I am in awe of
blues legend B.B. King, and was very nervous about
photographing him. But he turned out to be such a warm,
charming and gracious host that he soon put me
completely at ease. The man is a true Southern
I had very little
time to get the shot in his dressing room, before I was
supposed to photograph him on stage for a possible cover
shot. Even then I was only allowed minutes to get the shot.
I positioned a
small underwater flash I brought with me because it had
a slave trigger, and then used the top-mounted flash on
my Nikon bounced backward and to the side to fill in the
light. But the result is a "classic" portrait in a room
with poor lighting and no windows.
To get the
cover shot, I used
a Nikon d100 on a tripod with a 70-300mm zoom.