This was a quick photo shoot with Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed on the roof of a building in New York City.
For a magazine shoot like this one, I keep things fast and simple. I had to be mobile and didn’t know if I’d have power up there, so I used only Nikon SB strobes.
(Nikon D700, 24-70, 1/320 sec, f/11, ISO 200)
The image above is lit with two SB900’s in a big softbox at camera left. It was grey and overcast, so I gelled the strobes warm and put my D3 on tungsten white balance to “blue” the sky. I added the texture using Totally Rad Actions’ Dirty Pictures plug-in.
(Nikon D700, 24-70, 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200)
It should be pretty obvious that I used a ring flash for this image. In this case, it’s the Orbis slipped right over an SB800.
Two setups in 15 minutes. Quick, easy, and painless for everyone.