For this week's "Tuesday Tips", I photographed the Betances 2014 Puerto Rican Festival Parade in Boston's South End, in close proximity to where my studio is located. I have photographed the parade numerous times over the years and this year I wanted to do something different, so I lit the images. In the photo below I asked Keiko Hiromi, whom I work with, to stand on the opposite side of the car and hold a Nikon Speedlight with a PocketWizard TT5 to light the beauty queens. I underexposed the ambient light by a stop. There was still plenty of available light, while the strobe gave the light direction and pulled the viewer into the image.
Gear Used to cover the event:
Nikon D800 camera
Lens: Nikkor 24-120
Nikon Speedlight SB 800
2 PocketWizard TT5
My camera was set on manual and the Speedlight was set on TTL. The photograph was shot at ISO 200, at F 5.6 & Shutterspeed 1/250. The Speedlight was fired using a Pocket Wizard TT5 on the camera and a second TT5 on the flash.
The flash compensation was dialed up 1/3 of a stop, to give it a bit more light on the subjects.