1 - The Pebble of Manchester and Lisa Marie are lit with a splash of flash from an SB-900 on a stand. I triggered the flash in full sun at a distance of 30m with the pop up flash in my Nikon D700. At no point throughout the day did we have triggering problems with Nikon's fantastic infra red system.
2 - A close up from a different angle showing the crisp clean light from a bare faced Speedlight. I used the sun as a backlight on Lisa Marie.
3 - Next we were off to the Bridgewater hall air con duct. We go to all the nice places on a Speedlight Mastery workshop. This picture from a different angle shows the pattern of light on the wall from my zoomed in SB-900.
4 - We then went to the tiled pub to shoot using the Orbis. The SB-900 was triggered with the pop up flash of my D700. The D3s delegates used an SU-800 commander.
5 - Chris Hanley had a bright idea and held the Orbis above Lisa Marie for this shot. The Orbis makes a good close proximity soft light.
6 - Key and kick two point lighting works from any angle.
7 - The wide shot version of the picture above with a bit of flare to add an extra dimension.
8 - The sunlight coming through the bridge in the background makes a wonderful graphic shape. Lit with a single bare faced Speedlight.
9 - I had to switch my camera to colour at some point. I used an SB-800 on camera with a full CTO gell to light this shot at Deansgate station entrance.
10 - This shot pushed the Nikon CLS (creative lighting system) to the limit. The two backlights were set to half power on manual and the key (an on camera SB-800) was set to TTL - .6 stop.
11 - Although Manchester was sunny it was also cold so Lisa Marie put on her jacket. Same lighting as above. There's nothing quite like having a drain pipe growing out of someones back. It was deliberate by the way :)
12 - With the master set to TTL it was not camera to subject distance critical. I used a 120mm lens for this frame.
13 - Take it easy girl. After not managing to secure the bar we had morning coffee in for a shoot we opted to try another bar for afternoon tea. This time my negotiating skills played off and we did a few interior portraits with Orbis.
14 - Another Orbis shot.
15 - There was something surreal about this test frame so I kept it.
16 - This was the shot I was after with my Orbis.
17 - I used a 60cm Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe as the key for this shot and the sun as a backlight.
18 - This is my bird shit shot. A piece of art lit with a Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe. All my shots were triggered with the pop up flash on my D700 set to commander mode.
19 - I changed my viewpoint and composition for this variation.
20 - I spotted this white washed glass on an empty building while walking back to the Deansgate pub for a well earned end of shoot drink. Flash on camera was all it needed to create this punchy shot.
21 - Chris Hanley spotted this reflection shot too.
That was day three of a full on Manchester shoot session. Why not join me in Bristol for a Speedlight Mastery workshop or join Chris and I for a Cherish the Dress workshop. Please feel free to comment on these pictures.