Just spent a fabulous weekend in NYC teaching a flash workshop for Photo Quest Adventures and catching up with friends. Talk about access…we had a little rain one day so Mirjam Evers just got us into Bathhouse Studios, 4000 sq. feet of shooting space with huge cycs and incredible backgrounds, a photographer’s dream studio. We focused on Brooklyn for the workshop, beautiful cobble streets, great access to bridges, way too many locations to cover in three short days. If you want to learn some flash photography techniques, we still have two more events this year, Las Vegas and Miami, both will be fantastic!
One afternoon after the workshop we had a chance to photograph a belly dancer near the Brooklyn Bridge. This location provides a great city and bridge backdrop right along the East River. Aisha, our energetic dancer, was game to dance on the rocks. I kept lighting simple on this, just one 39″ Elinchrom octabank and a Quadra for power. The light was positioned high and angled down to accentuate the almost ‘angel’ like appearance of Aisha and her ‘wings’. Sometimes all it takes is one simple soft light to get just what you need. Tech. Nikon D3, 24-70mm lens, f14 1/160 sec, ISO 100. Quadra at around 350 watts using the Skyport wireless trigger system.