Portraits of Lyoto Machida

I am trying to make portraits of UFC fighters on location using small battery powered strobes. I don't know what kind of conditions I may encounter at a gym so using the strobes on small lightstands gives me the flexibility of shaping the light without worrying about finding power.

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Oscar Photos

The Oscars were a little different this year than previous years. The red carpet had a few less presenters so they could surprise the TV audience. Some of the presenters made it to the photo room backstage. The photographers were told not to take photos of them alone, and only with the winners. Not sure how many heeded that edict. Tell a photographer not to take a photo and that makes the desire that much stronger. The last few years I used regular studio strobes in the photo room, but this year I went strobist and brought out three Nikon SB-24's on half-power with pocketwizards. I zoomed the speedlights' heads for more efficency. Same F-stop as the more powerful Dyna-lites.

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