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.

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Gear Used to cover the event:
Nikon D800 camera
Lens:  Nikkor 24-120
Nikon Speedlight SB 800
PocketWizard TT5

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.

location-lighting, rick-friedman, parades, photography, speedlights, nikon, sb800, flash, tips, tricks, how-to

location-lighting, rick-friedman, parades, photography, speedlights, nikon, sb800, flash, tips, tricks, how-to