Great assignment with new store co-owner and recent college graduate, Cade Schreger. Cade was photographed in his Brooklyn store, Mama Says Comics Rock, for an editorial profile for Middlebury College.
I photographed Cade with three lights, each individually powered via Profoto AcuteB 600r power packs.
The key light was set in a Profoto Medium Deep White Umbrella pushing through a white diffuser. A second light, next to the camera, was in a Chimera XXS softbox with a grid. It filled in the lower left where Cade was seated against the bookshelf. The third light was further back in the image, about the start of the center display table. It was mounted in a Chimera Small Lantern, angled to bounce off of the store’s white wall and add some fill to the background.
I used my Canon 1DX Mark II with a 50mm f/1.2 lens. Exposure was guided by the desire to retain detail outside while still keeping a shallow depth of field so that Cade could be set apart from the background. ISO 100, f/2 @ 1/160. Tethering and raw processing in Capture One.