Thursday, December 4, 2014

Creative Flash 4 - Times Square Bikini

Illuminating Personalities

I've never had an interest in photographing the cartoon characters in Times Square. I'll leave them to the tourists and their phone cameras.

But this young lady in her red, white, and blue bikini offered something unusual. Quite unusual, in fact - I saw her there only on that one day.

a photo of a model in a red white and blue bikini in times square
Red, White, and Blue Bikini - Times Square

The flash highlighted the vibrant colors of the lady's outfit. 

I held a single speed light at the length of my fully extended left arm. The angle of the light source with respect to the camera created a sense of drama (notice the shadow areas on the right side of the frame). 

On camera flash would have created a flat, deer-in-the-headlights look and probably some red-eye.

: Nikon D800E
Lens:     Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G
Flash:    Nikon SB-910 / SU-800 commander

Light happens.  Be ready.  Shoot hard.

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