Here’s a sample of various portraits I’ve shot over the years. The one thing all these photos have in common is they were all illuminated using small portable Nikon flash units: SB-900 and SB-700. Most of what I learned about lighting tools and techniques came from reading Joe McNally’s book: The Hot Shoe Diaries. It’s a must read for anyone looking to start experimenting with small flashes. I’m also a fan of using gels to neutralize the background and make the foreground pop.