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Nikon Behind The Scenes – Episode 3: Powerful Athletic Portraits

Episode 3 of my Nikon Behind The Scenes video series is now live on the Nikon Facebook page and YouTube channel. If you are interested in seeing the Nikon Creative Lighting System in action, be sure to check it out! If you are like me, you have always had a passionate disdain for the existence of the pop up flash. However, my disdain has now turned to appreciation now that I have learned how to utilize the pop up flash as a commander to reliably trigger many speedlights in multiple groups.

Andrew Hancock - Advertising photographer - Nikon Behind the Scenes series

Andrew Hancock - Advertising photographer - Nikon Behind the Scenes seriesIn this episode, I am working a portrait scenario with Glenn Robinson of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the locker room where they filmed the movie Hoosiers. It was cramped and dark but had a ton of character. I kept it simple with lenses and lighting – utilizing the Nikkor 35mm f1.8 and 85mm f1.8 lenses. The portrait was lit with two Nikon SB-910 strobes and modified with the Profoto RFi 3ft Octa with grid. The strobes are mounted to the octabox via the newly designed RFi speedring that allows for multiple speedlights to mound inside the light modifier. The result allows you to deliver quite a punch of light with maximum control with minimum footprint and supreme portability. This is a kit that I take all over the world with me on travel assignments to make portraits.

Andrew Hancock - Advertising photographer - Nikon Behind the Scenes series

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