Pinkman! More from the recent extended photo session with the Modern Gypsies. After the photo session with Martin on stilts, we moved to one of the many colorful areas in Brooklyn where we started with Dread Eye. Working in the same spot, Michael Saab fitted his character, PinkMan! out with jumping stilts. Absolute lunacy!
Working in such bright light, I thought the best approach would be to cross-light the sunlight with off-camera flash …
As you can see in this image below, I removed the front baffle on the Lastolite Ezybox softbox. It cut down too much of the light. But with just the one baffle, I was able to match the sun at that working distance.
Camera settings for all these images: 1/250 @ f11 @ 200 ISO
The flash was set to full output, in manual mode. That was the only way I was sure to get the most juice from my flash, with every shot. I used PocketWizard Plus II units to fire the flash.
photo gear (or equivalents) used during this photo session
- Nikon D3
- Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S
- Nikon SB-910 Speedlight controlled by PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver & AC3 Controller
or alternately, the Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite controlled by Canon ST-E3 Transmitter
- Lastolite EZYBOX 24×24 softbox
The first time I saw Michael on these jumping stilts at an event I was photographing, I wanted a set! It just looked so much fun. But then, common sense prevailed … as a working photographer, I can’t risk any injury, especially to my hands or wrists. But still, they look fascinating.