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Creative Lighting with Nikon Speedlights

The power of creative lighting with Nikon Speedlights like the SB-800 in tandem with Pocketwizard Flex wireless triggers is on the portability of the lights especially when on an outdoor location shoot. I wouldn’t want to cart along full studio lights setup with battery packs and generators as I don’t have the luxury of having a lot of assistants, and more importantly the essence of time. For this portrait, I used 2 SB-800’s with shoot-through umbrellas, one of the SB-800’s is located at the back of the vertical wall cladding opposite to the left of the model, you can see the fill of the light coming in between the wall. The advantage to move around quickly and adjust the light sources immediately is essential as sometimes the environment’s ambience changes so quickly in a matter of few minutes. For me, this has really spelled a lot of difference in my shoots, as I would like my lights to move quickly in sync with my mind having lots of ideas here and there on how to light the subject – creatively I hope. Have fun!

Leysamfoto Creative Portraits – Outdoor Photoshoot | Model: Gilmarie

Leysamfoto Creative Portraits – Outdoor Photoshoot | Model: Gilmarie

Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/500, ISO 200, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, SB-800, Pocketwizard Flex

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  • jemai - Malinaw sir 😀ReplyCancel

  • xdayv - haha, thanks jemai!ReplyCancel

  • Erick - hahaha gstu q gawin tong setup n to nung workshop d ko nagawa…

  • xdayv - Erick, no probs, let’s do it one of these days.ReplyCancel

  • Erick - hahaha would be glad sir… 😀ReplyCancel

  • patrick - excellent lighting! more strobist post please.ReplyCancel

  • xdayv - Patrick, thanks, I’ll be posting more strobist posts, soon I hope. Stay tuned.ReplyCancel

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