A while ago, I got my hands on couple of Nasty Clamps for review, and I have not been able to put them down since. The Nasty Clamps are a very simple idea that is extremely well executed and also made right here in Oregon.
Camera – Nikon D2X
Lens – Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S
Exposure – 1/250 @ f/7.1
Focal Length – 50mm
A while back I had the chance to shoot with Tim Riley again. We have shot together many times over the years and it was a blast yet again.
Here is one of my favorites from the shoot along with a set up schematic after the jump…
My favorite TTL control tool is the Nikon SU800. It is a control unit that is part of the Nikon Creative Lighting System. It acts as a dedicated controller along the lines of the Nikon SB700, 800, and 900, but with out the flash capability.
Two light set up.
The key light is a LumoPro LP160 with a Rogue XL Pro Strip Box as the modifier to camera right. I feathered the edge of the light to create a deep shadow on the opposite side of the subjects face.
The second light was another LumoPro LP160 and was set up off to camera left with the flash head zoomed to about 105mm to create a controlled and slightly vignetted spot on the background directly behind the subjects head and shoulders.This second light was needed in order to create some separation between the subject and the background and to provide some depth to the picture.
Set up diagram and camera information after the jump.
LumoPro posted a teaser image of the LP160 replacement, the LP180 on their Facebook page. To say that I am excited about this flash is a massive understatement.
Here is a photo from a recent shoot that I had with the very talented Portland Oregon based model Dominique Valdovinos.
We went out to a local collage campus with fantastic cement walls for this shoot. By the end of the night we were locked in the campus, watched a hawk eat a small bird right in front of us and found a mock up of a hospital room filled with fake patients. All in all it was a great location shoot!
For this shot I used the following equipment:
2 – LumopPro LP160 flashes
2 – LumoPro LP605 7′ stands
1 – Expoimaging Rogue Grid
1 – Aurora 26″ Firefly Beauty Box
3 – Pixel Opas flash transceivers for Nikon
1 – Nikon D2x (My old workhorse that I still love!)
I placed the Firefly to camera right and a couple of feet above Dominiques head pointed down at her as you can see from the shadow cast by her nose.
I then placed my second flash with the Rogue Grid to camera left and behind Dominique pointed at her head and shoulder to give some separation between her and the background.
It is a pretty simple set up but it works and the second light adds a bit more depth to the shot.