On the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica….I set up a shoot with the fire guys.
These dragons can often be seen putting on shows around town at various restaurants. They tell me they also do a lot of weddings and corporate gigs, as well as travel all over the world competing.
Serious stuff. Good people to be affiliated with.
The lighting is simple. Two Nikon SB800’s and one on camera that is primarily used to fire the two flashes on the stands as shown. That’s Tina, my wife, off to the left.
Both flashes off camera are set to optical slave. I slowed the shutter speed down to 1/80th of second in order to bring in the ambient light and distant sunset. ISO500
Yours in photography,
Patrick Nau says
This is a truly great portrait. An extremely compelling image.