Retro Themed Photo Shoot at Lighting Incorporated in Raleigh, North Carolina.

by Alan Trammel

Nikon D780 + Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF@ ISO 320, 1/320, f/1.4

You don’t need exotic locations for great portrait photography. A local lighting store made for a unique backdrop for a retro themed photo shoot with Pyrion Astorii.  @beyond_the_depths Website: Pyrion Astorii

Location:

Lighting Incorporated located at 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh NC 27609.

Gear:

  • Nikon D780
  • Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD 
  • Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Lens 
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
  • Godox XProN Trigger
  • Godox AD200Pro TTL Pocket Flash
  • Godox V860II for Nikon
  • Godox S2 Speedlite Bracket for Bowen
  • MagMod MagShoe
  • MagMod MagSphere
  • MagGel Orange
  • Neewer 33″ White Translucent Soft Umbrella
  • Manfrotto 5001B Nano Light Stand (Black, 6.2′)

Natural Light

Taking advantage of early morning light from the large store front windows made for some really beautiful natural light portraits.

Nikon D780 + Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF@ ISO 320, 1/320, f/1.4
A front view of the large windows providing perfect natural light
Nikon D780 + Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF@ ISO 320, 1/320, f/1.4

Switching to the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens offered more background compression and a really nice look as the morning light illuminated some large brass light fixtures.

Nikon D780 + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G @ ISO 320, 1/250, f/1.8

Conversion to monochrome in Lightroom really added to the retro feel.

Nikon D780 + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G @ ISO 320, 1/250, f/1.8
Nikon D780 + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G @ ISO 320, 1/250, f/1.8
Nikon D780 + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G @ ISO 320, 1/250, f/1.8
Nikon D780 + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G @ ISO 320, 1/250, f/1.8

Off Camera Flash

Two off camera flashes provided a nice variance from the natural light photos.

Nikon D780 + Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF@ ISO 125, 1/1250, f/2.2
Godox AD200 w/Neewer 33″ White Umbrella and Godox V860II w/Magmod Orange Gel & MagSphere

Do you see a great spot for a photo here? Sometimes you have to get creative and off camera flash can really help.

Inside Lighting Incorporated. I was immediately drawn to the burgundy wall with fixtures.

A little Photoshop helped with a Nikola Tesla inspiration.

Nikon D780 + Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD@ ISO 320, 1/160, f/2.8
Nikon D780 + Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD@ ISO 200, 1/160, f/2.8
x AD200 w/Neewer 33″ White Umbrella and Godox V860II w/Magmod Orange Gel & MagGrid
Nikon D780 + Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD@ ISO 200, 1/160, f/2.8
Nikon D780 + Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF@ ISO 320, 1/125, f/1.4

www.alantrammelphotography.com

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