Before we went in to Times Square with the Modern Gypsies, we did a quick portrait session with one of the Modern Gypsies performers, Bird Girl …
We wanted to give a sense of freedom and have her against a backdrop unencumbered with urban clutter. Just trees and space. I lay down on the ground and shot up towards where she was standing on a low sloping wall.
off-camera flash as fill-flash
As with previous examples in this site, we get a basic ambient exposure that is close to correct, and then add flash to clean up the light. Here I decided to use wireless TTL flash, with the Slaved flash in the Lasotlite EZYBOX softbox, held up at camera right. Since the flash was just fill flash to make the photo pop a bit, my flash exposure compensation (FEC) was turned down to -2EV.
As comparison, here’s the same image but without flash:
Equipment used during this photo session:
Nikon D3; Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S VR II (B&H); Nikon SB-900 (B&H)
Lastolite EZYBOX 24×24 softbox (B&H)
Manfrotto 680B monopod (B&H);
brass stud to attach softbox to monopod (B&H)