We had a couple of weeks that “Tuesday’s Tips” was absent, but I had a good excuse. I flew to India to attend my stepson Michael’s wedding in Goa. It was a unique intercultural and interfaith three day wedding. There were two very different wedding ceremonies. The first was conducted by my nephew Spike, a Rabbi and a close friend of Michael’s. The ceremony the next day was a traditional Hindu wedding. Each had it’s own unique customs, both had lots of colors.

Goa India.

Goa India.

Goa India.

Goa India.

I used a Nikon Speedlight to capture the selfie moment and match the light on Michael and Juhi with the sky

Goa India.

In this image the ambient light in the sky matched the ambient light on the couple.

Goa India.

This photograph was lit with a Speedlight mixed with the available LED lights

Goa India.

I lit this photograph with a Speedlight and a collapsable Chimera  Beautydish.  The Speedlight was triggered by Pocket Wizard Plus IIIs.

When I wasn’t photographing at the weddings, I was out shooting the beach and the market. What do most photographers do to relax on a few days off?  Make more photographs!

Goa India.

Goa India.

Goa India.

Goa India.

Goa India.

I convented my Nikon D300 into Infrared camera a few years ago.  Although I don’t use it much for assignment.  Creating IR images is a great relaxation for me.

Goa India.

Cows and tourists!

Goa India.

When I packed for the trip I knew much of photography would be available light, so I brought my polarizing filter and 2 ND filters.   I also knew some of the photographs would need lighting.  In addition to my camera and lens, I brought a small portable studio in camera bag and roll on case.   I don’t check in my gear.  I use a ThinkTankUrban Disguise bag and a ThinkTank Airport International Rolling Camera Bag and wheel my equipment on to the plane.

 

Here’s my equipment list:

Nikon D800s

Nikon 17-35 f2.8

Nikon 24-70 42.8

Nikon 70-200 f2.8

Nikon 16mm fisheye

3 Nikon SB900s

Rosco Rick Friedman Location Lighting Kit

PocketWizard Plus llls

Rogue Flashbenders

Rogue Grid

Chimera Beauty Dish

Induro tripod

1 Nikon D300s converted to infrared

Lensbaby Composer

California Sunbounce Sunmover reflector

Goa India.

I had a great time in India, the people are wonderful!  I wish I could have stayed more than a few days.  I look forward to returning.

Mazel Tov! Wish you the life time of happiness!  Congratulations Mike & Juhi!