thank you, I'll look for future posts.