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Rockers at Night

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Alaina Blair

Created in this Craftsy class

Off-Camera Flash Photography taught by Neil van Niekerk

Put your subjects in their best light no matter what the setting by taking your speedlight off-camera and creating fantastic portraits with Neil van Niekerk’s expert flash techniques.

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What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? I shoot bands a lot; mostly on-stage without flash. Sometimes, though, they want posed shots and here Neil's techniques have worked great. At first I used a 24-inch Lastolite, but then I found I got pretty good results with the little 8-incher. The only problem is that I need to find an assistant--well, finding one isn't so hard, but directing one is a whole new skill. Still, in general I'm pleased with the results--and so are my rocker friends.

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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? I use a Canon 600EX-RT as commander on the camera (which is a 5D3) and another inside a Lastolite softbox. TTL mode, since we're moving fast, and of course, a VAL to hold the softbox.

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really nice this has style ...

03/12/2014 Flag

Thanks. Now that it's done, I see all the flaws or areas that could have been improved, but it was one of my first attempts at balancing the sunset with an off-camera strobe. Having a gorgeous young singer like Alaina Blair makes it easy to overlook my errors, though!

03/13/2014 Flag

Great shoots and good use of of camera flash. Love the edgy look in the other photos.

04/19/2014 Flag

Thanks. You've got some beautiful landscapes; I've been thinking about that Rick Sammons course, and I'll have to give it a try when I get time.

04/25/2014 Flag