I have been on the road a lot lately, Moab, Canyonlands, Arches, and now just in from Miami. My friend, Cesar Rivera, and the Pines West Camera Club invited me down to speak and teach a class on TTL flash photography. I have to say they rolled out the red carpet for me, a great group of people and a very active club. We worked on some flash images at the hotel I was staying at, and we had 5 incredible models to work with (thanks Elvisay!). I had a chance to shoot a few frames of Claudia, a fantastic model, sure makes my job easier when you have beautiful people to photograph. Just used one Elinchrom Quadra shot through a 39″ octabox for this image.
One item that was a real hit was the Lastolite Ezybox. We used the 24″ size, love the quality of TTL flash coming through these. We also used the grid panels to control and modify the light. My favorite is the narrow strip, really narrows the light down, great for tight places where you don’t want spill.
And the greek food? The club took me out to Taverna Opa restaurant for some great food, but what really caught my attention were belly dancers and patrons dancing on the table as I ate, quite the dining experience!
Tech (portrait): Nikon D3s, 24-70mm, 1/250 at F18, ISO 100. Elinchrom Quadra shot through a 39″ Octabox, triggered by Skyport wireless system.