For this week’s “Tuesday Tips”, I’ve got some great location lighting tips that can be applied in a bunch of different situations. However, for this project I photographed the Betances 2014 Puerto Rican Festival Parade in Boston’s South End, in close proximity to where my studio is located. I have photographed the parade numerous times over the years and this year I wanted to do something different, so I lit the images. In the photo below I asked Keiko Hiromi, with whom I work, to stand on the opposite side of the car and hold a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight with a PocketWizard TT5 to light the beauty queens. I underexposed the ambient light by a stop. There was still plenty of available light, while the strobe gave the light direction and pulled the viewer into the image.
My camera was set on manual and the Speedlight was set on TTL. The photograph was shot at ISO 200, at F 5.6 & Shutterspeed 1/250. The Speedlight was fired using a Pocket Wizard TT5 on the camera and a second TT5 on the flash.
The flash compensation was dialed up 1/3 of a stop, to give it a bit more light on the subjects.