Sidewalk Lighting

Originally posted on January 14, 2013

Author Jack Gantos, photographed for The New York Times Book Review outside our South End, Boston studio.

It was a beautiful sunny day when we had this assignment a few months back.    The only time Jack could do the shoot  was mid day, when we had harsh shadows.  We eliminated the shadows by holding a

California Sunbounce Sun-Swatter

over Jack’s head, then filled in the light using a single speedlight in a softbox fired by a

PocketWizard  Flex TT5




The camera was set on manual,  the exposure was taken off the background & speedlight was on TTL.

My assistants held the Sun-Swatter and the softbox.  If they were not with me on the shoot, I would have put the softbox and the Sun-swatter on light stands.



If you are going to be at Imaging USA in Atlanta next, (January 20-22)  I will be at both the Chimera booth and the California Sun Bounce booth.  Please stop by and let’s talk lighting.

Next Location Lighting Workshops:

2/23/13 Unique Photo, Fairfield, NJ Register
2/27-28/13  Calumet Ft. Lauderdale register before 2/11 for early bird discount!

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